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Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Career Area:Education for careers and further study National Code:10362NAT
Certificate I in Spoken and Written EnglishThis is a beginner course for people who have just started learning
English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

The course provides general language education primarily for newly arrived
migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a
range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy
modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not
just become familiar with the English of mathematics.

Students will develop basic skills in:
- learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
- giving personal information
- comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken
exchanges
- comprehending spoken and written information and instructions
- comprehending and leaving telephone messages
- comprehending, telling and composing personal recounts
- comprehending and composing informal texts.

Entry Requirements

The entry point into 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
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 beginners.

Entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating
(ISLPR) scale is 0 across the four macroskills of listening, speaking,
reading and writing.

Entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Level 1.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Glendale Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17GLE-999

Classes will be advised. Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Enquire Now
Glendale Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable: Classes will be advised.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Important Information: Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Gosford Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17GOS-999

Classes will be advised. Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Enquire Now
Gosford Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable: Classes will be advised.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Important Information: Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time or part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17NEW-999

Classes will be advised. Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time or part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable: Classes will be advised.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Important Information: Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Singleton Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

17SIN-999

Classes will be advised. Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Enquire Now
Singleton Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study part-time day. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable: Classes will be advised.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Exemption: $0.00

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW government for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements below.

If you don’t meet the eligibility requirement for this funding please call us on 131225 so we can assist with a study option that is right for you.

You are eligible if you:
- Are aged 15 years or older
- Have left school
- Live or work in New South Wales
- Are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Note: You will need to provide a copy of one of the following: Medicare Card, Birth Certificate (Australian or New Zealand), Passport (Australian or New Zealand), Naturalisation Certificate, and Certificate of Registration by Descent, Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or Humanitarian Visa with this form. A certified copy must be provided if the original document has not been sighted by a TAFE NSW employee to demonstrate eligibility.

The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • SWECON105A - Comprehending and participating in short conversations
  • SWEDES109A - Comprehending and composing written descriptions
  • SWEINF104A - Comprehending spoken information and instructions
  • SWEINS108A - Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
  • SWELRN101A - Basic learning strategies
  • SWEMSG107A - Comprehending and leaving telephone messages
  • SWEMSR114A - Comprehending and using the metric system of measurement
  • SWENEW112A - Comprehending short news and information texts
  • SWENUM113A - Comprehending and performing addition and subtraction with decimal whole numbers
  • SWEPER102A - Giving personal information
  • SWEREC106A - Comprehending and telling spoken recounts
  • SWEREC110A - Comprehending and composing written recounts
  • SWETRA103A - Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
  • SWETXT111A - Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
Important Information: Other Information

This course is for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

It provides general language education primarily targetted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.