Develop your English skills and grow your confidence as you learn to speak and write English in everyday situations. Learn in a supportive classroom environment. Practise sending emails to colleagues, reading your local newspaper and communicating with your classmates and friends.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Write emails and instructions in English
Speak casually face-to-face and over the phone
Listen to verbal information and instructions
Read news stories, short stories and general information
Develop relationships with your peers and teachers
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Practise face-to-face and telephone conversations
Write basic emails, descriptions, reports, messages and personal information
Read news stories, short stories, information texts and basic instructions
Communicate with classmates and friends
A pathway to continue your studies or 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:
Come from a non-English speaking background
A goal to improve your English
Basic English language skills
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: participate in further study at TAFE NSW and communicate with teachers, peers and your community.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate II in Basic 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 II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 units of competency, including 4 core and 2 speciality units.
Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.
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
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
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