For English beginners who want to use English in everyday life. You will practice your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Learn in a supportive environment and get help from experienced teachers. Gain the confidence to use English for work and study.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Have simple conversations
Read and write personal information
Improve your study skills
Use technology and learn English
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence to listen to people speak English and introduce yourself
Ability to read signs and simple texts
Ability to write your name and other personal information
Increased job and career opportunities
A pathway to continue your studies
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:
An interest in improving your English language skills
The motivation to practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
A desire to complete further study or work
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: Good English language skills will help you build a career in the industry of your choice.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English 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 Spoken and Written English 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
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