Certificate III in Spoken and Written English           Nationally Recognised Training

Program code                                                                            10364NAT


CRICOS Course Code                                                                092189J


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 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

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 III, the student must have completed either

  • 10363NAT – “Certificate II in Spoken and Written English” or
  • IELTS general 4 or
  • TOEFL internet based score 30 or TOEFL 397 paper based OR
  • GBCA’s internal 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: 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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