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Spoken and Written English - Certificate I (10362NAT-01V01)
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Career area: General Education 
Study area: General Education Programmes 
National code: 10362NAT  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Bega  Part Time Day  36 Weeks 6-Feb-2018  Tue 
Description: This is a beginner course for people who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English.

The course provides general language education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics.

Students will develop basic skills in:
- learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
- giving personal information
- comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges
- comprehending spoken and written information and instructions
- comprehending and leaving telephone messages
- comprehending, telling and composing personal recounts
- comprehending and composing informal texts. 
Entry requirements: The entry point into 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English should be through diagnostic screening assessment tasks using assessment tools relevant to particular programs.

Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as beginners.

Entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 0 across the four macroskills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Level 1. 
Learning pathways: This course is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) general education English as an additional language curriculum framework.
It prepares learners for entry into 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English.

CSWE provides underpinning language, literacy and numeracy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational and/or further study pathways. Pathways through the qualification may include:
- full-time or part-time study with a registered training organisation
- face-to-face study
- institution-based training
- flexible delivery through online courses, print distance learning resources or a tutor
- blended learning options through distance and face-to-face delivery
- recognition of prior learning (RPL). 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Bega
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Offering name: Certificate I in Spoken and Written English 
Offering code: 18BEG-009 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Tuesday between 9am and 3.30pm. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 6 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 3:30pm
About: Your learning commitment (known as volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 500 hours. This includes approximately 216 hours of face to face training.
You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support

Required student skills This is a Certificate I level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

You will be studying Post Beginner English Language Skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and learning about Settlement in Australia. On successful completion you will receive a Certificate I in Spoken and Written English.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.
 
Application next steps: New students will need to register for AMEP and have their English language skills assessed. You will be contacted by an Institute staff member to organise a suitable time for an assessment or please email AMEP.II@det.nsw.edu.au. Please bring your passport, travel documents and visa information to your assessment. The Course Coordinator is Kate Todd. 
Other information: Bring an A4 folder and dividers, A4 lined paper, pens and a highlighter with you to class. Bring a USB stick. If you have a bilingual dictionary, bring this also. 
Comments: Your first day of class will be Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 9am-3.30pm in Block L, ground floor, room 5 at Bega Campus.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123