Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3232

Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)


City Campus


360T Education



Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of an intergrated program.

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 participate in simple conversations and discussions on everyday topics, and to engage in transactions related to personal consumption of goods and services.

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:

  • 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 competence in
    Reading and Writing at Level 3

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to 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 by:

  • ability to identify key features in a simple exchange
  •  ability to initiate and sustain conversations with one or more people on a range of familiar everyday topics
  • ability to obtain essential information on familiar or expected matters
  • ability to reflect on own learning and identify ways to develop skills
  • a mid semester interview

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, 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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