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Learn English with TAFE NSW

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and be prepared for future study, your dream job and your life in Australia as a speaker of English.

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  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Scan and email the application for with supporting documents to intadmissions@tafensw.edu.au

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Connected Learning

Students currently living outside of Australia are able to enrol and complete a TAFE NSW English Language Course by joining our connected learning classes.

For $250 per week* students can study for a qualification alongside students from all around the world with the full support of TAFE NSW teachers who teach the class in real time.

For more information download the Connected Learning brochure.

* Eligible students must be residing outside of Australia. An Application fee of $150 will be charged to cover administration cost. This course fee is valid until 31st December 2021.

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Why study English with us?

Teachers

Our teachers are experts, combining their industry experience with a friendly approach to teaching that offers you a comprehensive, supportive learning experience.

Flexible start-date

New students can start on Monday of any week. Some centres start their sessions every five weeks.
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Locations

TAFE NSW has five English Language Centres, located in key areas across New South Wales.
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Discover our English Language Programs

Improve your English language proficiency for travel and study in Australia or to communicate with English speakers around the world.

This course develops your grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You can start at any level from Beginner to Advanced and finish at any exit point that suits your individual needs.​​​​​​​

Successful completion at Upper Intermediate level will enable direct entry to TAFE NSW courses with an IELTS 5.5 entry requirement.

The tuition fee is payable in advance. Your letter of offer from TAFE NSW will explain payment details.

Fore more information visit our International fees page.

Course du​​​​​​​ration:

2 - 50 weeks (20 hours per week)

Start date:

New students can start on Monday of any week. Some centres start their sessions every five weeks. Visit the English Language and Cambridge English Course Calendar for up-to-date session times.

TAFE NSW will help you meet the English entry requirements of your chosen Vocational or Higher Education course.

  • Studying English with TAFE NSW offers you guaranteed entry into any of TAFE NSW’s courses offered to international students. This includes 150 vocational qualifications (Certificates to Advanced Diplomas)* and 10 Bachelor Degrees
  • TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes is accepted by several Australian higher education providers, including Western Sydney University and Central Queensland University, as meeting the English entry requirements for degrees on offer.

*except for Diploma of Nursing, which requires an IELTS or OET test

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Scan and email the application for with supporting documents to intadmissions@tafensw.edu.au

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This course will improve your English language proficiency and academic strategies for successful participation in academic and Higher Education courses in Australia.

The course has flexible exit points so you can leave when you have achieved the level of proficiency required for your next course of study.

The entry requirement for this course is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Students who have successfully attained Upper Intermediate level (CEFR B2) at a TAFE NSW English Language Centre are admitted into the English for Academic Purposes program.

Course duration: 5 - 20 weeks (20 hours per week)

The tuition fee is payable in advance. Your letter of offer from TAFE NSW will explain payment details.

Fore more information visit our International fees page.

Course du​​​​​​​ration:

5 - 20 weeks (20 hours per week)

Start date:

New students can start on Monday of any week. Some centres start their sessions every five weeks. Visit the English Language and Cambridge English Course Calendar for up-to-date session times.

TAFE NSW will help you meet the English entry requirements of your chosen Vocational or Higher Education course.

  • Studying English with TAFE NSW offers you guaranteed entry into any of TAFE NSW’s courses offered to international students. This includes 150 vocational qualifications (Certificates to Advanced Diplomas)* and 10 Bachelor Degrees
  • TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes is accepted by several Australian higher education providers, including Western Sydney University and Central Queensland University, as meeting the English entry requirements for degrees on offer.

*except for Diploma of Nursing, which requires an IELTS or OET test

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Scan and email the application for with supporting documents to intadmissions@tafensw.edu.au

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Jinyong Kwon (Jin)

Jinyong Kwon (Jin)

I improved my English skills instantly, because the curriculum is very thorough and the teachers are excellent. It included writing skills, like how to write an essay and how to write the citations

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Karina Oliveira

Karina Oliveira

When I arrived at TAFE NSW, I was afraid to speak. I needed a school that offered a different methodology. At TAFE NSW, I found excellent teachers, and within six months, I improved my grammar, spe

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Locations

TAFE NSW has five English Language Centres, located in key areas across New South Wales.

Kingscliff, Meadowbank, Newcastle, Ultimo, Wollongong