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.


You will have the skills and knowledge of English as an additional language (EAL), in English and numeracy. You will develop routine language skills to participate in a range of community, further training or employment contexts.

It is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English and who may have had minimal exposure to the language.


Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.




Margaret River
Mount Barker

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

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

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 class room and you will learn how to improve your English language skills after completing the course. 

This training is delivered face-to-face, 20 hours per week over a period of 26 weeks.

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.