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English for Living in Australia (CSWE I/EAL)

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  • Course Category:

    General English

  • Program Type:

    Skills First

General English Courses are based on either the Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) or the Certificate in English as an Additional Language (EAL). This course is for students starting to learn English. 

Students will develop their English language skills through topics relating to their everyday life in Australia such as Education, Health and Money.

What will I learn?

This course will enable you to learn to:

  • Use English to obtain goods and services
  • Have a conversation in English
  • Read and write a range of everyday texts such as simple instructions, messages and stories

What further education can I do after completing this course?

Training for the Workplace courses


Based on interviews where your language level will be assessed and a counsellor will discuss your learning goals.

Course duration

  • Available full-time or part-time.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend classes available.
  • You can also study English with a Volunteer Tutor

Course dates

Courses start every two weeks.


The fee is determined by your eligibility for Government funding. Download the Fee Schedule or contact AMES to check your eligibility for a concession fee.

How to Enrol

Contact the best AMES location for you and find out:

  • course dates
  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

This course is free to eligible SEE and Skills First students.


AMES Australia Melton
AMES Australia Oakleigh
AMES Australia Werribee
AMES Australia Footscray
AMES Australia Dandenong
AMES Australia Noble Park
AMES Australia Box Hill
AMES Australia St Albans
AMES Australia Flagstaff - Melbourne City