CSWE Courses

Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE)

All AMEP clients are enrolled in the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE), the national curriculum for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). 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 or by Distance Learning.

There are four CSWE levels, as well as a Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English. Clients in the AMEP study up to Level III CSWE. Clients in the SEE program study from level 1 to Level IV CSWE. 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.

SEE Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE)

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (91418NSW)

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

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (91421NSW)

This course is for people who are just beginning to learn English.

What will I learn?

The seven Modules 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

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (91422NSW)

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 seven Modules 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

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (91423NSW)

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 seven Modules 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

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment (91420NSW)

This course is for people who have a functional level of English and are looking to build on this in preparation for employment or for use in the workplace.

What will I learn?

This qualification will help you build your English and communications skills for workplace situations. The six Modules in the course cover:

  • identifying potential employment
  • preparing job applications
  • preparing for job interviews
  • reading and writing with greater efficiency, effectiveness and clarity
  • improving workplace communication skills

Find out more

Contact us to find out more about CSWE courses or find out how to enrol in the AMEP program or how to enrol in the SEE program.

The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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