Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Course Code: 10727NAT
Study Area:
English Studies

Start dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January 2019

Semester 2 - 15 July 2019

We accept rolling enrolments

Duration: 6 months

This English language course is for beginners who have just started learning English or who have had minimal exposure to English. The course enables students to take part in the community, find and keep employment and take on further education and training.

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom - 6 - Month/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • The skills developed in this course are aimed to assist with further study options or employment

  • • Individual interview • Preliminary Certificate of Spoken and Written English or equivalent English language skills

Course overview

The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT) prepares students of a non-English speaking background with the basic English language skills needed to continue to other English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at a higher level.

This course is also delivered as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The AMEP helps new migrants learn basic English skills that will assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. The AMEP is available to migrants from the family, skilled and humanitarian visa streams and provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition within the first five years of visa commencement or arrival in Australia.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written Test

Learning options
  • Classroom, face to face

Key study areas

You will learn how to use English in familiar situations and how to prepare a learning plan, participate in formal learning environments and access learning resources. You will also learn how to understand and participate in basic spoken and written communication in familiar settings.

As part of the course you will learn to complete written tasks and read informal written texts as well as learning about addition, subtraction and metric measurement.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (10728NAT), Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT)


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$546.00
Concession - average total course fee*$109.20
Full fee - average total course fee*$4,383.60
B.   Materials average fee**$10.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$10.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 4/02/2019 3:12 PM

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