Nationally Recognised Qualifications

 

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  • AMEP students study Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) and selected units of the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK).
  • SEE program students study the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) or the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK).
  • The classes at each level have units of competency, to help you learn different skills in English e.g. have a conversation and write an email.
  • At your Orientation, you will get detailed information about the units you will study.

 


 

Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE)

All Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) clients are enrolled in accredited courses including the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE). These nationally recognised qualifications help you to learn the skills you need to settle in Australia.

The courses are based on your individual needs, skill levels and interests. They are also matched with your training and employment goals, to help you find work. You can study your CSWE course in class.

Navitas delivers four CSWE levels, as well as a Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English. Each level has of a number of Modules and Learning Outcomes which you will need to complete before you can move to the next level. Your teacher will assess you throughout the course so you can keep track of your progress.

 


 

10725NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

5 units are required for this qualification - you will be provided the details during orientation. This course is for people who:

  • have not been to school or have attended school for only a short time, or
  • have no English language skills at all
 
What will I learn?
  • how to study
  • recognising and writing the English alphabet
  • recognising and using numbers in everyday life
  • recognising some simple signs
  • reading and writing some simple sentences
  • giving personal information
 
Units of Competency
  • SWERST001 Read a very limited range of words and very simple texts
  • SWERWA001 Begin to read and write the English alphabet
  • SWERCT001 Read a limited range of words and compose very simple texts
  • SWEWWS001 Write a limited range of words and very simple sentences
  • SWEESD001 Engage in very short dialogues
  • SWERSS001 Read very simple signs
  • SWEDEV001 Develop preliminary English vocabulary for settlement
  • SWEDCS001 Develop preliminary coordination skills for learning
  • SWEPLL001 Begin to participate in a formal English language learning environment
  • FSKNUM01 Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work
  • FSKNUM02 Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work

 


 

10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

5 units are required for this qualification - you will be provided the details during orientation. This course is for people who are just beginning to learn English.

 
What will I learn?

The units in the course cover:

  • how to have a short, simple conversation
  • understanding simple instructions
  • leaving a short telephone message
  • filling in a short form
  • reading a short newspaper story
 
Units of Competency
  • SWEELC001 Listen to and engage in short simple social conversations
  • SWEELT001 Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions
  • SWERWT001 Read and write simple social texts
  • SWERWT002 Read and write simple transactional texts
  • SWELRT001 Read and listen to simple information texts
  • SWERWI001 Read and write simple personal information
  • SWEBLC001 Build simple learning capabilities to learn English
  • SWEAOA001 Access simple online English language learning applications
  • FSKNUM03 Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work
  • FSKNUM04 Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work
  • FSKNUM08 Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work

 


 

10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

5 units are required for this qualification - you will be provided the details during orientation. This course is for people who have a limited understanding of English.

 
What will I learn?

At this level, you will begin to develop skills to help you manage simple everyday personal, social and workplace situations. The units in the course cover:

  • having a casual conversation with someone
  • visiting the doctor
  • going shopping and talking with sales staff
  • participating in a simple interview
  • writing a short story
  • reading job ads
  • writing a short resume
 
Units of Competency
  • SWEELD001 Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues
  • SWEDCT001 Deliver and comprehend basic procedural spoken texts
  • SWERWT003 Read and write basic everyday texts
  • SWERWT004 Read and write basic procedural texts
  • SWERWT005 Read and write basic story texts
  • SWERWT006 Read and write basic opinion texts
  • SWERWT007 Read and write basic factual texts
  • SWEDSJ001 Develop basic English language skills for job seeking
  • SWEDML001 Develop basic visual and multimodal literacy
  • SWEDVW001 Develop basic English vocabulary for Work, Health and Safety
  • FSKLRG04 Use basic strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKLRG08 Use simple strategies for work related learning
  • FSKNUM08 Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • BSBITU111 Operate a personal digital device
  • BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents

 


 

10729NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

5 units are required for this qualification - you will be provided the details during orientation. This course is for people who already have a basic understanding of English.

 
What will I learn?

This qualification will help you achieve a functional level of English in everyday social, workplace and study situations. The units in the course cover:

  • giving a short presentation
  • participating in a discussion
  • writing a formal letter or email
  • report writing
  • reading a newspaper
  • following complex instructions
  • writing a resume or CV
  • telephoning abut a job
  • learning more about your individual employment interests
 
Units of Competency
  • SWELPE001 Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges
  • SWELPE002 Comprehend and participate in routine informal spoken exchanges
  • SWERWT008 Read and write routine social texts
  • SWERWT009 Read and write routine transactional texts
  • SWEDEP001 Use and modify routine English pronunciation
  • SWELDT001 Comprehend and deliver routine spoken procedural texts
  • SWERWT010 Read and write routine procedural texts
  • SWERWT011 Read and write routine further study texts
  • SWEDSJ002 Apply routine English language skills for job seeking
  • SWERWT012 Read and write routine narrative texts
  • SWELCP001 Comprehend and conduct routine spoken presentations
  • SWERLN001 Read and listen to the news
  • SWEAWV001 Apply routine English Work, Health and Safety vocabulary
  • SWEDML002 Develop routine multimodal literacy
  • FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
  • FSKNUM17 Use routine maps and plans for work
  • FSKNUM18 Collect data and construct routine tables and graphs for work
  • FSKNUM19 Interpret routine tables, graphs and charts for work
  • FSKNUM22 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work
  • FSKNUM28 Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work
  • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely
  • BSBLIB304 Develop and use information literacy skills
  • ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
  • ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

 

 

Achieving a qualification

To receive an award, you must attend classes regularly, complete coursework and successfully complete assessments. You usually also need to study after class.
The table below shows how many hours students normally need to study to receive a nationally recognised award:

CSWE Curriculum
Qualification Nominal Hours*

10725NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

210 - 600 hours

10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

400 - 540 hours + 150 hours of out-of-class study

10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

435 - 600 hours + 175 hours of out-of-class study

10729NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

370 - 630 hours + 700 hours of out-of-class study

*Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of units of competency. Nominal hours are identified for nationally endorsed qualifications.

 


 

Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK)

The Foundation Skills Training Package aims to build the core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy, as well as employability skills of learners.

 


 

FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

This course is for people who want to develop very basic skills for further study or employment. The successful completion of FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways requires the achievement of 11 units of competency: 7 core units plus 4 elective units.

 
Units of Competency (**Core units)
  • FSKDIG01 Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks**
  • FSKLRG04 Use basic strategies for work-related learning**
  • FSKNUM03 Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work**
  • FSKNUM04 Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work**
  • FSKOCM02 Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work**
  • FSKRDG04 Read and respond to basic workplace information**
  • FSKWTG03 Write basic workplace information **
  • FSKRDG02 Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols
  • FSKLRG01 Prepare to participate in a learning environment
  • FSKNUM01 Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work
  • FSKNUM02 Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work
  • FSKOCM01 Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges
  • FSKRDG01 Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols
  • FSKWRT01 Write personal details on basic workplace forms
  • FSKRDG03 Read and respond to basic workplace instructions
  • FSKWTG02 Write basic workplace formatted texts

 


 

FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

This course is for people who want to develop their skills for further study or employment. The successful completion of FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways requires the achievement of 11 units of competency: 7 core units plus 4 elective units.

 
What will I learn?
  • understanding simple instructions at work
  • estimating costs to complete a simple task at work
  • writing a workplace incident report
  • developing goals for work
 
Units of Competency (**Core units)
  • FSKDIG02 Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks**
  • FSKLRG08 Use simple strategies for work-related learning**
  • FSKNUM08 Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work**
  • FSKNUM09 Identify, measure and estimate familiar quantities for work**
  • FSKOCM03 Participate in simple spoken interactions at work**
  • FSKRDG07 Read and respond to simple workplace information**
  • FSKWTG06 Write simple workplace information**
  • FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities**
  • FSKRDG06 Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts**
  • FSKWTG04 Write simple informal workplace texts**
  • BSBITU111 Operate a personal digital device
  • BSBITU112 Develop keyboard skills
  • BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents
  • ICTICT104 Use digital devices

 


 

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

This course is for people who want to develop their skills for vocational training or to gain employment. The successful completion of FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways requires the achievement of 14 units of competency: 8 core units plus 6 elective units.

 
What will I learn?
  • reading a range of routine workplace reports
  • interpreting measurements at work
  • writing a workplace procedure
  • creating a personal work plan
 
Units of Competency (**Core units)
  • FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks**
  • FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems**
  • FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning**
  • FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work**
  • FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work**
  • FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work**
  • FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information**
  • FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts**
  • FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
  • FSKRDG08 Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts
  • FSKWTG07 Write routine formal workplace texts
  • FSKWTG08 Complete routine workplace formatted texts
  • BSBITU211 Produce simple word processed documents 
  • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely 
  • ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 
  • ICTICT104 Use digital devices 
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 
  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace 
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 
  • SIRXIND001 Work effectively in a service environment 
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

 

Achieving a qualification

To receive an award, you must attend classes regularly, complete coursework and successfully complete assessments. You usually also need to study after class. A Statement of Attainment will be awarded for successfully completed units of competency.

The table below shows how many hours students normally need to study to receive a nationally recognised award:

FSK Training Package
Qualification Nominal Hours*

FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

 115 - 155 hours

FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

155 - 195 hours

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

185 - 260 hours

*Nominal hours are the hours of training notionally required to achieve the outcomes of units of competency. Nominal hours are identified for nationally endorsed qualifications.

  

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The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.