Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English

CRICOS Course Code 094686J | 10365NAT

This course focuses specifically on the development of spoken and written language skills required to continue with higher education studies. It is an advanced course for learners who have developed some competence in English language and literacy skills and who have had a fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English. Educational outcomes for this qualification are advanced skills in language knowledge, understanding academic culture, identifying

critical stance in texts, identifying conventions for referencing other people’s ideas, reading a variety of texts, note-taking, interpreting diagrammatic texts, interpreting essay questions, researching, planning and writing essays, researching, planning and writing reports, understanding lectures and presentations, delivering presentations with visual support, participating in discussions/tutorials, and pronunciation for further studies.

The learning support strategies used by trainers at Times Academy include:

  • Students are required to attend full time study of 20 hours per week face-to-face classroom based tuition.
  • 120 hours of out-of-class study which will involve homework and out-of-class tasks set by teachers.
  • A workbook will be provided for this. Classroom instructions. Demonstrating procedures. Ensuring individual support and advice to students.

Learning outcomes describe what students are expected to have achieved at the end of a course of study. Learning outcomes for this qualification include:

  • Participate and contribute
    to the formal educational environment
    Develop and use independent learning strategies
  • Participate and negotiate
    in a tutorial/group discussion Demonstrate understanding of written texts
    Interpret diagrammatic texts and essay questions
  • Research, plan and write
    an essay and report Demonstrate understanding of a lecture or presentation Use note-taking strategies Prepare to deliver a spoken presentation
  • Create appropriate visual
    aids to support a presentation Deliver a presentation

This qualification is made up of twelve units of competency (four core and eight elective units).

I Compulsory Module SWELRN401A

Learning strategies for further studies.

6 Elective Modules


Reading and note-taking skills for further studies


Written skills for persuasive essays


Writing skills for academic reports


Listening and taking notes in presentations


Speaking and writing skills for presentations


Speaking skills for discussion

Course Duration
26 weeks

Entry Requirements
• be 18 years or older; and
• IELTS 5.0 ( Intermediate ) or equivalent
• Successful completion of Australian School Year 11 or overseas equivalent