National code: 11223NAT

Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: studying a degree or a diploma qualification.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes 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 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.

  • Use English language speaking skills in an academic educational context NAT11223001

  • Use English language reading skills in an academic educational context NAT11223003

  • Use digital literacy skills for academic study NAT11223006

  • Use English language listening skills in an academic educational context NAT11223002

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

Delivery options Find a location to enrol

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