Offering Info

Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • National Course Code: 10590NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10590NAT-01V01-20MTD-203

Location – Mount Druitt

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

03 Aug 2020

Study Commitment

15 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages will help you improve your English language skills. With these new skills you can access work opportunities, continue studying and speak English more confidently at work, home and socially.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Write basic English
  • Speak in informal face-to-face or telephone conversations
  • Listen to and understand news stories, instructions and directions
  • Read and understand news stories, short stories, and general information


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Understand and use basic English grammar
  • Build your English vocabulary
  • Improve your conversation skills
  • Gain confidence using English


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Level 2 English language skills on the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ILSPR) scale
  • Strong pathways to continued studies at TAFE NSW
  • Improved work prospects (where basic English is required by the employer)
  • The ability to interact with and participate in the English speaking community


  • Certificate III in English for Further Study
  • Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study
  • Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes


The latest Census showed that about 4.5% of people living in NSW self-assessed their level of spoken English as being not well or not at all.
Gaining skills to participate in routine exchanges in English enables greater social participation in Australian society, access to programs and support, and increases employment options by reducing language barriers.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have language ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing English at one of these levels:

    International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) Level 1 and above or
    Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 or
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 4 or
    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A2+

  • Attend class on a regular basis or study online at your own pace

  • Practice speaking English in class and at home

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.


To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A minimum English language proficiency of ISLPR 1+, IELTS 4 or CEFR A2+ across all skills of Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 19.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge, homework activities, various activities to practice the English language skills and knowledge acquired through supervised learning activities eg. Keeping a personal dictionary of words, writing basic reports, filling in forms.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • require routine English language competence for everyday life, employment and further study needs.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Learner Support

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2:30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00


Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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Core Units
Number Title
RELESL202 Develop routine English language listening competence for everyday purposes
RELESL203 Develop routine English language reading competence for everyday purposes
RELESL201 Develop routine English language speaking competence for everyday purposes
RELESL204 Develop routine English language writing competence for everyday purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
RELESL205 Develop routine English grammar skills for everyday usage
RELESL207 Develop English language comprehension skills through community and media texts

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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