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Certificate III in Spoken and Written English


Certificate III in Spoken and Written English 10729NAT

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English builds your English language skills and gives you the literacy skills you need to participate in a range of community contexts.

This intermediate course is for students who have already developed a basic level of English language wishing to further their skills to improve study and employment options.

This course is delivered on campus.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course will give you the English language skills you need to succeed in an education or work environment, and opens up opportunities for further study in an area that interests you.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the 10730NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

On Campus P/T, Open from 02/02/2021 - Tue,Wed ,Thu 3 days - 9am - 3:15pm / 2021

On Campus - Open from 10th Jan - Tue,Wed,Thu 3 days - 9:00am - 3:15pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus F/T, Open from 04/01/2021 - Mon,Tu,Th,Fri 4 days - 9am - 3:15pm / 2021

On Campus P/T, Open from 02/02/2021 - Tue, Thu 2 nights - 6pm to 9pm / 2021

On Campus - Open from 10th Jan - Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri - 9:00am - 3:15pm / 2022

On Campus - Open from 10th Jan - Mon,Wed (2 Nights) - 6pm - 9pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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.
Core Units
Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges
Read and write routine social texts
Elective Units
Collect data and construct routine tables and graphs for work
Comprehend and conduct routine spoken presentations
Read and write routine further study texts

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments
  • Verbal assignments
  • Practical work
  • Classroom participation
  • Projects
  • Written tests

Allan Aguiar
Campus: Shepparton

Minky Buys
Campus: Shepparton

Karen Williams
Campus: Seymour

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.

It is expected that learners will undertake out-of-class study which may include homework and practising language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Shepparton and Seymour (Day classes): Students will attend campus four days a week per semester (six months) or over two semesters (one year). Classes are held in Shepparton and Seymour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Shepparton (Night classes): Students will attend campus two nights a week over two semesters (one year). Night classes are held in Shepparton on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Cobram (Day classes): Students will attend campus two days a week over two semesters (one year). Classes are held in Cobram on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Note: Delivery hours can change to suit the needs of each student.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services


Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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