Whether you are returning to study after a long break, building on the skills you already have, or entering further education for the first time, TasTAFE provides a range of services to ensure that you are supported throughout your study.
These programs are preparatory courses to help you develop your skills and work out your career options, and offer the chance for you to:
- explore options and build confidence before you start your study
- receive extra help in some areas of learning
- help you get back into learning after having had time away from study
- learn or improve your English if you have recently arrived in Australia
- receive more support and time to develop your skills if you have a disability or a learning barrier.
Vocational Preparation programs can also include introductory courses such as work experience placements to give you a ‘taste’ of different careers.
Vocational Preparation Programs
If you have found education difficult or have not been able to meet the entry criteria for a course you want to do, enrolling in one of our Connect Programs may be a good option for you.
We can help you investigate career pathways and get the skills and knowledge you will need, including study skills, computing skills and work skills.
The Connect Youth programs are designed for post-Year 10 learners aged 16-19 who are ready to gain the skills to pursue their career goals. The programs aim to:
- build your self-esteem, self-confidence and personal sustainability
- build your employability skills- including communication, teamwork, planning, organising, self-management and use of technology
- build your vocational learning, reading, writing and calculation skills
- support you to develop and implement plans for further education and employment
- support you to access meaningful employment or further education.
Skills for Work and Training Programs
These courses are for people who want to explore career options, or are seeking to enter employment or further training.
They are particularly suitable for those who may have previously experienced barriers in their learning or employment or who have not met the entry criteria for particular vocational programs.
The emphasis is on investigating career pathways and helping raise awareness of work related skills, knowledge and attitudes.
Some courses contain selected units from vocational areas.
On successful completion of this program, you may achieve a basic or intermediate qualification in work and training.
Work Pathways Programs
Work Pathways programs are suitable for students who have completed Year 12 and identify as having a disability or additional learning needs.
These programs help students develop skills and knowledge to choose, get and keep a job.
The programs deliver training in basic employability skills, which are the sorts of skills that can be used in any job and in the community setting. These social and personal skills can be adapted to home, work and community situations.
On successful completion of Work Pathways programs, you may achieve a basic qualification in transition education or work education.
A variety of reading, writing, maths and computing courses are offered at each of the TasTAFE campuses for learners of all ages.
These courses suit a wide range of needs, from people who are wanting to improve basic skills to prepare for a vocational pathway to people returning to study, people in work wanting to improve skills or change jobs, or people with learning barriers.
In-class support and drop in study support is also available for students undertaking vocational courses, including apprentices and trainees.
Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program
The SEE program is designed for job seekers who wish to improve their employment opportunities through strengthened English language, reading, writing or numerical skills.
SEE programs are free for eligible job seekers registered with Centrelink or Job Services Australia. Job seekers may join a SEE Program at any time of the year.
SEE programs have the added benefit of providing where possible, practical work experience in local businesses and industry.
English Language Services
If you would like to develop your English language skills and gain a better understanding of the Australian culture, TasTAFE offers a range of courses that can assist you in improving your English for living, working and studying in Australia.
English Language Services offer a range of opportunities including preliminary and short courses, as well as courses ranging from Certificate I through to Certificate III.
- up to five levels of English as a Second or Other Language (you may be eligible for the Adult Migrant English Program)
- Young Migrant Education Program (YMEP) a specific youth program – for students aged 18-24 years
- work and student focused courses with language support
If you have not studied with the Migrant Education teams before you will need to make an enrolment interview before classes start.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry.
The AMEP teaches English to help migrants and humanitarian entrants settle in Australia.
For more information about Migrant Education, please contact Client Services on 1300 655 307.
*Each of these Foundation Program areas has processes for assessing the suitability of applicants.