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10730NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study


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Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

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

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

10730NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English is an advanced English language course designed to prepare learners for academic studies. Graduates will be able to use a broad range of language, learning and study skills to participate in complex academic education contexts. Graduates will be able to produce high level responses to assignments that conform to academic principles of acknowledging the work of others and avoiding plagiarism. They will also be able to independently analyse, compare and integrate information from a range of sources into their spoken and written work. Their English language speaking and listening skills will enable them to actively participate in tutorials, lectures and presentations and they will have developed the ability to read and understand a range of complex texts. Graduates will use critical thinking skills to analyse information and apply solutions to problems they encounter.

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.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

10730NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE), English as an additional language curriculum framework.

The course prepares learners for entry into vocational training or higher education at AQF 4 or above.

There are no formalised articulation arrangements in place for this qualification.

Entry requirements

To gain entry into 10730NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study candidates undertake a 1 hour to 1.5-hour pre-course interview.

The recommended entry point against the ISLPR® scale is 3 across the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

  • 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,
    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.

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Studies a total of Six (6) units of competency comprising One (1) Core and Five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

  • 1 Core unit
  • 1 unit must be selected from Group A
  • the remaining 4 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
SWEPAT001 Participate in a tutorial 120
SWEWFS001 Write reports for further study 80
SWEWFS002 Write persuasive essays for further study 80
SWELNP001 Listen and take notes in presentations for further study 100
SWEURS001 Use reading skills for further study texts 120
SWEAMP001 Apply and modify pronunciation skills 80
SWEAGS001 Apply grammar skills for further study writing 60
SWERWP001 Read and write cohesive paragraphs for further study 60
SWEASP001 Apply summarising and paraphrasing skills for further study 60
SWEASL001 Apply spoken English language skills for complex procedural texts 60
SWEARS001 Apply research skills for further study writing 60
SWEALS001 Apply independent learning skills for further study 60
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents 90
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 435-600


Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 420-590 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

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.

VET tuition fees

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.

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