Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2180

Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Bloss Robertson, Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488, +61 3 99259494

Course Contact Email:,,

Course Description

This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English. The focus of this unit is on listening and speaking skills in English to

understand and convey simple spoken information and to follow and give instructions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU497 Participate in simple conversations and transactions


1. Listen to simple exchanges.

2.Participate in simple conversations.

3. Make requests and respond in short everyday transactions.

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

• Performance criteria of all three elements

• The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 2 and Listening 2

• The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Speaking and Listening competence at Level 2

Overview of Assessment


This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed formally and informally by oral presentations about familiar topics, role play about familiar situations, listening and being questioned about information from CD’s, DVD’s,  films and guest speakers on familiar contexts, mid semester interviews and observations by teacher.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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