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Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10362NAT)

Course summary

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English. It provides general language education primarily targeted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for those EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. 

Acquire vital skills in basic everyday transactional needs, listening, speaking, reading and writing, through to skills to effectively engage in work, community and further studies.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - International
  • - Domestic
Application Mode Please Enquire
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • - General Education and Training
AQF Level Level 1: Certificate I

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however the entry point into 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English should be through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using assessment tools relevant to particular programs. 

Please contact the admissions team on 13 27 86 to arrange an interview prior to enrolling.

An initial assessment of prior learning is made to determine an entry point for the learner. Some clients may be eligible under the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Prior to enrolment you should contact CQUniversity to schedule your assessment and to discuss your planned personal preferences for job outcomes. This will assist us to match your preferences to your entry and exit points in a qualification.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

With the language and literacy skills learnt in this course you can improve your prospects to undertake further education and training or employment. 

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 7 units, consisting of:
1 core unit and 6 elective units.
Core Units
SWELRN101A Basic learning strategies
Elective Units
SWECON105A Comprehending and participating in short conversations
SWEDES109A Comprehending and composing written descriptions
SWEINF104A Comprehending spoken information and instructions
SWEINS108A Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
SWEMSG107A Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
SWEMSR114A Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
SWENEW112A Comprehending short news and information texts
SWENUM113A Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
SWEPER102A Giving personal information
SWEREC106A Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
SWEREC110A Comprehending and composing written recounts
SWETRA103A Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
SWETXT111A Comprehending and composing short informal written texts

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes


There are twelve course intakes for 2018, available monthly from January to December.

Duration and dates
12 - 18 months


This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Day classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week in Building B, Room 2.28 from 9 am to 2.30 pm. Evening classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights each week at Building B, Room 2.28 from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 2.30 pm at Building 3, Room 1.20

CQUniversity Gladstone City
Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays each week from 8.30 am - 2.15 pm at Building D, Room 3.06.

CQUniversity Emerald
Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays each week at Building 1, Room 1.02.
Monday classes are held from 9 am - 3.30 pm and Tuesday classes are held from 9 am - 2.30 pm.

CQUniversity Biloela
Classes are held on Thursday nights 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm and Fridays 9 am – 12 noon, in Room G.02.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English No
10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English No
10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English No

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at:

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.