Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10364NAT)


Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10364NAT) provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL) language and literacy education primarily targeted to international students who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts and/or further studies. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for those EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. 10364NAT Certificate III 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.

Qualification Rules

Participants need to complete Nine (9) units of competency in total following the guidelines as outlined in the 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English curriculum framework Rules which requires:

  • 1 core unit plus
  • 8 elective units

Please note: All the below units have been selected by the college through an extensive consultative process with the industry partners and they have been identified as containing knowledge and skills appropriate for the industry.

The full list of units can be found within the 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English curriculum framework and are made available for all AAIC training staff and students to review. The units offered by the RTO are listed as below:

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
SWELRN301A Advanced learning strategies Core
SWECON302A Comprehending and participating in casual conversations Elective
SWECOR307A Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts Elective
SWEJOB315A Language skills for job seeking Elective
SWEMAT317A Applying and interpreting mathematical information Elective
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations Elective
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex information texts Elective
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews Elective
SWEADS313A Comprehending news stories and advertisements Elective


This course will be delivered over 25 week’s duration (500 Student Contact Hours) of full time study over a 31 weeks’ timeframe which also includes 6 weeks holidays.

Delivery Methods

This program is delivered in a classroom based environment where all students must attend a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Participants will need to purchase resources as notified in the student handbook. The trainer will provide any additional learning material where gaps are identified in either the participant’s underpinning knowledge or the training resources.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be a Learning and Assessment pathway.

Participants will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of each unit. Assessment will usually commence in the session following delivery or as advised by the trainer. As this is a competency based program, assessment continues throughout the program until the participant either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

The assessment process may include:

  • Projects (simulation/Real Work)
  • Assignments
  • Role plays /Presentations
  • checklists of learner performance
  • Written examinations
  • Integrated assessment of some units may occur
  • verbal and / or written questioning
  • audio and / or visual recording
  • teacher observation of satisfactory performance in simulated or real-world tasks
  • collection of learner documents/classwork


Pathways for further studies

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

This course provides underpinning language, literacy and numeracy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational and / or further study pathways. After achieving the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English 10364NAT, candidates may choose to undertake any course offered by offered by AAIC.

Training Pathway

 Diploma Further VET Studies
10364NAT – Certificate III in Spoken and Written English Any Course offered by AAIC after meeting the entry requirements.

International Students Entry Requirements

Entry into this program requires International Students to fulfil requirements as listed below:
• Must be 18 years of age or over
• Completed year 12 (HSC or equivalent)
• Minimum 4.0 IELTS score or equivalent

Location: Adelaide

Delivery mode: Class room based


Tuition Fee: $AU 6,975
Application Fees: $250 (Non-Refundable)
Text Books: $325
Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 7,550

Single Overseas Student Health Cover $550 per Annum Approximately
Family Overseas Student Health Cover $5000 per Annum Approximately