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Course Number: 10366NAT-01V01
This course is an advanced course for people who have developed some
competence in English and literacy skills and who have had a fair degree of
formal or informal exposure to English.
The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an
additional language(EAL) language and literacy education primarily for
overseas trained migrants and refugees who need to develop higher level
language skills to obtain and maintain employment in their fields of training
and expertise. It focuses specifically on the development of spoken language
and literacy skills to obtain employment and effectively engage in work.
The course comprises:
- Five modules and one unit of competency developed specifically for the
- Seven units of competency from the Foundations Skills Training Package
- One unit of competency from the Business Services Training Package.
The entry point into 10366NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English
- Employment should be through diagnostic screening assessment tasks
using assessment tools relevant to particular programs.
Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are
identified as advanced. For example, entry point against the International
Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 2+ across the four
macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Level 4.
For learners with a mixed profile it is possible for them to be enrolled across
Certificate levels. For example, a learner with weaker writing skills and higher
oracy can be enrolled in Certificates III and IV simultaneously.
This course is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written(CSWE)
general education English as an additional language curriculum framework.
through which learners can progress from the Preliminary Course in
Spoken and Written English through to the Certificate IV - Employment.
The course provides underpinning language, literacy and numeracy skills that can
be applied to entry into vocational and/or further study pathways. Pathways
through the qualification may include:
- Full-time or part-time study with a registered training organisation
- Face-to-face study
- Institutional-based training
- Flexible delivery through online courses, print distance learning
resources or a tutor
- Blended learning options through distance and face-to-face delivery
- Recognition of prior learning (RPL).
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
Thank you for your interest in this course. To register your interest, contact us.
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.