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Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Career Area:Education for careers and further study National Code:10364NAT
Certificate III in Spoken and Written EnglishThis course is an intermediate course for people who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English.

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

Students will develop intermediate skills in:

- learning strategies to study in formal learning environments

- comprehending and participating in casual spoken exchanges

- comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges

- participating in interviews

- comprehending and conducting presentations

- comprehending and participating in discussions

- composing formal correspondence

- completing formatted texts

- comprehending and composing narrative texts

- comprehending and composing information texts

- comprehending and composing discussions and expositions

- comprehending and composing jobseeking texts

- comprehending news stories and advertisements

- comprehending and composing visual texts

- comprehending and giving complex instructions

- language for jobseeking

- comprehending and performing multi-step mathematical operations

- applying and interpreting mathematical information.

Entry Requirements

The entry point into 10364NAT Certificate III 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 intermediate.

For example, entry point against the International Second Language
Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 1+ across the four macroskills of
listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Level 3.

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!

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