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Certificate I in Spoken & Written English


Who is suitable for this certificate? 

This is a beginner level course for adults who have some basic English skills and would like to work toward further study and employment goals, and to participate in the community.

There are no prerequisites for this certificate.

What will I study?

Qualification Structure

5 units of competency need to be completed to achieve the qualification.  There are no core units.  The course the FLN delivers is below.

Course Location

All classes are delivered face-to-face at Fitzroy Learning Network.

Units of competency delivered

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How will I study?

Study at FLN is face-to-face, in the classroom.  There will be some work for you to complete at home too.

How long will I study for?

Length of certificate

Full time course attendance is 42 weeks, or one year.  Part-time attendance is generally over 2 years.  Please contact the office if you wish to attend part-time.

Nominal Hours

540 hours

Volume of learning

690 Hours per year – 540 in class, plus 150 unsupervised (13.5 hours of class per week, over 41 weeks, plus 3.6 out of class hours per week)

Class schedule

9am-2pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with a half an hour break.

You are expected to do 3.6 hours of homework every week.  Your teacher will give you your homework.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Structure

Assessment for each unit will take place towards the end of that unit’s delivery period.  All units require at least 2 assessment tasks to achieve competency.

Assessment Methods

Assessment in 10727NAT will include activities such as:

  • Written work

  • Oral questioning

  • Making portfolios/projects

  • Teacher observations

  • Role pays/oral performance

  • Direct interaction with teacher

Can I get credit transfer?

If you have studied parts of this qualification, or a version of this qualification before, you may be eligible for credit transfer for units already completed.  Please let FLN know if you think you might be eligible.

What will I recieve when I finish the course?

Certificates and Statements

Students who successfully complete 10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English will recieve a Certifcate of Completion and a Record of Results. Students who do no successfully complete all units will recieve a Statement of Attainment for those units they successfully completed, plus a Record of Results for the other units.

Learner Pathways

Students who successfully complete 10727NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English can enrol in 10728NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English.  Students may also wish to take advantage of some of the non-accredited training options available to them – including computer classes; art classes; gardening classes; and cooking classes.

How much will it cost?

Students eligible for AMEP classes do no pay any fees.  Skills First or Fee for Service students will have to pay some fees.  Please visit our Student Fees page for more information.

If you might have difficulty paying your fees, please speak to our office staff - we have options to help you with your fees.

How do I enrol?

All students who want to study at FLN will have to so a pre-assessment interview and assessment.  This is to work out your eligibility, and to see which class is most suitable for your needs and aspirations.  

Please contact the office to arrange an interview today!


We can't wait to have you as a student.

Fitzroy Learning Network delivers accredited English language classes through:
  • The Adult Migrant English Program [AMEP] funded by the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs, and
  • The Skills First Program funded by the Victorian  Government 
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