Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Course Code 10725NAT
Campus Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 390 hours

Course Overview

The 10725NAT – Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English provides a general education framework for English as an additional language (EAL) and literacy education primarily targeted to newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts.

10725NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is a foundation course for learners who have no or very limited literacy skills in English, may have no or low levels of formal education and may not have literacy skills in their first language.

This course is delivered in Cobram, Seymour and Shepparton. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 10725NAT – Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is designed for those wishing to further their English language skills needed to access further training and employment.

Further studies
After gaining the 10725NAT – Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English, you might wish to undertake further study in the 10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Seymour – Wallis Street AMEP – Starts Mon 4th Feb, 4 Days a Week (6 to12 Months) 9am to 3.30pm /2019
Seymour – Wallis Street SEE Program – Starts Mon 7th Jan, 4 Days a Week (6 Months) 9am to 3.30pm / 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street General Public – Start Mon 4th Feb – 4 Days a Week (6 Months) 9am to 3.30pm/2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street AMEP – Starts Mon 4th Feb, 4 Days a Week (6 to12 Months) 9am to 3.30pm / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street General Public – Start Tue 5th Feb – 2 Nights a Week(Tue/Thu) 9am to 3.30pm/2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street AMEP – Start Tues 5th Feb, 2 Nights a Week (Tues/Thurs – 1 Year) 6pm to 9pm/2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street SEE Program – Starts Mon 7th Jan – 4 Days a Week (6 Months) 9am to 3.30pm /2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street General Public – Start Mon 4th Feb – 4 Days a Week(6 Months) 9am to 3.30pm /2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

The course runs Full-time (4 days per week) in Shepparton and Seymour, Part-time in Cobram (2 days per week), and Part-time in Shepparton night classes 2 nights per week.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Tony Nicolaci
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 390 $1.74 $678.60 $7.00 $2,730.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 390 $0.35 $136.50 $7.00 $2,730.00
Full Fee 390 $2.50 $975.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 390 $0.10 $39.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Be assessed to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

10725NAT – Core Units

SWEPLL001 – Begin to participate in a formal English language learning environment
SWERWA001 – Begin to read and write the English alphabet
SWEDCS001 – Develop preliminary coordination skills for learning
SWERSS001 – Read very simple signs
SWEWWS001 – Write a limited range of words and very simple sentences

10725NAT – Elective Units

Unit list not available, please contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • written and verbal assignments
  • practical work
  • classroom participation
  • projects and/or
  • written tests
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.