Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                             10363NAT

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 II 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.

Graduates of CSWE II will be able to apply the knowledge gained from this qualification for simple everyday transactional and limited social needs, but 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 II are:

  • ACSF 2
  • ISLPR 1
  • IELTS 4
  • TOEFL internet based score 30 or TOEFL 397 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
SWELRN201A Intermediate learning strategies
SWEINF204A Comprehending and giving spoken information
SWETEL205A Comprehending and participating in telephone exchanges
SWEINT207A Comprehending and participating in simple interviews
SWEFOR208A Comprehending written instructions and completing formatted texts
SWENEW211A Comprehending news and information texts
SWEOPI213A Comprehending and composing opinion texts

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Listening exercise and answer short questions, Portfolio of Work, Speaking exercise, Observation, Reading exercise and answer short questions, Writing exercise.

Intake Dates