About the course

This course focuses on general English language skills for day-to-day life, for work and for further study. It develops skills for learners to satisfy basic social needs, routine situations for everyday commerce, recreation and linguistically undemanding vocational fields.

Career Opportunities

  • Further education and training

Entry Requirements

International students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • An overall IELTS band 4.0 or equivalent
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)


This course is delivered over 27 weeks , which comprises of 25 study weeks and 2 weeks of holiday.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered over 20 hours per week. It consists of two 8-hour days face to face in a classroom setting and 4 hours of online/distance course work.

Assessments may be conducted through a combination of written questions and answers, case studies, role-plays, and demonstrations.

An average of 15-20 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

Total number of units = 9

1 core unit plus
8 elective units


SWELRN301AAdvanced learning Strategies (core)
SWECON302AComprehending and participating in casual conversations (elective)
SWEEXC303AComprehending and negotiating complex exchanges (elective)
SWEINT304AComprehending and participating in interviews (elective)
SWEDIS306AComprehending and participating in discussions (elective)
SWECOR307AComposing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts (elective)
SWEINF308AComprehending and composing complex information texts (elective)
SWENAR309AComprehending and composing narrative texts (elective)
SWEADS313AComprehending news stories and advertisements (elective)


Upon successful completion of 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English, the candidate may pursue 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English and/or any Certificate IV training package program such as the Certificate IV in Business.

Recognition of Prior Learning 

We offer everyone the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at enrolment. Students may be granted credit or partial credit in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or prior training.

Fees & Intakes

Please refer to International fees schedule on our website.

Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne