Preliminary Spoken and Written English


National Code: 10361NAT

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: 10361NAT-01V01

If you are a newly arrived migrant, we have a number of English language courses designed to enable speakers of other languages to participate more fully in Australian community life, work and study. Our course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is designed for newly arrived migrants who are unfamiliar with Roman alphabet and English script. Learners will develop elementary proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. You will also learn about services and information to help them to take part in further education and training, to seek and maintain work, and to participate in community life in Australia.

The course is free for those with Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) entitlement. AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and has a number of flexible delivery options including in the community, via distance, home tutoring, or a combination of the three.

This pre-vocational program requires an appropriate level of English language proficiency and appropriate visa/citizenship, which will be determined by an ESOL teacher at a pre-enrolment interview/assessment. Students are required to bring their passports and visa documents to pre-enrolment. Students will be assessed via practical demonstrations, oral questioning, role play, written tasks and observation. Successful graduates are eligible to apply to study the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English.

Course study options

Offered on 2 campuses

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Counselling and career services
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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.

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