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Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English - Further Studies 10365NAT


This program focuses specifically on the development of spoken and written language skills required to continue with higher education studies.  It provides a general education curriculum for English as an additional language (EAL) primarily targeted to students who need to develop higher-level language skills to enter higher education or higher-level training.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English - Further Studies 10365NAT
Program No: C4-CM02
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: Full-time or part-time in the day at Reid campus.
Likely Job Outcome: This program prepares you for further tertiary level study.
Application Type: Public

Additional Information

You may also be required to pay some additional costs for text books and study materials.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

The entry point for this program will be through diagnostic screening.

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as advanced.
For example, entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 2+ across the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing or IELTS score minimum 5.5 across all bands.
Some 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). For SEE programs, students must meet the relevant government entry requirements.

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

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.

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

Subject Information

Core - complete all (1) subject

  • SWELRN401A  Learning strategies for further studies
    • CIT Code: ESLG239
      Description: This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner in further study contexts. It includes the skills required to effectively study within formal educational environments using independent study skills.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 6 subjects

  • SWEKNO402A  Language knowledge
    • CIT Code: ESLG414
      Description: This module covers the knowledge of academic language that learners need to become effective readers and writers in academic/further study contexts. It focuses on analysing texts for their grammatical structures that support text purpose.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEUND403A  Understanding academic culture
    • CIT Code: ESLG415
      Description: This module focuses on the features of the Western academic tradition and the ways in which this tradition views knowledge and incorporating the work of others into academic writing.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEREA404A  Reading and note-taking skills for further studies
    • CIT Code: ESLG240

      This module covers the skills required to locate, critically read and record a wide range of academic texts. It includes critical understanding of academic written and graphic texts and strategies to take notes appropriate to academic contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEPER405A  Writing skills for persuasive essays
    • CIT Code: ESLG308

      This module develops the skills to write an essay giving a point of view. The purpose of the essay may be to either to advance or justify a point of view or present more than one view on an issue. In the essay learners must present their ideas that are supported by sources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEANA406A  Writing skills for academic reports
    • CIT Code: ESLG241
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWELIS407A  Listening and taking notes in presentations
    • CIT Code: ESLG242
      Description: This module develops the skills required to understand and take notes from lectures and presentations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWESPE408A  Speaking and writing skills for presentations
    • CIT Code: ESLG243
      Description: This module covers the skills to deliver a presentation within an academic aids to support the presentation and the delivery of the presentation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEDIS409A  Speaking skills for discussions
    • CIT Code: ESLG309
      Description: This module develops oral skills required to engage in tutorial and groupwork discussions. It includes being an active participant in tutorial discussions and negotiating roles, timeframes and tasks in group-work assignments.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SWEPRO410A  Pronunciation skills for further study
    • CIT Code: ESLG416
      Description: This module covers the pronunciation skills required to communicate intelligibly and effectively in further study contexts. It includes using the segmental and prosodic features of English and strategies to monitor and modify pronunciation.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Spoken and Written English 10364NAT
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