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Certificate I in Spoken and Written English 10362NAT

Overview

This is a beginner course 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 targeted to migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Qualification: Certificate I in Spoken and Written English 10362NAT
Program No: C1-CM01
Campus: CIT Reid  CIT Bruce 
Duration: This program is used across a number of CIT teaching areas. Many students entering this program, do so as part of the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program. These students study in classrooms in a face-to face mode. SEE students can study part-time or full-time at Bruce.
Likely Job Outcome: This program develops the English language skills of its students to enable them to use their existing skills and knowledge to actively and productively participate in Australian society.
Application Type: Register Your Interest
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

On applying to study Spoken and Written English Language courses at CIT, you will undertake diagnostic screening assessment tasks.

Learners entering the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English are identified as beginners.

For learners with a mixed profile, it is possible for them to be enrolled across Certificate levels. For example, a learner with weaker writing skills and higher oracy can be enrolled in Certificates I and II simultaneously.

Many students entering this program, do so as part of the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Innovation).

WarningIMPORTANT
Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete one subject

  • SWELRN101A  Basic learning strategies
    • CIT Code: ESLG400
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. It includes effective participation in formal learning environments and developing strategies for independent learning.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 6 subjects

  • SWEPER102A  Giving personal information
    • CIT Code: ESLG433
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to give basic spoken personal information in highly familiar contexts clearly and accurately. It also develops skills to describe aspects of personal life eg: family, accommodation, home country, personal belongings using appropriate grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation. It develops the learners’ ability to construct effective independent clauses using the present tense.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWETRA103A  Comprehending and participating in short transactional exchanges
    • CIT Code: ESLG235
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in short spoken transactional exchanges in highly familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEINF104A  Comprehending spoken information and instructions
    • CIT Code: ESLG434
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to identify basic information in a spoken information text and to read, identify and begin to interpret specifi c information within a highly familiar context, using beginner decoding strategies. It also covers the skills to follow sequences of short spoken instructions from highly familiar contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWECON105A  Comprehending and participating in short conversations
    • CIT Code: ESLG253
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to participate effectively in short informal spoken exchanges in highly familiar contexts. It focuses on the acquisition of relevant vocabulary and formulaic expressions as well as the use of simple clause questions and statements and pronunciation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEINS108A  Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
    • CIT Code: ESLG435
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to follow sequences of short written instructions from highly familiar contexts and also to complete a short form.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEDES109A  Comprehending and composing written descriptions
    • CIT Code: ESLG255
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read and write descriptions. It focuses on grammatical features such as simple independent clauses, present tense, pronouns and noun groups, as well as vocabulary acquisition, spelling and punctuation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEREC110A  Comprehending and composing written recounts
    • CIT Code: ESLG259
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read and write recounts on highly familiar topics. It may include the skills to recognise and produce recounts with the appropriate structure and grammatical features.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWETXT111A  Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
    • CIT Code: ESLG401
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read and write informal texts in community contexts. It includes, but is not limited to, emails / notes and text messages. It covers features of informal written language such as abbreviations, shortened forms and emoticons.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au