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10362NAT - Certificate I in Spoken and Written English


At a glance

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.

Study Mode On-campus
Units/Credits 7 units
Availability Emerald; Gladstone, City; Mackay, City; Rockhampton, City On-campus
DurationSee Availabilities
Intake Dates See Availabilities
Full course cost $1,528.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Hours of Study

Approximately 500 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

Core units

  • Basic learning strategies(SWELRN101A)

Elective units

  • Comprehending and participating in short conversations(SWECON105A)
  • Comprehending and composing written descriptions(SWEDES109A)
  • Comprehending spoken information and instructions(SWEINF104A)
  • Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form(SWEINS108A)
  • Comprehending and leaving telephone messages(SWEMSG107A)
  • Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement(SWEMSR114A)
  • Comprehending short news and information texts(SWENEW112A)
  • Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers(SWENUM113A)
  • Giving personal information(SWEPER102A)
  • Comprehending and telling spoken recounts(SWEREC106A)
  • Comprehending and composing written recounts(SWEREC110A)
  • Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges(SWETRA103A)
  • Comprehending and composing short informal written texts(SWETXT111A)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Please register your interest through the link below and we will contact you with further details.

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $1528.00 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply


Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma-level courses

To enquire about intake dates or to submit an application:

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

30 APR
Online Chat Session
23 MAY
Online Chat Session