Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10727NAT


Course duration                                                                        2.5 days per week over 20 weeks, or 2 days per week over 25 weeks.


Delivery mode                                                                           Face to face training


Campus location and delivery site                                     337-339 La Trobe Street and 338 Latrobe Street, Melbourne 3000

                                                                                                       Best Western plus the Tudor Hotel, 1101 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill VIC 3128


Course Description

Course graduates develop foundational knowledge and skills in English language which enable them to interact with some autonomy and to take some initiative in a limited and predictable range of community, work and educational contexts. Students can also develop numeracy skills and knowledge to perform simple mathematical operations in highly familiar contexts. They can also begin to develop autonomous learning strategies to start learning English outside the classroom. The knowledge and skills developed through the course provide a firm foundation for further development of their English language skills.

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • learning skills to enter formal learning environments
  • English language proficiency at the equivalence of International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR®) 1+, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 4 or Common European Framework (CEFR) A2+
  • English language proficiency to meet some performance features of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) 1 indicators.

Entry Requirements

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. The recommended entry point against the ACSF is Pre-Level 1.

Course Structure

Module Code Module Name
SWEELC001 Listen to and engage in short simple social conversations
SWEELT001 Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions
SWERWT001 Read and write simple social texts
SWERWT002 Read and write simple transactional texts
SWELRT001 Read and listen to simple information texts

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Observation, Written question and written assignment.

Intake Dates

Monthly.

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