Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills | Parramatta College

Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills |

Over 30 Years in Western Sydney

Why Choose Parramatta Community College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Bellydance - Fun & Fitness

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        An introduction to this beautiful, ancient dance for beginners. Develop confidence, strength, body awareness and have lots of fun while learning basic belly dance moves and put them together in a short routine and freestyle. Experience a workout that is not only exciting, but also a sensual and enjoyable way to develop personal expression through movement and dance. It is an experience you will look forward to every day.
      • Languages - Arabic Stage 1

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!


        This is an introductory Arabic course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is not in dialectal Arabic. The course will begin by providing students with an understanding of the importance of and key areas where Arabic is spoken, and the differences between MSA and dialectal Arabic. Each lesson is basically split into two halves: the first half is focused on acquiring a comprehensive grounding in the Arabic alphabet and numbering system (and by the end of the course students will have learned the entire Arabic alphabet) and learning to identify, reproduce and join the letters; the second half is focused on conversational Arabic for leisure, social, work and family purposes. The tutor will train students to use transliterations (and translations) which aid the learning of conversational Arabic before students have fully acquired the Arabic alphabet. The course will also cover foundational grammatical concepts from which to form basic sentences, enabling students to be well-equipped and confident to progress to higher levels of Arabic. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in oral and written exercises with both the tutor and their classmates. The learning environment is sociable and relaxed, but focused. The course is for absolute beginners. No prior knowledge is required.

        Great course for business travelers or for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries, or for leisure travelers.

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        • Arabic alphabet – alif, baa, taa, thaa etc. (initial, medial, final and independent forms of all letters)
        • Short vowels and diacritical markings: fatHa, kasra, Damma, shadda, sukuun, hamza, laam alif, dagger alif etc.
        • Connecting and non-connecting letters
        • Long vowels – alif, waw, yaa
        • Numbering system (cardinal numbers)
        • Tanween (e.g. double Damma)
        • Greetings and basic conversation e.g. feelings, travel, social
        • Nationalities
        • Addressing people
        • Genders
        • Basic verbs e.g. to study, to write, to understand
        • Discussion of the Middle East and North Africa region e.g. history, dialectal Arabic etc.
        • Difference between al-fusHa and al-aamiyya
        • Nouns and possessive adjectives e.g. ‘my sister’ and 'his house'
        • Noun-adjective construction e.g. ‘the man is tall’ versus ‘the tall man’ versus 'a tall man'
        • IDaafa
        • Sun and moon letters
        • Regular letter-joining training
        • Training in the use of transliterations

        By the end of the 8-week course students should:
        • Be able to read, recognise and reproduce all letters of the Arabic alphabet
        • Have basic skills in writing in Arabic (joining letters)
        • Be able to converse at a basic level in Arabic with friends, family and colleagues
        • Be able to recognise and reproduce basic grammatical structures in Arabic

      • TAE40122 Upgrade Self-Paced Delivery

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        Self-Paced Delivery

        Attention all TAE40116 Cert IV Training and Assessment qualification holders

        The time to upgrade is now!

        TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the current qualification from the superseded TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment.   The TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment now has 12  UOC,10 upgrade units, plus an additional two full units  BSBAUD412 Work within compliance frameworks & TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector. Credit Transfers (CT) may apply and will be determined at enrolment.

        To enrol in this upgrade course you must have the TAE40116 qualification. 

        Cost to upgrade to TAE40122 via Self-Paced mode 
        Online self paced delivery:  Fee for service - $1,890
        Payment plans maybe available.  Please contact esther@pcc.edu.au or call 9687 2072

        Please refer to our Student Handbook for the fee and refund policy:  https://www.parramattacollege.com.au/handbook  

        Learning outcomes Core UOC
        TAEASS412 Assess competence
        TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation
        TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training
        TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products to meet vocational training needs
        TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training
        TAEPDD401 Work effectively in the VET sector

        Elective UOC Group A Training and assessment
        TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment
        TAEASS512 Design and develop assessment tools
        TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning

        Group B Learner support
        TAELLN423 Integrate employability skills support into training and assessment

        Group C General
        BSBAUD412 Work within compliance frameworks
        BSBCMM411 Make Presentations

        Assessment strategies - Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner, consisting of short answer questions, research, and workplace-based projects. In case, learners are unable to find a real-life workplace for their project, a simulation may be arranged in the classroom. The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

        What does the assessment involve?  Please note assessments for this course involve significant work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments. Any additional  submissions will incur a fee.  

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)  We understand some learners may have already participated in assessment validation and planning for assessment activities and processes as part of their role. If you believe you can  demonstrate current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements for units within this course, please consult with the Course Coordinator to apply for recognition.

        Pre-requisite for this course Those undertaking this qualification must be able to demonstrate vocational competence in their proposed training and assessing area. Vocational competence is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, and may include, but is not limited to, holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.

        You will need strong language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to successfully complete the required study and assessments in this course. You will also need good computer knowledge e.g. create documents using MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint, use internet including search engines, print and share documents via email to successfully complete the course.

        Need more information? Should you require further information, please email the Course Co-ordinator Esther Kelly esther@pcc.edu.au  or admin@pcc.edu.au  on 02 96872072. For more information regarding the relevant standards, please visit  https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards

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