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Learn English with TAFE NSW

We offer intensive English language courses across New South Wales, including Cambridge English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Certificate courses. 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.

Why study English with us?

  • highly-qualified and experienced teachers
  • group work with a focus on communication
  • flexible start times
  • over 120 locations to choose from
  • affordable fees

When can I start?

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.

Discover our English Language Programs

General English

Course Number: 6545 CRICOS Code: 069146A





Beginner to Advanced

2 to 50 weeks depending on your English level

Non AQF Award

Sydney locations
Liverpool, Meadowbank, Ultimo.

Outside of Sydney locations
Kingsclife, Newcastle, Wollongong

  • Improve your general English language proficiency
  • Develop your basic grammar, speaking and listening, reading and writing skills
  • Gain confidence when communicating in English with native English speakers at work or socially




Occupational English Test (OET)

Throughout the year

Outside of Sydney location

Newcastle - TAFE NSW English Language Centre

Recognised by the Department of Home Affairs and organisations such as AHPRA for medical registration

For course dates and intakes please see the English Language Course Calendar

Cambridge English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Certificate courses

  • Greater work prospects
  • Globally recognised
  • Valid for life
  • Enjoy complex conversations
  • Help secure your visa

By studying a Cambridge English Certificate course you’ll open up a world of opportunity, personally and professionally. From Intermediate to Business courses, TAFE NSW can help you achieve your English language goals.





Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Upper Intermediate

10 weeks

Outside of Sydney
Newcastle - TAFE NSW English Language Centre

The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is designed for fluent English speakers who work at managerial or professional level.

This exam is practical with tasks such as writing business letters and marketing material, vocabulary building through ready and an emphasis on speaking and listening. You’ll also need to have a good grasp of grammar.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs accepts C1 Advanced, formerly known as the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), scores for student visa applications and many other visa programs.





B1 Business Preliminary


10 weeks

Outside of Sydney
Newcastle - TAFE NSW English Language Centre

The B1 Business Preliminary will demonstrate your knowledge of English for practical, everyday use in business and employment. Your exam will have three papers: reading and writing, listening and speaking.

(Please note: This was previously known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary (Business English Certificate 1) Preparation for Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)

For course dates and intakes please see the Cambridge English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Certificate Course Calendar

TAFE NSW English Language Centre locations

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

Our English Language Centres in Sydney are located in: Liverpool, Meadowbank, Ultimo.

Our English Language Centres outside of Sydney are located in: Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC), Kingscliff, Newcastle and Wollongong.