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Vocational Education & Training

10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

2018

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Overview

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.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
GENERAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Occupation types
General Education - Not Occupationally Specific

10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English is an intermediate course for learners who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English.

The course provides a general language and literacy education to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills to participate in a range of community, work and educational contexts. Graduates will have the language skills to move on to more specialised language learning for specific contexts such as academic study or vocational training.

Note: This course may be updated in 2018. Please contact the relevant VET school/team for current course details and location.

Career opportunities

The course provides underpinning language, literacy and numeracy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational and or further study pathways.

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

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 vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
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.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 500 hours, refer to the course information flyer for approximate 2018 course fees.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 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.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
 

  • This is a current, nationally accredited course.

  • 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.

Contact details

English Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 6578
Fax: N/A
Email: ellan@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Spoken and Written English a total of NINE (9) modules must be completed. This comprises ONE (1) core module plus EIGHT (8) elective modules with at least TWO (2) modules from the spoken text electives and at least TWO (2) modules from the written text electives.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 500.

 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE MODULES
SWELRN301A Advanced learning strategies
20
  Total nominal hours – core modules
20
ELECTIVE MODULES (select 8 modules with at least 2 from Spoken text and 2 from Written text)
SPOKEN TEXT ELECTIVES
SWECON302A
Comprehending and participating in casual conversations
60
SWEDIS306A Comprehending and participating in discussions 60
SWEEXC303A Comprehending and participating in complex exchanges 60
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews  60
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations  60
WRITTEN TEXT ELECTIVES
SWEADS313A Comprehending news stories and advertisements 60
SWECOR307A Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts 60
SWEDSN310A Comprehending and composing discussions 60
SWEEXP311A Comprehending and composing expositions 60
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex information texts 60
SWENAR309A Comprehending and composing narrative texts 60
SWEVIS312A Comprehending and composing visual texts 60
MIXED TEXT ELECTIVES
SWEINS314A Comprehending and giving complex instructions 60
SWEJOB315A Language skills for jobseeking 60
NUMERACY SKILLS ELECTIVES
SWECAL316A Comprehending and performing multiple-step calculations 60
SWEMAT317A
Applying and interpreting mathematical information
60
  Total nominal hours – elective modules
480
  Total nominal hours for the course
500

 

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