TCE credit points
Course code
Course span
2014 — 2022
Reading and writing standard
Mathematics standard
Computers and internet standard
This course is current for 2022.

The study of Chinese contributes to the overall education of learners, particularly in the areas of communication, intercultural understanding and general knowledge

Through studying Chinese, learners gain access to Chinese-speaking communities in China and across the world, including Australia. The ability to communicate in Chinese will (in conjunction with other skills acquired in the study of this course) provide learners with enhanced vocational opportunities and the possibility to apply Chinese culture and language skills to work, further study, training or personal interests. This Foundation course is designed for beginners with no experience of learning Chinese. This course is also suitable for learners who have had some prior exposure to Chinese and who wish to develop their skills, knowledge, and understanding of Chinese language and culture. This course provides a pathway to the study of Chinese Level 3 (CHN315114). This course teaches Standard Chinese, also known as Mandarin, Putonghua and Guoyu.