10361NAT Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Offered to Domestic Students Only
Status: Non-Current for International students. This qualification is no longer offered for international students.

Course Overview

Learn English basics for social situations including speaking and understanding simple sentences and how to recognise and write letters and numbers. You will also learn about time, money and public directional symbols.

Upon completion of this course you will have a better understanding of grammar and comprehension. You will learn how to read, write and speak basic English.

Entry Requirement

  • Student must be 16 years of age or over;
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine academic suitability for the chosen course.

Course Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.


Please contact AIEL for course intake information.

Course Fees

(Course fees include a $250 non-refundable application fee)

Course Duration

Training will be delivered 2.5 days per week for 20 hours over a period of 20 weeks.

Delivery Modes

Face-to-face classroom


Gold Coast and Sydney


  • Successful completion of the Preliminary Course in Spoken and Written English is approximately equivalent to an IELTS score of 2
  • Certificate 10361NAT in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
  • Pathway to further study into 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Study Pathways

Further education to vocational qualifications or university.

Course Outline

(Units of Competency)

Total number of units = 7

  • 2 core units
  • 5 elective units

SWELRN001A Preliminary learning strategies
SWEDEC002A Decoding words and simple sentences

SWESYM005A Recognising common visual symbols and signs
SWEWRD006A Writing words and simple sentences
SWEPRN008A Giving basic personal information
SWENUM004A Recognising and writing numbers
SWELTR003A Recognising and writing letters

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment to have your language ability assessed to determine which course level you are best suited to prior to enrolment. You must also be 18 years of age or above on course commencement.

Step 1: Applying to Australian Institute of English Language (AIEL) is easy. You can submit your enrolment application any time at Also, you can call Gold Coast Campus on +61 1300 656 693 or Sydney Campus on +61 1300 083 832.

Step 2: We will send you a Letter of Offer including all the enrolment conditions.

Step 3: When you accept it and return a signed copy and confirmation of payment, we will secure your place in your chosen course. You can pay your fees by electronic bank transfer OR credit card. Your Letter of Offer will include information about exact amounts due, and when you can pay them.

Step 4: AIEL will send you an Acceptance Letter confirming your course place together with information about your Orientation Day at your chosen campus including what time you need to arrive and what you need to bring. If you are applying for a student visa, AIEL will also send you a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) so you can apply for a visa at your closest Australian immigration office.

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