Certificate II in Spoken and Written English           Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                             10363NAT


CRICOS Course Code                                                                092188K


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 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

Age requirements:

  • GBCA has a requirement that students who enrol in this course must be at least 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 II, the student must have completed either

  • 10362NAT – Certificate I in Spoken and Written English or
  • IELTS general 3 or
  • TOEFL internet based score 25 or TOEFL 377 paper based or
  • GBCA’s internal 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: 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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