Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study


Course Length

Full time:

6 months

Part time:

1 year

Contact Hours

Full time:

4 days a week

Part time:

4 nights a week


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study builds your English language skills and has a specific focus on preparing you for future study at a TAFE or university level.

This course is an advanced course for learners who have developed some competence in the English language, literacy and numeracy skills, and who have developed a fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English.

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 a range of programs at the Certificate level in an area that interests you or the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) in preparation for further academic study.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

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

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

On Campus - Open from 10th January - Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri - 9:00am to 3:15pm / 2022

On Campus - Open from 10th January - Tue,Thu (2 Nights) - 6pm to 9pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $941.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $186.00

3. Full Fee: $4,591.00

Course Materials: $74.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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

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.

Course Study Units

Core Units
SWEPAT001 - Participate in a tutorial
Elective Units
SWEAGS001 - Apply grammar skills for further study writing
SWEASP001 - Apply summarising and paraphrasing skills for further study
SWERWP001 - Read and write cohesive paragraphs for further study
SWEWFS001 - Write reports for further study
SWEWFS002 - Write persuasive essays for further study

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Renuka Vinothkumar

Attendance & 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.

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

Shepparton (Night classes): Students will attend campus two nights per week over two semesters (one year). Classes are held in Shepparton on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

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.

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

Student Support

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

Learner's Rights

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

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.