Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10364NAT

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 III 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 program focuses on language skills to enable learners to satisfy basic social needs in routine situations for everyday commerce, recreation and linguistically undemanding vocational fields.

Graduates of CSWE III will be able to apply the knowledge gained from this qualification for basic social needs and routine situations for everyday commerce, recreation and linguistically undemanding vocational fields.  It also 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 III are:

  • ACSF 3
  • ISLPR 2
  • IELTS 5
  • TOEFL internet based score 44 or TOEFL 457 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
SWELRN301A Advanced learning strategies
SWECON302A Comprehending and participating in casual conversations
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations
SWEDIS306A Comprehending and participating in discussions
SWECOR307A Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex information texts
SWEADS313A Comprehending news stories and advertisements
SWEINS314A Comprehending and giving complex instructions

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Speaking and conversation, Portfolio of Work , Listening Activity and answer short questions/respond to instruction, Observation , Writing exercise, Reading activity and answer short questions/respond to instruction.

Intake Dates