Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies

Course Description

As of the 1st of March 2018, we will not be accepting enrolments from overseas students for the following courses:
  • 10363 NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
  • 10364 NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
  • 10365 NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (Further Studies)

The Certificate 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.

Course Duration/Mode/Fees

Full time: Total: 26 weeks (22 study weeks +4 weeks break) (6 months) - 2 Terms
Tuition Fees: 2 x AUD$2,015.00 Total AUD$4,030.00
Application Fees: AUD$ 250.00 (applicable on new enrolments only, once off fee)
Resources Fee: AUD$ 200.00

The delivery methods for this course include

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning.
  • Structured learning activities
  • Online (Not more than 33% of the course)

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (or equivalent) -English Placement test available
  • Through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using assessment tools relevant to particular programs


Forthnightly intakes available. Please Contact us for more details.

Course Content

SWELRN401ALearning strategies for further studiesCore
SWEKNO402ALanguage knowledgeElective
SWEUND403AUnderstanding academic cultureElective
SWEREA404AReading and note-taking skills for further studiesElective
SWEPER405AWriting skills for persuasive essaysElective
SWEANA406AWriting skills for academic reportsElective
SWESPE408ASpeaking and writing skills for presentationsElective


All units of competence will be assessed using a selection of tools (Portfolios, Reports, Role-plays, Practical observations, Case studies, Questioning, Simulation activities, and written tests)

Recognition of Prior Learning

An application can be made for RPL when the learner believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (Work, other study etc.). An RPL application form is available from the Learner Administration Services upon request.

Students will be required to provide documentation to support their application. The application will be processed and an assessment made in accordance with the KCBT RPL and AQF recognition Policy and Procedure.

Credit Transfer

Learners, who can demonstrate they already hold any of the Units of Competency specified above, may be eligible to receive a credit transfer for those units. They will need to submit a verified Certificate or Statement of Attainment issued by a RTO for recognition purposes.

Learners who are awarded a credit transfer will be exempted from completing those units at KCBT

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Pathways into the qualification:

110365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) general education English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework through which learners can progress from the Preliminary course in Spoken and Written English through to Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies.

  • CSWE provides underpinning language and literacy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational and further study pathways.
  • Pathways from this Qualification

    Exit Points
    • Should a learner not be able to complete all the Units of Competency required to be awarded this qualification they will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the individual Units for which they have been assessed as competent.
    • Upon successful completion of the full program.
    KCBT policy prevents students under the age of 18 from registering in KCBT courses or programs.

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