Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

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Course Outline

Core Units: 
SWELRN301AAdvanced Learning Strategies - Module A
Elective Units: 
SWEINT304AComprehending and Participating in Interviews - Module D
SWEPRE305AComprehending and Conducting Presentations - Module E
SWECOR307AComposing Formal Correspondence and Completing Formatted Texts - Module G
SWEINF308AComprehending and Composing Complex Information Texts - Module H
SWEADS313AComprehending News Stories and Advertisements - Module M
SWEINS314AComprehending and Giving Complex Instructions - Module N
SWEJOB315ALanguage Skills for Jobseeking - Module O
SWECAL316AComprehending and Performing Multiple-step Calculations - Module P

The duration of the Certificate varies as not all students will progress at the same time especially in learning a new language. The average student will usually be enrolled for one year, however some students progress faster than others. Students are assessed throughout the year and may pass all subjects to gain entry to the next level prior to the end year date.


Who is this course for?: 

This course is for people who would like to improve their English Language who have completed a Course in Certificate II Spoken and Written English or who have been assessed at this level. 

  •  If you are new to Australia you may be eligible for funding through the A.M.E.P (510 free hours for eligible migrants). The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.
  •         If you are not eligible for the AMEP program you still may be eligible for some assistance through Skills First Funding (State Government)
  •         Contact the office and see if you qualify for Skills First Victoria funding for concession Card holders and those who do not hold a higher certificate              For more information please read more.
Possible Job Titles: 

An awarded Certificate III level in Spoken and Written English will assist you finding Employment of further education opportunities such as other Certificate III's in a course of your choice such as:

  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate III in Community Services 
Entrance Requirements: 
  • ·       You must be a permanent resident of Australia or have the correct Visa Classification to study in Australia.
  •          You must have completed the course in Preliminary, Spoken and Written English, or
  •          been assessed by a qualified assessor to be higher than a Certificate II and lower than a Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English
  •          If you would like to be assessed, please phone the office for an appointment 93019200
  •       ​(There is a charge for an assessment however this will be deducted from your course fees on commencement)

Fees & Charges

Course Charges: 

All charges are fully inclusive and include enrolment fees, course and amenities charges and materials if required.

If you are new to Australia you may be eligible for funding through A.M.E.P (510 free hours for eligible migrants). 

  • ·       The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government. ( if you are eligible there is no charge, this includes childcare at the Meadow Heights Occasional Care for a three hour session 5 days per week)
  • ·       Skills First Funding - To be eligible for funded position applicants must not be enrolled for more than two funded courses per year.(Childcare is also available to students studying with MHEC at a small charge see Childcare Occasional Care for details) 
Concession$250 = Tuition$200 Amenities $20 Materials $30
Funded$1,050 =Tuition$1,000 Amenities $20 Materials $30
Fee For Service/Full Fee$5,225 =Tuition$5,175 Amenities $20 Materials $30
Making Payments: 

Payments can be made via:

  • Cash
  • Cheque (payable to Meadow Heights Learning Shop Inc.)
  • EFTPOS (available at reception between 9am and 4pm)
  • B-Pay if required or Online Bank Transfer
  • Direct Debit
    -Students pay via Online Bank
  • BSB 063229 Account Number 10081868 Your name as the reference
    -Students visit their bank and arrange to have a fortnightly/weekly/monthly amount to be deposited into the MHLS Account

Payment plans are available upon request, Conditions apply.

Enrolment Procedures: 

To enrol in this course you will need to come in to our office at the Visy Cares Learning Centre and fill out one of our enrolment forms.

  • Once enrolment form is complete you will be asked for proof of ID
  • A current drivers license /key pass /proof of age card 
  • A current green Medicare card
  • An Australian Birth Certificate/A current Australian or New Zealand Passport/Proof of Permanent residency etc.).
  • To find out what forms of ID we accept please contact us on 9301-9200 or by email: admin@mhec.vic.edu.au Office hours are between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Further Information


Students are asked to provide for class use

  • a workbook
  • pen or pencil
  • dictionary -optional
  • USB stick -optional


Products used in Class: 

The teacher will provide the class with

  • Hand outs
  • Whiteboard use
  • Television use
  • Internet usage
  • Laptops use
  • Dictionary use


Each year the Meadow Heights Education Centre provides a End of Year Excursion for all students studying English as a Second Language

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