English for the Construction Industry (Advanced Level)

International Students

Why Learn Construction Industry English?

This course was created because of the growing number of International students and workers entering Australia to work in an Industry which has an extreme skills shortages, high incomes and within Australia a highly respected work force.

According to the Australian Governments Skills Priority List 2022 all sectors of the Construction Industry have massive Skills Shortages which opens up many opportunities for International Workers to find employment.

According to PayScale website the average Construction Industry wage is $81,000 AUD per year, its obvious that the Construction Industry is a good option for people that are good at working with their hands.

Course Code

 

CRICOS Course Code

Study Mode

20 Hrs per week

Delivery

Face to Face

Duration

See below

The Advanced level course is designed for students who already know essential terminology and may already be working in the sector. This level builds on what students have learnt in the Starter level and focuses more on an in depth understanding of how things are done in the construction sector.

The course prepares students who are also looking to advance their careers in this field. Through a series of interactive and challenging lessons, students will learn how to read and interpret complex
construction plans, understand technical documents, and design safety procedures. By the end of the course, they will be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients and stakeholders.

All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Platinum Institute Australia.

Education Level
Students will require one of the following:

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of overall 4.0 (Academic or General), or
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 31+, or
• The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 30+, or
• equivalent in line with the Department of Education and Department of Home Affairs regulations.

Digital Capability
Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails and basic use of MS office products).

Digital Hardware
Students will be required to provide their own device to undertake this course, Platinum Institute Australia recommends a Laptop Computer with Internet Access and up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Students will also be required to have a mobile device capable of capturing Photo and video.

The length of your English course will depend on your English proficiency at the time of entry, your progress during the course and the entry requirements for the course that you wish to study afterwards.

The below table indicates an estimated course duration.

Different people learn at different speeds, so the below table is only to be used as a guide, it has been based on the average learner.

• IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System

The Advanced Level course requires the successful completion of 8 units over 10 weeks. Some Units go over 2 weeks as they are more detailed. There are no electives and all 8 units need to be completed the for successful completion of the course.

Code – Unit Name

Unit 1
Teamwork

Unit 2
Design

Units 2 & 3
Design & Equipment

Units 3 & 4
Equipment & Materials

Units 4 & 5
Materials & Processes

Unit 5
Processes

Units 5 & 6
Processes & Projects

Units 6 & 7
Projects & Documentation

Units 7 & 8
Documentation & Health and safety

Unit 8
Health and safety

On successful completion of this course students will receive a “Certificate of English for the Construction Industry – Advanced Level”

Employment Options
A person having commenced this course in Australia would be able to look for work on a construction site as an assistant to a tradesperson or a laborer. Students will also need to complete the “White Card” course before commencing employment on site.

Education Pathway

After completing the achieving the “Certificate of English for the Construction Industry – Advanced Level”, candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Here is a summary of the main outcomes from the Advanced Level:

Vocabulary

  • Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary related to building documentation, construction site equipment, health and safety on a construction site, jobs in the construction industry, lighting, materials, natural disasters, project planning, road construction, technical drawings and traffic control
  • Describe different jobs in the construction industry
  • Identify common faults and repairs in equipment
  • Use common building collocations appropriately
  • Use formal vocabulary for a CV

Reading

  • Can understand the overall purpose of a text
  • Can carefully read a text to identify key details
  • Can work out the meaning of unfamiliar words in a familiar context

Listening

  • Can understand the overall purpose of a recording or video
  • Can identify key details in a recording or video
  • Can understand a range of accents from different countries

Role Play

  • Can create a role play on a relevant topic
  • Can speak at an appropriate volume and use correct pronunciation
  • Can use vocabulary appropriate to a construction site

Poster Presentation

  • Can create a poster presentation on a relevant topic
  • Can effectively use images and symbols to summarise and convey information
  • Can use vocabulary appropriate to a construction site

Australian Conversation

  • Students can understand and use slang terminology in conversation

IELTS

  • Answer short answer questions
  • Can distinguish main ideas from specific details
  • Can distinguish between different speakers
  • Can employ pre-listening techniques to aid in listening test task types
  • Can listen to discern specific words
  • Can understand a range of commonly used vocabulary
  • Can explain and justify answers
  • Can talk about flowers, products and services, food and technology, and luxury items
  • Correctly pronounce common words
  • Can adequately paraphrase ideas from academic writing
  • Can generate ideas from data tables, graphs, maps or processes to develop content
  • Can organise ideas and plan an essay according to common academic conventions
  • Can write introduction, body and conclusion paragraphs for Task 2 essays
  • Write introductions for different writing tasks

After achieving the English for the Construction Industry (Advanced Level), candidates may be eligible to undertake the

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

English for the Construction Industry (Advanced Level)

International Students

Why Learn Construction Industry English?

This course was created because of the growing number of International students and workers entering Australia to work in an Industry which has an extreme skills shortages, high incomes and within Australia a highly respected work force.

According to the Australian Governments Skills Priority List 2022 all sectors of the Construction Industry have massive Skills Shortages which opens up many opportunities for International Workers to find employment.

According to PayScale website the average Construction Industry wage is $81,000 AUD per year, its obvious that the Construction Industry is a good option for people that are good at working with their hands.

Course Code

CRICOS Course Code

Study Mode

20 Hrs per week

Delivery

Face to Face

Duration

See below

The Advanced level course is designed for students who already know essential terminology and may already be working in the sector. This level builds on what students have learnt in the Starter level and focuses more on an in depth understanding of how things are done in the construction sector.

The course prepares students who are also looking to advance their careers in this field. Through a series of interactive and challenging lessons, students will learn how to read and interpret complex
construction plans, understand technical documents, and design safety procedures. By the end of the course, they will be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients and stakeholders.

All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Platinum Institute Australia.

Education Level
Students will require one of the following:

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of overall 4.0 (Academic or General), or
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 31+, or
• The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 30+, or
• equivalent in line with the Department of Education and Department of Home Affairs regulations.

Digital Capability
Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails and basic use of MS office products).

Digital Hardware
Students will be required to provide their own device to undertake this course, Platinum Institute Australia recommends a Laptop Computer with Internet Access and up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Students will also be required to have a mobile device capable of capturing Photo and video.

The length of your English course will depend on your English proficiency at the time of entry, your progress during the course and the entry requirements for the course that you wish to study afterwards.

The below table indicates an estimated course duration.

Different people learn at different speeds, so the below table is only to be used as a guide, it has been based on the average learner.

• IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System

The Advanced Level course requires the successful completion of 8 units over 10 weeks. Some Units go over 2 weeks as they are more detailed. There are no electives and all 8 units need to be completed the for successful completion of the course.

Code – Unit Name

Unit 1
Teamwork

Unit 2
Design

Units 2 & 3
Design & Equipment

Units 3 & 4
Equipment & Materials

Units 4 & 5
Materials & Processes

Unit 5
Processes

Units 5 & 6
Processes & Projects

Units 6 & 7
Projects & Documentation

Units 7 & 8
Documentation & Health and safety

Unit 8
Health and safety

On successful completion of this course students will receive a “Certificate of English for the Construction Industry – Advanced Level”

Employment Options
A person having commenced this course in Australia would be able to look for work on a construction site as an assistant to a tradesperson or a laborer. Students will also need to complete the “White Card” course before commencing employment on site.

Education Pathway

After completing the achieving the “Certificate of English for the Construction Industry – Advanced Level”, candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Here is a summary of the main outcomes from the Advanced Level:

Vocabulary

  • Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary related to building documentation, construction site equipment, health and safety on a construction site, jobs in the construction industry, lighting, materials, natural disasters, project planning, road construction, technical drawings and traffic control
  • Describe different jobs in the construction industry
  • Identify common faults and repairs in equipment
  • Use common building collocations appropriately
  • Use formal vocabulary for a CV

Reading

  • Can understand the overall purpose of a text
  • Can carefully read a text to identify key details
  • Can work out the meaning of unfamiliar words in a familiar context

Listening

  • Can understand the overall purpose of a recording or video
  • Can identify key details in a recording or video
  • Can understand a range of accents from different countries

Role Play

  • Can create a role play on a relevant topic
  • Can speak at an appropriate volume and use correct pronunciation
  • Can use vocabulary appropriate to a construction site

Poster Presentation

  • Can create a poster presentation on a relevant topic
  • Can effectively use images and symbols to summarise and convey information
  • Can use vocabulary appropriate to a construction site

Australian Conversation

  • Students can understand and use slang terminology in conversation

IELTS

  • Answer short answer questions
  • Can distinguish main ideas from specific details
  • Can distinguish between different speakers
  • Can employ pre-listening techniques to aid in listening test task types
  • Can listen to discern specific words
  • Can understand a range of commonly used vocabulary
  • Can explain and justify answers
  • Can talk about flowers, products and services, food and technology, and luxury items
  • Correctly pronounce common words
  • Can adequately paraphrase ideas from academic writing
  • Can generate ideas from data tables, graphs, maps or processes to develop content
  • Can organise ideas and plan an essay according to common academic conventions
  • Can write introduction, body and conclusion paragraphs for Task 2 essays
  • Write introductions for different writing tasks

After achieving the English for the Construction Industry (Advanced Level), candidates may be eligible to undertake the

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)