Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
Program code 10362NAT
Course duration 2.5 days per week over 24 weeks, or 2 days per week over 33 weeks.
Delivery mode Face to face training
Campus location and delivery site 337-339 La Trobe Street, 338 Latrobe Street, Melbourne or Unit 2 48 Rutland Rd BOX HILL
The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English provides a general framework for learners to develop English language and literacy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate in the general community.
The course is intended also to assist local and international students in the development of their English language skills, needed to access services in the general community, or provide a pathway to employment.
Graduates of CSWE I will be able to apply the knowledge gained from this qualification to a limited range of community, work and educational contexts, but this knowledge provides the necessary foundation upon which graduates can continue their language, literacy and numeracy development.
The courses contained within the CSWE framework may be aligned to Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The levels which equate to CSWE I are:
- ACSF 1
- ISLPR 1
- IELTS 3
- TOEFL internet based score 25 or TOEFL 377 paper based
There are no set requirements for this course. Students who wish to undertake English courses will sit the English placement test. GBCA will place a student into the level according to the outcome of the placement test.
|Module Code||Module Name|
|SWELRN101A||Basic learning strategies|
|SWEINF104A||Comprehending spoken information and instructions|
|SWECON105A||Comprehending and participating in short conversations|
|SWEMSG107A||Comprehending and leaving telephone messages|
|SWEINS108A||Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form|
|SWETXT111A||Comprehending and composing short informal written texts|
|SWENEW112A||Comprehending short news and information texts|
A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Speaking, participate in conversation, Portfolio of Work , Listening Activity and answer short questions, Observation, Writing exercise, Reading activity and answer short questions or complete a form, Listen and follow instruction, Speaking – leave a message, Reading and response to instruction.