FAQ

Location

Where is the college located?

SGSCC English operates out of the Hurstville campus in the St George region. Hurstville is the central business district for the southern suburbs of Sydney.  The campus is located in the centre of the CBD. SGSCC English classes also run at our Jannali Centre. View all Locations 

How easily can each site be reached by transportation?

Hurstville

SGSCC Hurstville Campus is a 1 minute walk from the Hurstville railway station and close to all major bus stops.

Hurstville railway station is a major station on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. All Suburban and  Intercity trains stop at Hurstville.

Hurstville is a major bus interchange with bus services departing from Forest Road and Ormonde Parade. Hurstville is also serviced by St George Community Transport, a HACC funded transport service for people with disability and their carers.

Parking is limited and timed at Hurstville.

Jannali

SGSCC Jannali Campus is a 5 minute walk from Jannali railway station which is a station on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network.

Off street parking is available at Jannali.

Kogarah

Classes at Kogarah are held in Kogarah Hugh School. The school is a 2 minute walk from Kogarah railway station and close to bus stops. Kogarah railway station is a station on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network.

Off street parking is available at Kogarah.

Miranda

Classes at Miranda are held in Port Hacking High School. The school is a 5 minute walk from Miranda railway station and close to bus stops. Miranda railway station is a station on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network.

Parking is available in the school grounds, off street as well as in Westfield Miranda.

Course Information

What courses do you offer?

Our English courses are divided into two categories - Fee For Service and Government Subsidised.

Fee For Service

  • Held at night 7.00pm-9.00pm
  • Held at Jannali , Kogarah or Miranda
  • Duration - 8 weeks
  • Focus on one speciality area eg Grammar, Writing Skills for the Workplace, Accent Reduction

Government Subsidised

  • Accredited courses **This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and is part of the Smart and Skilled training reform.
  • Delivered at Hurstville Centre
  • 9.30am-2.00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Focus on all areas - Reading, writing, speaking , listening, numeracy and computer skills
  • For eligible clients - to give the necessary skills and knowledge to move into further study and/or gain employment.

For further information see Community Service Obligation Program or contact us.

How do I know if I am eligible for subsidised courses?

To be eligible for funding under the CSO program you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder and
  • aged 15 years or older 
  • not at school* and
  • living or working in NSW.

*special conditions apply to ACE CSO programs for young people still at school. Contact us for further information.

What if I am not an Australian or NZ citizen or a permanent resident and would like to study during the day?

You can still study during the day; however the fee is $10 per hour.

If I am paying $10/hour do I have to pay the whole term up front?

You do not have to pay the whole term before you start. You can pay as you study. You may choose to pay daily or weekly. The whole fee must be paid before you finish the course.

How many levels do you have?

We cater for all levels from Beginners to Advanced.

Do I have to attend day classes on all three days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday?

You may choose to attend 1 day, 2 days or all 3 depending on your personal circumstances.

Do I need to sit an exam or assessment before I start?

In your first lesson the teacher will give you a number of informal assessments and activities in order to determine your level of English or literacy. This will help the teacher design a program to meet your individual needs. These tasks are not challenging and we do not expect 100% accuracy. However if the thought of an assessment is too stressful please tell your teacher and we can organise an alternate activity. 

What is the nationality mix?

We have a wonderful mix of nationalities from all over the world.

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