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Vocational Education & Training

10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English


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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.

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Vocational Education & Training
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General Education - Not Occupationally Specific

This is a post-beginner course for learners who have had some formal or informal exposure to English and who already possess a foundational level of English language skills and numeracy. The course provides English language learning for learners who need English language skills to participate in a range of community, further training and/or employment contexts.
The course develops learners reading, writing and listening skills to participate in everyday life and community, work preparation and further learning. Learners will also develop basic learning and digital literacy 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.


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10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE), English as an additional language curriculum framework.

10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English prepares learners for entry into 10729NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.

CSWE provides underpinning English language and numeracy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational further study pathways. There are no formalised articulation arrangements in place for this qualification.

Entry requirements

Learners entering this course are identified as post-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 Level 1.
To gain entry into 10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English candidates undertake a 1 hour to 1.5-
hour pre-course interview.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 435-600 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:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

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.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited course.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Location and study mode

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

    Locations: 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


Course structure

To achieve a Certificate II 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.

  • 1 units must be selected from Group A
  • the remaining units can be selected from any group
  • maximum of 1 unit from Group C

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 435 -600.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
SWEELD001 Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues 120
SWEDCT001 Deliver and comprehend basic procedural spoken texts 120
SWERWT003 Read and write basic everyday texts 120
SWERWT004 Read and write basic procedural texts 120
SWERWT005 Read and write basic story texts 120
SWERWT006 Read and write basic opinion texts 120
SWERWT007 Read and write basic factual texts 120
SWEDSJ001 Develop basic English language skills for job seeking 120
SWEDML001 Develop basic visual and multimodal literacy 120
SWEDVW001 Develop basic English vocabulary for Work, Health and Safety 60
FSKLRG04 Use basic strategies for work-related learning 15
FSKLRG08 Use simple strategies for work related learning 15
FSKNUM08 Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
BSBITU111 Operate a personal digital device 20
BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents 60
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 435-600


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