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Certificate III in Spoken and Written English 10364NAT

Overview

This program provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL) primarily targeted to migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

Qualification: Certificate III in Spoken and Written English 10364NAT
Program No: C3-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 English as a Second Language Program and the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program. These students study in classrooms in a face-to face mode. Full-time and part-time options are available for SEE students in the daytime at Bruce and Reid. Part-time classes are available for other students at Reid during the day and in the evening.
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 and/or undertake some further vocational training.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

The entry point into this program will be through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using assessment tools.

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as intermediate.

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 II and III simultaneously.

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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

  • SWELRN301A  Advanced learning strategies
    • CIT Code: ESLG237
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. It includes contributing to the formal learning environment and demonstrating the capacity to work independently.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 8 subjects

  • SWECON302A  Comprehending and participating in casual conversations
    • CIT Code: ESLG276
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in casual conversations in order to function in community, work and further study contexts. Casual conversation facilitates participation in work and social contexts. It is the main means whereby people learn about one another.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEEXC303A  Comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges
    • CIT Code: ESLG277
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in complex spoken exchanges in order to function in community, work and further-study contexts. These exchanges may take place on the telephone or face to face. A complex exchange in this context is seen as one in which a speaker has to use strategies / arguments to negotiate an outcome with the interlocutor that is acceptable to both of them.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEINT304A  Comprehending and participating in interviews
    • CIT Code: ESLG288
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in interviews in order to function in community, work and further-study contexts. They may include interviews with businesses, agencies or education counsellors.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEPRE305A  Comprehending and conducting presentations
    • CIT Code: ESLG279
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand spoken information texts that are predominantly monologic. The texts could be talks / presentations from guest speakers, radio, TV or online programs or teacher-created texts adapted / modified from authentic texts.

      It also covers the skill of presenting spoken information to an audience. The text is essentially monologic, although the learners would need to be able to respond appropriately to questions from the audience. These skills enable learners to function in community, work and further-study contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEDIS306A  Comprehending and participating in discussions
    • CIT Code: ESLG280
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and participate in spoken discussions in order to function in community, work and further-study contexts. The discussion should be on one issue or topic of relevance to the learners. Participants in the discussion need to present their points of view on the issue / topic and substantiate their views with supporting arguments and agree or disagree with the viewpoints expressed by other speakers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWECOR307A  Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts
    • CIT Code: ESLG286
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to write formal letters and / or emails and to complete complex forms. It includes the objective, grammatically complex language required in formal written contexts and the reading skills to deal with complex instructions and questions in more demanding forms.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEINF308A  Comprehending and composing complex information texts
    • CIT Code: ESLG419
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read texts that have an impersonal tone and present information as facts. These texts are commonly found in sources such as brochures, fact sheets, websites and reports. This module also covers the skills required to write workplace reports such as progress reports, simple problem / solution reports and descriptive reports. The important feature of these reports is to present information on a specifi c topic in a concise, impersonal, logically constructed way under headings for ease of reading and scanning. The module also includes the development of skills to research and plan reports.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWENAR309A  Comprehending and composing narrative texts
    • CIT Code: ESLG420
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read and write narratives. It includes the skills to read and write stories in which complications or problems occur and to use descriptive and evaluative language to describe events, people, places and things. The purpose of these narratives is to entertain or engage the reader. The module also includes the development of skills in planning to write narratives.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEDSN310A  Comprehending and composing discussions
    • CIT Code: ESLG421
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the reading skills required to interpret discussions as persuasive texts. It covers the skills to critically analyse and identify the language features and persuasive devices of discussions. It also covers the skills required to write discussions that present more than one side of an argument.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEEXP311A  Comprehending and composing expositions
    • CIT Code: ESLG422
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the reading skills required to interpret expositions as persuasive texts. It covers the skills to critically analyse and identify the language features and persuasive devices of expositions. It also covers the skills required to write expositions that put forward a single point of view on a topic.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEADS313A  Comprehending news stories and advertisements
    • CIT Code: ESLG423
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the reading skills required to locate and interpret news stories and advertisements. It includes reading and interpreting visual texts, which support these texts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEINS314A  Comprehending and giving complex instructions
    • CIT Code: ESLG424
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to understand and give complex spoken instructions and also to read complex written instructions required to function in community, work and furtherstudy contexts. Instructions may either be procedures or protocols. A procedure is a text that describes how something is to be accomplished through a sequence of actions or steps. A protocol sets out the conditions under which something is to be done.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEJOB315A  Language skills for jobseeking
    • CIT Code: ESLG412
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This module covers the skills required to read a job advertisement, write a simple résumé / CV and telephone about a job advertisement.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Spoken and Written English - Further Studies 10365NAT
Certificate II Spoken and Written English 10363NAT
Certificate I Spoken and Written English 10362NAT
Statement Attainment training English - Elementary [extract from 10362NAT]
Statement Attainment training English - Pre-Intermediate [extract from 10363NAT]
Statement Attainment training English - Advanced [extract from 10365NAT]
Non-Accredited Training Language Skills for Taxi Drivers

More Information

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