National code: 10729NAT

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

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Overview About this course

Take your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to the next level. Improve your formal and conversational English through practising real-life situations such as writing emails or asking for directions. Gain the skills to help you achieve your dreams of future study or work.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use formal and informal language skills to help you live and work in Australia

  • Write emails, text messages and use social media

  • Ask for help and information

  • Have conversations with people at your workplace and in your community

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Use day-to-day experiences to build your English language skills

  • Learn how to write a resume and attend a job interview

  • Practise asking for information and have conversations with people in your community

  • Know how to read and listen to the news and engage fully in Australian life

  • Gain more confidence when using English

  • Improve your communication skills and open up additional career pathways

  • Pathway to further study at Certificate IV or Diploma level

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in improving your English language skills

  • The motivation to practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

  • A desire to complete further study or work

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Good English language skills will help you build a career in the industry of your choice

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 5 Units of competency, including 5 core and 0 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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