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Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

CRICOS Code: 085202J
Program Code: 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

  • Enhance your English reading, writing and spoken language skills
  • Learn to use appropriate communication strategies
  • Participate in team work
  • Negotiate complex spoken exchanges
  • Conduct presentations
  • Write discussions
  • Become an active participant in community, work and education
  • Learn applied mathematical concepts including fractions, multiplication and division

Target audience:
This course is ideal for students who are seeking an intermediate course who have developed a survival level of English, literacy and numeracy skills.  Salford College’s program has been especially designed for international students who want to improve their English as an additional language skills or those who want to move into higher level VET qualifications such as the Diploma of Business/Management or Hospitality. 

This is an English as an Additional language (EAL) language and literacy education program and will enable students to develop language skills to participate in the community, work and vocational education programs.   The program focusses on spoken skills including participating in discussions; negotiation and conducting presentations.  Students will compose formal correspondence and apply mathematical skills.

Entry requirements:

  • IELTS 4.0
  • ACSF Level 3
  • ACSF tested by Salford College English Language Literacy Assessment

Learning outcomes:
Educational outcomes for 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English are intermediate skills in:

  • Developing strategies to study in a range of learning environments
  • Comprehending and participating in casual spoken exchanges
  • Comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges
  • Participating in interviews
  • Comprehending and conducting presentations
  • Comprehending and participating in discussions
  • Composing formal correspondence
  • Completing formatted texts
  • Comprehending and composing narrative texts
  • Comprehending and composing information texts
  • Comprehending and composing discussions and expositions
  • Comprehending and composing job seeking texts
  • Comprehending news stories and advertisements
  • Comprehending and composing visual texts
  • Comprehending and giving complex instructions
  • Language for job seeking
  • Comprehending and performing multi-step mathematical operations
  • Applying and interpreting mathematical information

Program delivery:

  • Up to 26 weeks
  • 2.5 days workshop (20 hours per week)
  • Face-to-face workshops
  • Out of class activities up to 20 hours per week


  • Group discussion / activities
  • Case studies / scenarios
  • Role plays
  • Independent research
  • Computer based activities
  • Presentations
  • Written and spoken exercises

Students may choose to undertake the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English as a pathway to Certificate III in Spoken and Written English. On completion of the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English, students may move into qualifications at the ACSF Level 4 such as the Diploma of Business/Management/Hospitality.

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning and this will reduce the course duration.  Please contact our office for further information.

Course structure
9 modules

Accredited course module codeModule

Module name

Core / electiveNominal and delivery hours
SWELRN301AAAdvanced learning strategiesCore20 hours
SWEEXC303ACComprehending and negotiating complex exchangesSpoken text elective60 hours
SWEPRE305AEComprehending and conducting presentationsSpoken text elective60 hours
SWEDIS306AFComprehending and participating in discussionsSpoken text elective60 hours
SWECOR307AGComposing formal correspondence and completing formatted textsWritten text elective60 hours
SWEINF308AHComprehending and composing complex information textsWritten text elective60 hours

JComprehending and composing discussionsWritten text elective60 hours
SWEINS314ANComprehending and giving complex instructionsMixed text elective60 hours
SWEMAT317AQApplying and interpreting mathematical informationNumeracy elective60 hours
TOTAL HOURS500 hours

Further Information:

Enrolment Officer, Salford College, level 11, 68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.  | Telephone: (08) 8232 6190

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