CSWE Teacher Qualifications

CSWE Course Accreditation and Licencing (June 2018 Update)

TAFE NSW Courses in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) are currently being reaccredited. New license fees and Terms and Conditions will be available soon.

Thank you for your continued interest.

CSWE Curriculum Team.

Trainer and assessor qualifications in the proposed courses that have been presented to ASQA for reaccreditation are listed below. These are subject to ASQA approval.

All assessment must be undertaken by assessors who meet the requirements stated to apply under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Specialist teacher qualifications are required due to the specialised breadth and depth of knowledge needed to assess English as a second language as specified in the unit assessment conditions (Assessor requirements).

Assessors must be trained teachers with the following teaching qualifications:

  • a recognised university undergraduate degree or higher or equivalent


  • a recognised AQF 8 or higher TESOL Qualification or equivalent;


  • a recognised university undergraduate degree or higher in education or equivalent with a TESOL major.

The assessment of units of competency imported from training packages must reflect the requirements for assessors specified in the relevant training package(s).