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.
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
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
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.
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
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: working towards their dream career by enrolling in further study and a wider range of employment opportunities.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in English for Further Study does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in English for Further Study 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 III in English for Further Study qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 Units of competency , including 4 core and 2 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
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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