Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10364NAT)

CRICOS Course Code 094283F

Course Overview


Certificate III in Spoken and Written English- CSWE provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL) language and literacy education targeted to newly arrived international students and migrants who need to develop language skills to participate in the general community.

The entry points are through in-house diagnostic screening assessment tasks equivalent to IELTS 3.5

Entry Requirement

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as intermediate. The entry requirement for this qualification is completion of 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English; 1+ across the four macro skills of the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale; or IELTS test score of not less than 3.5 in one of the four macro skills; or through diagnostic screening assessment tasks 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 into the qualification

Preferred pathways for students entering this qualification include:

10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English


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.

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 10364NAT Certificate III 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.

  • 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 III.

Sample Calendar

Term 1: Weeks 1 – 5
Topics Learning Outcomes
Culture Demonstrate understanding of a narrative.
Demonstrate understanding of a complex spoken exchange.
Write a narrative.
Negotiate a complex spoken exchange.
Families and Relationships Demonstrate understanding of a complex spoken exchange.
Write a discussion.


Term 2: Week 6 -10
Topics Learning Outcomes
Health Write a narrative.
Society Demonstrate understanding of a complex written information text.
Business Write a report.


Term 3: Weeks 11-15
Topics Learning Outcomes
Economics Demonstrate understanding of an interview.
Environment Demonstrate understanding of a complex written information text.
Participate in an interview.
Write a report.
Housing Critically read an exposition.


Term 4: Weeks 16-20
Topics Learning Outcomes
Australian History Write a discussion.
Australian Democracy Demonstrate understanding of a spoken presentation.
Demonstrate understanding of a spoken discussion.
Deliver a spoken presentation.
Crime and Punishment Demonstrate understanding of a spoken presentation.


Term 5: Weeks 21-25
Topics Learning Outcomes
Space Write an exposition.
Science and Technology Participate in a discussion.
Critically read an exposition.
Demonstrate understanding of a spoken discussion.
Space Write an exposition.
Review Write an exposition.
Participate in a discussion.

Qualification Structure

Packaging Rules: 9 modules (including 1 core module and 8 elective modules) are required for the award of Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.

Total 25 weeks’ studies with one week holiday.

Core Units
SWELRN301A Advanced Learning Strategies

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

Elective Units
SWEEXC303A Comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations
SWEDIS306A Comprehending and participating in discussions
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex Information texts
SWENAR309A Comprehending and composing narrative texts
SWEDSN310A Comprehending and composing discussions
SWEEXP311A Comprehending and composing expositions


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