Certificate I in Spoken and Written English           Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10362NAT


CRICOS Course Code                                                                092187M


Course duration                                                                        24 weeks


Delivery mode                                                                           Face to face training


Campus location and delivery site                                      337-339 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 VIC


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

Age requirements:

  • Over 18 years of age OR
  • International students under the age of 18 is required to have guardianship and accommodation arrangements in place and provide all supporting evidence to GBCA for approval. Upon approving the arrangements, GBCA will issue a CoE and the Confirmation of Approved Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) Letter to the student. The letter is to be presented to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) when the student applies for a student visa.

English requirement: To participate in CSWE I, the student must have completed either

  • 10361NAT – Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English or
  • IELTS (general): 2 or
  • TOEFL internet based score 20 or TOEFL 347 paper based or
  • GBCA’s internal 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: Homework, Portfolio of Work, Activity, Observation, Oral questions, Written questions

Tuition and Non-Tuition fees

Please refer to the Fee Schedule.

Intake Dates

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