Advance your English comprehension and gain the essential skills to succeed at university. Learn how to think critically, use technology for e-learning and work in a team. Achieve your goal of completing a higher education qualification.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Speak and understand English in an academic educational context
Use technology and digital literacy skills for academic study
Research and write academic texts in English
Deliver academic presentations
Work in teams
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at a Certificate IV level
English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an advanced level for academic study
Academic critical literacy and thinking skills
Pathway to study at university or diploma level
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:
A minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent across the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
Interest in studying a higher education diploma or degree
A desire to understand the expectations and culture of academic life in Australia
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete an English Language proficiency test so that you can be placed into the appropriate class
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: studying a degree or a diploma qualification.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes 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 IV in English for Academic Purposes qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 units of competency, including 6 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
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.