Employability Skills

These courses include significant English, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (LLND) skills development through a variety of work-related activities together with other employability skills relevant to the cohort’s background and desired work specifications. These courses are for people who are typically lacking certain core skills for work and want to overcome those barriers to employment due to:

  • Being out of the workforce and not keeping up with technological development because they have been caring for children, elderly

  • Job seekers who have been out of work for longer period of time are hard to place into work

  • Migrants and refugee job seekers lacking understanding the Australian job market and work place culture

  • CALD background learners in need of improved communication skills

  • People who have special needs due to barriers to learning such as interrupted education and other literacy issues

The Employability Skills program consists of a series of long and short term courses including:

  • English Beginner, Post Beginner and Intermediate levels (both day time and evening)

  • Computers for Beginners

  • Office Skills

  • Workplace communication - customer service skills

  • Job search and interview skills

  • OHS/WHS Awareness for Job Seekers

Pathway Counselling

At KLC we ensure that all prospective students seeking entry into any accredited or pre-accredited course will have the appropriate level of LLN Skills in order to meet the course requirement and to achieve the expected course outcome. An initial assessment of students the Pre-Training Review is conducted to help students choose the most suitable programs, courses and pathways leading to employment or further study.

English with Computer Skills

This courses are designed to improve communication skills in English by integrating the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing along with digital literacy and employability skills. The content focuses on elements of contextual grammar, active vocabulary building, basic reading and writing, speaking and listening activities. Learners can enjoy a wide variety of learner centred activities such as group discussions, word games and role plays. Digital literacy activities include developing basic computer skills, use of Word documents, emails, internet research, use of smart phones and various Apps.

Digital Literacy

This course is designed for adults who have little, or no previous experience using computers. This basic computer skills course will provide you with an understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. You will become computer literate in this hands-on course while you learn to access, create, save and manage documents and emails and use the Internet effectively. Course content includes introduction to computer hardware and software, Windows, working with programs, file management, word processing, printing, using email as well as accessing the internet and Zoom meetings. The course offers three levels of sequential training in MS Word applications and can be undertaken as an absolute beginner to start with leading to more advanced MS Office competency required by many occupations and work places.

Workplace Communication

This course is designed for students who have completed the Certificate III in Individual support (Ageing, Disability) course and are about to do work placement or are at the beginning of their career in aged care. In addition, this course may be suitable for students who have successfully completed the Essential Skills for Aged Care pre-vocational program and are ready to proceed to higher level (ACSF 2+) to improve their industry specific communication skills. Also, CALD job seekers enrolled in the Work Ready - Looking for a job? course might benefit from increased communication skills relevant to the aged care/disability sector.

The course focusses on the most typical work place scenarios in aged care settings such as negotiating rosters, listening to handover reports, writing case notes and dealing with residents. Students will have the opportunity to role play encounters with residents, team members and practice using model texts for writing notes, reports , messages in aged care settings.

Looking for a Job?

This course is targeting CALD job seekers with limited LLN skill, who may have a Resume or might have recently completed a vocational course, but have been unsuccessful in obtaining employment. This English literacy program is centred around two fundamental stages of the job application process: developing skills for Applying for jobs and practicing Interviews at ACSF 1-2 levels. Topics include understanding job ads, addressing duties and selection criteria, registering with Seek, uploading Resumes. Developing Interview Skills will focus on understanding, reviewing and practising interview techniques, telephone skills and self-presentation, language around clarification and getting feedback.

Phone: (03) 9798 7005 for more information or to apply for any of these courses