Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English

[Further Studies] 

Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10365NAT

Course duration                                                                        24 weeks

Delivery mode                                                                           Face to face training

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

Course Description

This is an advanced course suitable for learners who have developed some competence in English language and literacy skills and who have had fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English.

The Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) (Further Studies) provides a general framework for learners who need to develop higher-level language skills to enter vocational, higher education or higher-level training.

Graduates of CSWE IV (Further Studies) 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 with higher education studies.

The levels which equate to CSWE IV are:

  • ACSF 4 to 5
  • ISLPR 2+ to 3+
  • IELTS 6 to 6.5
  • TOEFL internet based score 93 or TOEFL 500-583 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
SWELRN401A Learning strategies for further studies
SWEREA404A Reading and note-taking skills for further studies
SWEPER405A Writing skills for persuasive essays
SWEANA406A Writing skills for academic reports
SWELIS407A Listening and taking notes in presentations
SWESPE408A Speaking and writing skills for presentations
SWEDIS409A Speaking skills for discussions

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Portfolio of Work completed by students throughout the course, observation of presentation and written report.

Intake Dates