Certificate I In Spoken And Written English

Course Code: 10727NAT
Study Area:
English as a Second Language

Start date: February 2021

We accept rolling enrolments

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Times: 9.00am - 1.00pm

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 course contains nationally or state accredited units.

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

Course graduates develop foundational knowledge and skills in English language which enable them to interact with some autonomy and to take some initiative in a limited and predictable range of community, work and educational contexts. Students can also develop numeracy skills and knowledge to perform simple mathematical operations in highly familiar contexts. They can also begin to develop autonomous learning strategies to start learning English outside the classroom. The knowledge and skills developed through the course provide a firm foundation for further development of their English language skills. The volume of learning ranges from 550 - 690 hours. This includes both supervised and unsupervised learning. As this course involves the acquisition of English language skills, the unsupervised learning includes the everyday practice and use of all English language skills outside of the learning environment. The unsupervised component of the volume of learning may be decreased according to prior study or real life experience. The above skills and knowledge are consistent with the AQF Qualification Type Descriptor for a Certificate I.

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 Assignment
  • Written test
  • Role play
  • Questions

Learning options
  • Classroom based learning.

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.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
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*$756.00
Concession - average total course fee*$151.20
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,069.60
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 5/05/2021 2:53 PM

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