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Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

National Course Code: 10725NAT

TAFE NSW Course Number: 10725NAT-01V01


Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: Contact college

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

10725NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a foundation course for learners who have no or limited formal schooling, no or limited English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language.
This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:
- Learning skills to enter formal learning environments
- English language proficiency at the equivalent of ISLPR® 1-, IELTS 3 or CEFR A1
- English language proficiency to meet performance features ranging between ACSF Pre B and ACSF 1 indicators.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

Learners entering this course are identified as absolute beginners with remedial learning needs arising from limited or disrupted schooling.
The minimum entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 0 across the four macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The minimum entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Not Yet Achieved.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

SWEESD001 Engage in very short dialogues
SWEDEV001 Develop preliminary English vocabulary for settlement
SWEPLL001 Begin to participate in a formal English language learning environment
SWERST001 Read a very limited range of words and very simple texts
SWERWA001 Begin to read and write the English alphabet

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see for the full list of elective units available within this course.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 20 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Monday to Thursday from 9 am for 5 hours per day (subject to changes).

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19BLT-102 S:4/2/2019 E:21/6/2019

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