Use English to communicate with classmates, friends and employers. Learn in a supportive environment with people at the same level as you. Practise your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Gain confidence to use English in your everyday life.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Speak to a variety of people
Read texts such as forms, community notices and menus
Write emails and text messages
Determine what language to use when job seeking
Use basic reading and writing in the workplace
Get information from service providers
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The confidence to speak your opinion and hold a conversation with people from all walks of life
Communication skills and knowledge to increase your job opportunities
Strong pathways to continue your English 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: building a career in the industry of your choice with the aid of good English language skills
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II 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 II 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.
There are no core units in this course
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
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
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.