National code: 10982NAT

Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Develop fundamental English language speaking competence for everyday purposes NAT10982001

  • Develop fundamental English language reading competence for everyday purposes NAT10982003

  • Develop fundamental English language listening competence for everyday purposes NAT10982002

  • Develop fundamental English language writing competence for everyday purposes NAT10982004

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

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