Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Jobs and Skills WA: Language courses
Be more confident with your English language skills!

Improve your English skills with this entry-level course designed to introduce you to basic English language skills. This course develops your language and literacy skills further to enable you to undertake education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate fully in your community.

You will develop your skills in basic speaking and listening; basic reading and writing; learning study skills; and gain knowledge of Australian society, customs and practices. The certificate includes elective numeracy units for those learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills.

This course is ideal for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a limited range of contexts. Other groups who may benefit from this course include international students, long term migrants and Aboriginal students.

Foundation skills
Industry: English, Languages and Foundation Studies
National course code: 10727NAT | WA State ID: BEI01

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Improve your English skills.

This course will introduce you to the basic English language skills needed to participate in your community. This course develops further your language and literacy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate in your community. You will develop your skills in:

  • Basic speaking and listening
  • Basic reading and writing
  • Learning study skills, and
  • Gaining a knowledge of Australian society, customs and practices.

On completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of English as an additional language. You will develop routine language skills to participate in a range of community, further training or employment contexts. This course is a beginner course for learners who have had limited exposure to learning the English language and who are wanting to progress towards further Certificates.

This course is free for people eligible for the Adult Migrant Education Program. Talk to one of our staff to check your eligibility.

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 


Margaret River

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

If you have already had some exposure to English, but are looking to take the next step, this course will develop your English language abilities to better socialize, work and study. You will gain confidence using your English language skills outside the classroom and you will learn how to improve your English language skills after completing the course.  Training is delivered face to face, 20 hours per week over 20 weeks at our Mirrabooka Campus. For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

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