Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Course Code
Vocational English Language & ELICOS
Study Area(s)
English as a Second Language
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)

Start Date(s): Start anytime

Semester 1- 31 January 2019

Semester 2- 15 July 2019

End Date(s):

Semester 1- 28 June 2019

Semester 2- 13 December 2019

Days and Time:


Broadmeadows Campus

Monday to Friday (4 days per week):

  • 8.30am - 12.30pm OR
  • 9.00am - 1.00pm OR
  • 12.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Docklands Campus

    Wednesday and Friday

  • 8.30am -12.30pm OR
  • 12.30pm- 4.30pm

    Broadmeadows Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm - 7.30pm

    Course Overview

    The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT) further progresses the English skills of students and improves upon the learnings from the Certificate I & 2 level course. Exploring the nuances of the English language in daily settings and for practical purposes helps increase the self confidence of the students with the English language, thus better preparing them for further study or employment opportunities.

    This course is also delivered as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The AMEP helps new migrants learn basic English skills that will assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. The AMEP is available to migrants from the family, skilled and humanitarian visa streams and provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition within the first five years of visa commencement or arrival in Australia.

    For more informaiton on the AMEP, please visit: https://www.kangan.edu.au/amep

    Click here for course modules


    Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
    SWELPE001Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges120
    SWELPE002Comprehend and participate in routine informal spoken exchanges120
    SWERLN001Read and listen to the news80
    SWERWT008Read and write routine social texts120
    SWERWT011Read and write routine further study texts120


    Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
    SWEAWV001Apply routine English Work, Health and Safety vocabulary80
    SWEDSJ002Apply routine English language skills for job seeking150
    SWERWT009Read and write routine transactional texts120

    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. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

    What will I study?

    You will study English language including speaking, listening, reading, writing, non-verbal communication and settlement topics.

    For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

    Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

    You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

    The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

    Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

    Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
    Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

    Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

    Table 1

    Enrolment type
    Government Subsidised
    Indicative total tuition fee#
    Indicative total tuition fee#
    Check your eligibility
    Full Fee
    Indicative total tuition fee#

    Table 2

    Average course
    material fees*


    Average course
    consumable fees*

    # The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
    * Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
    Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

    Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

    2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

     Type of cohort:

    Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
    • Concession card holders
    • Apprentices
    • Trainees
    • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
    • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
    Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
    Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


    The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
    ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
    ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
    X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
    OZ: International Student
    M: Prisoner
    YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
    YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
    Short courses

    student contact hours

    Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
    560 560 $1.00 $0.20 $8.00

    ^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

    *This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

    For more information about our fees structure, click here.

    What costs and other fees should I expect?

    Contact the Centre for Foundation and Language Skills on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or language@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

    Can I apply?

    There are no pre-requisites for this course. To apply for Certificate III in Spoken and Written English you need to contact the Centre for Foundation and Language Skills on 1300 675 676 to book an assessment interview which will determine current language and literacy levels and course eligibility.

    Where and how can I study?

    We deliver this course at the following locations:

    • Kangan Institute Broadmeadows Campus
    • Kangan Institute Docklands Campus
    • Hume Global Learning Centre (Broadmeadows)
    • Hume Global Learning Centre (Craigieburn)

    What employment opportunities will I have?

    While this course does not provide direct employment outcomes, it prepares students of a non-English speaking background with the English language skills needed to access VET Training and employment.

    Upon completion, students will have access to a wide range of TAFE courses to pursue training and a career of their choice in the same supportive environment that they undertook their English studies in.

    What skills will I have when I complete this course?

    The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT) delves further into the English Language, increasing the students familiarity and comfort levels in starting to converse in English on a daily basis and in all situations. Building on the skills gained in the Certificate I & II courses, the Certificate III focusses on making English a natural language for the students.

    English language skills gained will include listening, speaking, reading and writing.

    What qualifications will I receive?

    On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT). This program is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

    What opportunities for further studies will I have?

    Students successfully completing the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT) can undertake the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (10730NAT). Students who continue through the certifications and complete the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (10730NAT) will have the English language skills to undertake vocational training of and studies of their choice at Kangan Institute.

    How do I apply?

    To apply for the course, you can either use the online application or enquiry option (at the top of this page) or contact the vocational English language department on 1300 675 676 to book an assessment interview which will help determine current language literacy levels as well as eligibility.

    How will I be selected for this course?

    You will need to attend an interview to determine current language levels and to ensure you are placed in a suitable class.