Course Title: Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2180

Course Title: Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions

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 and Soosan kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 and +61 3 99259494

Course Contact Email: and

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:

VPAU498 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions


1 Interpret simple informational oral text

2 Give a short talk on a on a personal and familiar topic

3 Follow simple everyday verbal instructions or directions

4 Give a set of simple verbal instructions or directions

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:


•    The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency

Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute

directly to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 2 and Listening





•    the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 2.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess language skills and knowledge in real and simulated contexts. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:


•    direct observation using a checklist


•    third party feedback such as from teachers, community members or peers


•    self assessment


•    additional verbal questioning to confirm required skills and knowledge