Further develop your English skills and confidence with a Certificate III in Spoken and Written English at Victoria Polytechnic.
This intermediate course will help you to further develop skills for everyday simple transactional needs, as well as some social needs. You’ll learn to:
You’ll also develop independent learning skills and build your confidence in contributing to the formal learning environment.
This course will help you achieve International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) level of 1+ (‘transactional proficiency’) across speaking, listening, reading and writing.
This certificate is part of the Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP).
More about the WMEP program and support services offered.
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To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.
Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.
It is widely recognised that the more education you have completed, the more opportunities you’ll have in the job market. Studying English at Victoria Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door for your future studies and your dream career.
This course will improve your spoken and written English skills, as well as improve your confidence. These skills will create more options for your career path in the future. Studying this course will help you access further certificates in English, further TAFE studies or other training or work opportunities.
The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English and the Certificates I-IV in Spoken and Written English provide a general education framework for learners to develop English language and literacy skills and optional numeracy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment, and participate in the general community. The curriculum is used widely throughout Australia in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector, TAFE colleges, universities and private providers (p3 The Curriculum Framework, May 2013).
Certificate III in Spoken and Written English is an Intermediate course for learners who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English. Outcomes for Certificate III in Spoken and Written English are as follows:
In the process of developing the above language, literacy and numeracy skills, learners are able to demonstrate competence in the following Certificate III AQF characteristics:
To be awarded the 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English, a student must successfully complete a total of nine (9) modules, consisting of:
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fee type: VET
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Applicants must have an entry level of 1+ against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) or the language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy assessment.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for: