Course In Preliminary Spoken And Written English

Course Code: 10725NAT
Study Area:
English as a Second Language

Start date: February 2021

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Times: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Duration: 6 months

We accept rolling enrolments.

This course is for beginners who have no or very limited English literacy skills and no prior experience or training.

Students will learn to recognise and write the alphabet and numbers, read social sight words and signs, as well as respond to simple instructions, participate in short conversation and provide basic personal information.

  • 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 in a chosen field

  • There are no entry requirements required for this course. Individual interview is required.

Course overview

This course is for people who wish to learn English and are complete beginners. Students are assessed when they first enter Bendigo TAFE to determine the correct certificate level.

People who enter at this level have little or no English Language and will learn how to read, write, listen and speak in English in common everyday language.

The entry point against the Australian Core skills Framework (ACSF) is NYA or Pre-level 1. 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 Assignment
  • Written test
  • Role play
  • Questions

Learning options
  • Classroom based, face to face

Key study areas

Reading, writing, speaking and listening at a beginner level. Class content is taken from the activities of daily life in Australia

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT)


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*$798.00
Concession - average total course fee*$159.60
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,406.80
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 24/05/2021 11:33 PM

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