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10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English


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Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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Vocational Education & Training
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General Education - Not Occupationally Specific

This program is currently only available for continuing students. Contact 1800 061 963 or email: for further information.

This is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English and who may have had minimal exposure to the language. The course provides English language learning for learners needing to develop English language skills to participate in a limited range of contexts. The knowledge and skills gained through the course provides learners with a firm foundation for further development of their English language skills.

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

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.


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

10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE), English as an additional language curriculum framework.

10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English prepares learners for entry into 10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English.

The course aims to provide learners with learning skills to enter formal learning environments.

Entry requirements

Leaners entering this course are identified as beginner learners of English language.
The recommended entry point against the ISLPR® scale is 1 - across the four macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The recommended entry point against the ACSF is Pre-Level B.

To gain entry into 10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English candidates undertake a 1 hour to 1.5 hour pre-course interview.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited course.

  • Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina,

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    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


Course structure

To achieve a Certificate I in Spoken and Written English a total of Five (5) units of competency must be completed  as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

  • 3 units must be selected from Group A
  • 1 unit may be from Group B
  • I unit from any group A, B or C

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 400-540.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
SWEELC001 Listen to and engage in short simple social conversations 120
SWEELT001 Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions 120
SWERWT001 Read and write simple social texts 120
SWERWT002 Read and write simple transactional texts 120
SWELRT001 Read and listen to simple information texts 60
SWERWI001 Read and write simple personal information 40
SWEBLC001 Build simple learning capabilities to learn English 30
SWEAOA001 Access simple online English language learning applications 30
FSKNUM03 Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work 10
FSKNUM04 Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work 10
FSKNUM08 Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 400 - 540


Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 400-540 hours, approximate 2019 course fees can vary according to which category a student enrolls.
The fee will be determined by an educational advisor prior to enrolment in the program.
further information is available on the course flyer

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

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