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Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Course outline (Domestic)

Course Code: 10727NAT

What can I do with The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English?

Course graduates develop foundational knowledge and skills in the English language which enable them to interact with some autonomy and to take some initiative in a limited and predictable range of community, work and educational contexts. Students can also develop numeracy skills and knowledge to perform simple mathematical operations in highly familiar contexts. They can also begin to develop autonomous learning strategies to start learning English outside the classroom. The knowledge and skills developed through the course provide a firm foundation for the further development of their English language skills.

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • learning skills to enter formal learning environments
  • English language proficiency at the equivalence of International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR®) 1+, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 4 or Common European Framework (CEFR) A2+
  • English language proficiency to meet some performance features of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) 1 indicator.

Entry requirements

Students who wish to undertake English courses will undertake the LLN test for class placement. GBCA will place a student into the level according to the outcome of the placement test. The recommended entry point against the ACSF is Pre-Level 1.

Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

How long does it take to do The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Training duration:

2 sessions per week over 25 weeks.


Students may take up to 5 weeks holidays during the course.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Observation, Written question and written assignment.

Can I Study Certificate I in Spoken and Written English Online?
Yes You Can!

GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Diploma of Information Technology Online or on-campus during the pandemic.

Is This Course Government Funded?

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program.

For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page

Unit CodeUnit Name
SWEELC001Listen to and engage in short simple social conversations
SWEELT001Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions
SWERWT001Read and write simple social texts
SWERWT002Read and write simple transactional texts
SWELRT001Read and listen to simple information texts

Course Factsheet

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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