Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English : Further Studies (10365NAT)

CRICOS Course Code 094284E

Course Overview

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This course is an upper – intermediate course for students who have developed an intermediate level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English.

The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English and the Certificates I-IV in Spoken and Written English provide a general education framework for learners to develop English language and literacy skills and optional numeracy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment, and participate in the general community.

The curriculum is used widely throughout Australia in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector, TAFE colleges, universities and private providers.

The entry points are through in-house diagnostic screening assessment tasks equivalent to IELTS 5

Certification

Students can obtain a 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English or Statements of Attainment for modules of the Certificate which is recognised throughout Australia.

Entry Requirement

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as upper intermediate. The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English; International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale 2+ across the four macro skills; IELTS result of not less than 5 in one of the four macro skills; or through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using relevant assessment tools that determine learners meet the requirements of Band B or C for pace:

  • Characteristics of these learners may include:
    – having a high level of access to learning resources.
    – having accessed secondary education plus some post-secondary education and / or technical skills training.
    – being literate in their first language
  • The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to the above units through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Knowledge and Skills

Students will learn speaking, listening, reading and writing skills – for everyday living, for work and for further study. Students will acquire vital skills in basic everyday needs, listening, speaking, reading and writing, through to skills to effectively engage in work, community and further studies.

This course can improve prospects to undertake further education and training or employment. The curriculum is used widely throughout Australia in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector, TAFE colleges, universities and private providers.

Pathways

PATHWAYS INTO THE QUALIFICATION

Preferred pathways for students entering this qualification include:

10363NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION

A further learning pathway could be study in relevant higher education or vocational programs. Learners should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification

Outcome

VOCATIONAL OUTCOME

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use basic skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts in vocational or further education pathways. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course can improve prospects to undertake further education and training or employment. Acquire vital skills in basic everyday transactional needs, listening, speaking, reading and writing, through to skills to effectively engage in work, community and further studies.

 

Sample Timetable

On orientation day, students are required to fill in a timetable for class attendance of a total of 20 hours per week. If there are any changes after commencement, please contact reception.

Monday – Friday
Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3
8.30 am 1.00 pm 5.30 pm
12.45 pm 5.15 pm 9.45 pm

Delivery and Assessment

Victory Institute’s assessment strategy for 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English course draws on a range of methods of assessment over a period of time. The rationale is based on recommended educational design models which will enable evidence to be gathered suitable to each particular learning outcome and module of this course.

The qualification is delivered in face-to-face and online mode using a range of methodologies which may include:

  • Classroom-based lessons.
  • Online learning system and exercises.
  • Seminars.
  • Presentations.
  • Projects.
  • Tutorial discussions.
  • Simulated telephone, video or online conferencing.
  • Online discussion or chat.
  • Support mechanisms to maximise learner completion of the course.

The delivery mode at Victory Institute will primarily be face-to-face with small group tuition.

Victory Institute ensures that:

  • All its assessments meet the requirements of the accredited course.
  • All its assessments are conducted in accordance with the principles and the rules of evidence.
  • All its assessments meet industry standards such as AMES CSWE Certificate IV.

Sample Calendar

Term 1: Weeks 1 – 5
Topics Learning Outcomes
Education
Intelligence Identify the role and features of nouns, nominalisation and noun groups in texts.
Identify the role and features of verbs and verbal groups in texts.
Identify the role and features of clauses in texts.
Visual Arts Demonstrate understanding of a lecture or presentation.
Use note-taking strategies.
Literature Research and plan a report.
Write a report.

 

Term 2: Week 6 -10
Topics Learning Outcomes
Music Identify how cohesive devices work at whole text and paragraph levels.
Sport Research and plan a report.
Health Write a report.
Innovation Demonstrate understanding of a lecture or presentation.
Use note-taking strategies.
Business Write a narrative.

 

Term 3: Weeks 11-15
Topics Learning Outcomes
Business and Economics
Markets and Consumers Deliver a presentation.
Workplace Environment dentify the role and features of nouns, nominalisation and noun groups in texts.
Identify the role and features of verbs and verbal groups in texts.
Identify the role and features of clauses in texts.
Retirement and Superannuation Participate in a tutorial/group discussion.
Negotiate in a tutorial/group discussion.
Biodiversity Demonstrate understanding of written texts.

 

Term 4: Weeks 16-20
Topics Learning Outcomes
Climate Change Use note-taking strategies.
Sustainability Demonstrate understanding of written texts.
nterpret diagrammatic texts.
Use note-taking strategies.
Indigenous Australia Demonstrate understanding of written texts.
Interpret diagrammatic texts.
Use note-taking strategies.
Contemporary Australia Demonstrate understanding of a complex written information text.
Write a report.
Government Identify how paragraphs are structured for different purposes.
Identify how cohesive devices work at whole text and paragraph levels.
Create appropriate visual aids to support presentation.

 

Term 5: Weeks 21-25
Topics Learning Outcomes
Infrastructure
Scientific Research Participate in a discussion.
Critically read an exposition.
Technological Development Deliver a presentation.
Futures Participate in a tutorial/group discussion.
Negotiate in a tutorial/group discussion.
Review Write an exposition.
Participate in a discussion.

Qualification Structure

Packaging Rules: 7 modules (including 1 core module and 6 elective modules) are required for the award of Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English.

Total 25 weeks’ studies with one week holiday.

Core Units
SWELRN401A Learning strategies for further studies

Families and RelationshipsDemonstrate understanding of a complex spoken exchange.
Write a discussion.


Elective Units
SWEKNO402A Language knowledge
SWEREA404A Reading and note-taking for further studies
SWEANA406A Writing skills for academic reports
SWELIS407A Listening and taking notes in presentations
SWESPE408A Speaking and writing skills for presentations
SWEDIS409A Speaking skills for discussion


Fees

Fees
Tuition AUD $5000
Materials AUD $100
Enrolment AUD $200