National code: 11022NAT

Certificate III in English for Further Study

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Overview About this course

Strengthen your English skills and gain confidence by taking a bold step towards your dream career. Develop high-level skills such as report writing and oral presentations. With a teacher's guidance, learn to succeed in an academic environment.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand spoken presentations and discussions

  • Read a variety of online texts and reports

  • Write reports and essays

  • Present on topics related to further study

  • Talk about study and work-related things

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Practice face-to-face and telephone conversations

  • Read biographies, information reports, news reports, articles, textbooks and further study texts

  • Present an informal talk to classmates

  • Write an essay, short biography, factual descriptions, recounts and reports

  • Learn how to study effectively

  • Build strong pathways to continued studies to enhance 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.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • An English language proficiency of 4.5 across all skills of Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent, or

  • Successfully completed an English language course at the Certificate II level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • There are no entry recommendations for this course.

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

Our graduates go onto roles like: working towards their dream career by enrolling in further study and a wider range of employment opportunities.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate III in English for Further Study does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in English for Further Study does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate III in English for Further Study 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 III in English for Further Study 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.

  • Develop English language speaking competence for further study NAT11022001

  • Develop English language listening competence for further study NAT11022002

  • Develop English language reading competence for further study NAT11022003

  • Develop English language writing competence for further study NAT11022004

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

  • 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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