Take the first step towards improving your English language skills and connect with like-minded people. Practise speaking, reading, writing and listening in a supportive environment. Gain confidence to talk with friends, family and employers.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Practise your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Understand essential English
Listen and give information
Participate in a learning environment
Develop your grammar and vocabulary
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Engage in casual English conversations where you give and ask for information
Listen to and understand casual English conversations
Read and understand information, including directions or instructions
Write simple notes, messages and give personal recounts
Communicate with classmates and friends
A pathway to continue your studies
Increase your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A non-English speaking background
A goal to improve your English
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 5 units of competency, including 5 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.