Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Nationally Recognised Training

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

Course Description

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Structure

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

Assessment Methods

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.

Intake Dates