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.
This program is currently only available for continuing students. Contact 1800 061 963 or email: myVETcourse@cdu.edu.au for further information.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
This is a current, nationally accredited course.
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.
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|
|UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A|
|SWEELD001||Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues||120|
|SWEDCT001||Deliver and comprehend basic procedural spoken texts||120|
|UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B|
|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|
|UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group C|
|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|
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:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.