Spoken and Written English

About the Course

This course is an intermediate course for people who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English.

The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL). It is primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop English language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics.

Students will develop intermediate skills in:

- learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
- comprehending and participating in casual spoken exchanges
- comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges
- participating in interviews
- comprehending and conducting presentations
- comprehending and participating in discussions
- composing formal correspondence
- completing formatted texts
- comprehending and composing narrative texts
- comprehending and composing information texts
- comprehending and composing discussions and expositions
- comprehending and composing job seeking texts
- comprehending news stories and advertisements
- comprehending and composing visual texts
- comprehending and giving complex instructions
- language for job seeking
- comprehending and performing multi-step mathematical operations
- applying and interpreting mathematical information.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Certificate III
National Code 10364NAT
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

The entry point into 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
should be through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using assessment
tools relevant to particular programs.

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are
identified as intermediate.

For example, entry point against the International Second Language
Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 1+ across the four macroskills of
listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Level 3.

Further Study

This course is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English
(CSWE) general education English as an additional language curriculum framework.

The course prepares learners to undertake advanced language learning at ACSF 4

CSWE provides underpinning language, literacy and numeracy skills that can be
applied to entry into vocational and/or further study pathways. Pathways
through the qualification may include:
- full-time or part-time study with a registered training organisation
- face-to-face study
- institutional-based training
- flexible delivery through online courses, print distance learning
resources or a tutor
- blended learning options through distance and face-to-face delivery
- recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


  Starts Anytime

  Full Time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: 10364NAT-01V01-17ORA-062


How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College - March Street Campus

For this campus-based course you will undertake your learning and assessment in a classroom at a local TAFE Western Campus. This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Students are required to attend class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s from 9.30am to 3.00pm each week.

Course length: 20 hours per week for 22 Weeks

Classes start at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM

What will I pay?

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): $0 per course - no enrolment fee applicable for this course

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact Jackie Cousins on 02 6338 2519 or Kerry Evans on 02 6352 0402 for further information on this course. You can also email courseinfo@tafensw.edu.au.

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are:

• An interview and assessment to ensure appropriate placement in course
• the ability to work independently