Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies (CRICOS 091284G)

This qualification enables students to improve their levels of spoken and written English.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

Can I apply?

You are eligible to apply for this course if you are 18 or older with an IELTS score of 4 or lower.


Students who have successfully completed the course can apply to enrol in a variety of other certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by the institute, successfully participate in the community and access the workplace.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the 10365 NATCertificate IV in Spoken and Written English. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

Course Duration

The nominal duration to complete qualification is 6 months.  As this training is competency based, completion dates can vary from student to student however will not exceed the nominal duration

 Study Options

Option 1: Workplace Based

Our Trainer Assessor will conduct all teaching and assessment at your place of work, this is available to both Appreciates and Full Fee students. Please note: If your workplace doesn’t have the required scope of work for a particular unit of competency we can conduct the training and assessment at our campus.


Option 2: Classroom Training

All your learning and assessment for each of the units is delivered in a classroom environment with other students (classroom training requires a minimum of 5 students).


Option 3: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you’ve had lots of experience in this industry (or similar), you may be eligible for RPL.


Recognition of Prior Learning means that you don’t require the training but rather you need to be assessed on each unit. You will need to draw on all of your past experiences so that you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the knowledge and skills.

Course Units

Code Unit of Competence C/E
SWELRN401A Learning strategies for further studies C
SWEKNO402A Language knowledge E
SWEUND403A Understanding academic culture E
SWEREA404A Reading and note-taking skills for further studies E
SWEPER405A Writing skills for persuasive essays E
SWELIS407A Listening and taking notes in presentations E
SWESPE408A Speaking and writing skills for presentations E