The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English aims to prepare students of a non-English speaking background with the English language skills needed to continue to other English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at a higher level. Ongoing enrolments are available for government funded programs. Start any time! Contact the Vocational English Language Unit on (03) 9279 2446 to book an interview. Entry is ongoing for a government funded course in English and the Adult Migrant English Program.
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|SWEDEV001||Develop preliminary English vocabulary for settlement (SWEDEV001)||80
|SWEESD001||Engage in very short dialogues (SWEESD001)||120
|SWERST001||Read a very limited range of words and very simple texts (SWERST001)||120
|SWERWA001||Begin to read and write the English alphabet (SWERWA001)||120
|SWEWWS001||Write a limited range of words and very simple sentences (SWEWWS001)||120
How will I be assessed?
Assessment may include written and/or oral assessment methods.
This course is delivered as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) which entitles eligible recent and new arrivals to Australia to 510 hours of free English classes. To find out more about the eligibility criteria, please visit :https://www.kangan.edu.au/amep
What will I study?
You will study English language including speaking, listening, reading, writing, non-verbal communication and settlement topics.
Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# 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.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^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 2022. 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 Vocational English Language Unit on 9279 2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a fee schedule. Adult Migrant English Program students may be eligible for up to 510 hours of free English classes dependant on visa eligibility.
Can I apply?
There are no pre-requisites for this course. To apply for the Preliminary in Spoken and Written English, you need to contact the Vocational English Language Unit on (03) 9279 2446 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
- Various site in Craigieburn
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course aims to prepare students of a non-English speaking background with the English language skills needed to access VET training and employment.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in English language including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Preliminary qualification in Spoken and Written English. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
This course will lead to higher level studies at Certificate 1 in Spoken and Written English level.
How do I apply?
To apply for the Preliminary in Spoken and Written English you need to contact the Vocational English Language Unit on (03) 9279 2446 to book an assessment interview which will determine current language and literacy levels and course eligibility.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants need to contact the Vocational English Language Unit on (03) 9279 2446 to book an assessment interview which will determine current language and literacy levels and course eligibility.