Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10729NAT


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 will have developed routine English language skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing to participate in everyday life, community, employment, and further learning.

Graduates will be able to apply their English language skills and knowledge to demonstrate autonomy and judgement in a range of familiar and some unfamiliar contexts. They will be able to deal with a range of predictable routine and some non-routine situations where they need to use English. They will be able to use English to satisfy their own routine transactional, commercial, social and recreational needs, and will be able to use English functionally at work or in further training, in known and stable contexts.

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

  • English language proficiency at the equivalent of International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR®) 3, +, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5, or Common European Framework (CEFR)B2
  • English language proficiency to meet some performance features of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) 3 indicators.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements for this course. Students who wish to undertake English courses will sit the  Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. GBCA will place a student into the level according to the outcome of the placement test.

Learners entering this course are identified as beginner learners of English language.

The recommended entry point against the ACSF is Level 2.

Course Structure

Module Code Module Name
SWELPE001 Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges
SWELPE002 Comprehend and participate in routine informal spoken exchanges
SWERWT009 Read and write routine transactional texts
SWERLN001 Read and listen to the news
SWERWT010 Read and write routine procedural 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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