Alice Springs, Casuarina, Palmerston
Estimated completion time: 1 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is a foundation course for learners who have no or limited formal schooling, no literacy skills in English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language. Learners entering this course are identified as absolute beginners.
Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.
Students are usually newly-arrived migrants and refugees with few or no English skills who wish to learn basic English to assist their successful settlement in Australia. This course develops the skills for learners to satisfy their basic everyday transactional needs.
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email email@example.com.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Course information flyer(s)
For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.
The course has nominal hours of 500 hours. Please refer to the course information flyer for approximate 2018 course fees.
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Palmerston
Study Mode: Internal
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
English Language, Literacy and Numeracy
To achieve the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English a total of SEVEN (7) modules must be completed. This comprises TWO (2) core module plus FIVE (5) elective modules as detailed below.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|SWELRN001A||Preliminary learning strategies||
|SWEDEC002A||Decoding words and simple sentences||75|
|Total nominal hours - core modules||
|ELECTIVE MODULES (select 5 modules from the list below)|
|READING AND WRITING ELECTIVES|
Recognising and writing letters
|SWENUM004A||Recognising and writing numbers||75|
|SWESYM005A||Recognising common visual symbols and signs||75|
|SWEWRD006A||Writing words and simple sentences||75|
|SWETIM007A||Understanding time and money||75|
|MIXED SKILL ELECTIVES|
|SWEPRN008A||Giving basic personal information||75|
|SPEAKING SKILL ELECTIVES|
|SWEEXC009A||Engaging in short exchanges||75|
|Total nominal hours – elective modules||
|Total nominal hours for the course||