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1036NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

This course is designed for individuals that have basic levels of English at the intermediate level, however wish to advance in their understanding of more complex English language skills to live, study and work within a community. Skills undertaken include:

* Writing job applications
* Preparing for a job interview (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
* Learning strategies for studying in a formal education environment
* Make a presentation
* English and mathematics.


Candidates have a total of 20 weeks to complete this qualification. They may re enrol and continue study up to a further 20 weeks.


The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English and the Certificates I–IV in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) are accredited by ASQA until 30 September 2018. They provide a framework for learners to develop English language and literacy skills and optional numeracy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate in the general community.

The curriculum framework consists of 6 courses:

* 10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
* 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
* 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
* 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
* 10366NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment
* 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies

CSWE is the mandated curriculum for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. It is also widely used in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

It is licenced by the NSW Adult Migrant English Service


Primarily targeted to newly arrived migrants and refugees and/or any individual from a non-English speaking background wishing to advance their understanding of English (Reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however, participants are required to be assessed in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training.

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.

RTO Admission requirements

FMedge has the following admission requirements to suit the delivery and assessment mode offered:

* Students are required to be competent in basic computer skills i.e. conduct internet research, use email, cut and paste, use templates and prepare answers using word.


A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

* Certificate III Qualification in any Vocational Qualification (assuming they meet Language and vocational entry requirements)
* Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (Employment)
* Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (Further Study)

These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether the RTO offers the qualifications.

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 3 level.

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).

Course Content

Nine (9) units are required for award of this qualification including:

* One (1) is a core unit
* Eight (8) elective units comprising of:
* at least 2 units from the spoken text electives and
* at least 2 units from the written text electives

Unit Code Unit Title Core /Elective
Module A – Compulsory
SWELRN301A Advanced learning strategies  Core
Spoken text electives – select at least 2
SWECON302A Comprehending and participating in casual conversations  Elective
SWEEXC303A Comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges  Elective
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews  Elective
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations  Elective
SWEDIS306A Comprehending and participating in discussions  Elective
Written text electives – select at least 2
SWECOR307A Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts Elective
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex information texts Elective
SWENAR309A Comprehending and composing narrative texts Elective
SWEDSN310A Comprehending and composing discussions Elective
SWEEXP311A Comprehending and composing expositions Elective
SWEVIS312A Comprehending and composing visual texts Elective
SWEADS313A Comprehending news stories and advertisements Elective
Mixed Text Electives
SWEINS314A Comprehending and giving complex instructions Elective
SWEJOB315A Language skills for jobseeking Elective
Numeracy electives
SWECAL316A Comprehending and performing multiple-step calculations Elective
SWEMAT317A Applying and interpreting mathematical information Elective

Please Note: Please note:
Electives will be adjusted to suit individual requirements of a student. The RTO Manager must approve any changes to unit selection. Candidates who have attained competency in alternate units may be eligible to substitute those units for Credit transfer/RPL or RCC in accordance with the training package rules for the 1036NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English. Where this course is offered for our corporate clients and subject to the training packaging rules alternate electives may be substituted to provide customisation to their specific requirements.


Upon successful completion of the required 9 units, you will be awarded 1036NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.

Delivery Methods

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Programs can also be designed to meet your timeframe and the specific needs of your personal circumstances, your organisation and market sector.

Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s specific training needs and preferred delivery method (Online, classroom based or a blended approach).

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