Preparing for Australian Defence Force - English


The English component covers literacy skills typically required by potential recruits for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) when applicants do not have sufficient evidence of formal learning for direct entry.

Out of session work and independent learning skills will be required to successfully complete the units.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Student Engagement & Onboarding team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.

  • - ADF candidates have met and been assessed at a recent YOU Session at a Defence Force Recruiting Centre
    - Access to a computer and internet are required
    - Minimum age 16
  • Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes (VU22415)

    Engage with a range of complex texts to participate in the community (VU22416)

    Create a range of complex texts to participate in the workplace (VU22420)

    Create a range of complex texts to participate in the community (VU22421)

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.


Virtual Classroom


Dates to be advised

Class Times
20 weeks with 12 online sessions plus independent learning required.
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible


Collaborate is a web-based online classroom collaboration tool that acts as a real-time virtual classroom. Students and lecturer will interact over the internet. You do not need to install any software and you can access the classroom from any computer that has internet connection, or a mobile telephone. That means you do not have to be in the same room together. You can access it from anywhere you have internet and a computer.




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