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Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • National Course Code: 10590NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10590NAT-01V01-20SGR-201

Location – St George, Main Campus

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

9 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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Proof of Australian PR or Citizen status for S&S course subsidy (entitlement fee); otherwise full commercial fee will be charged.
    -Your USI (or ID such as Medicare card/Driver's licence to help you create one from

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To achieve competency in all assessment events in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and lexis.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 23 June 2020 10:00am to 12:30pm St George Campus, Building D, Ground Floor, Room DG.04
Tuesday 23 June 2020 2:00pm to 4:30pm St George Campus, Building D, Ground Floor, Room DG.04
Tuesday 23 June 2020 5:30pm to 7:00pm St George Campus, Building D, Ground Floor, Room DG.04


This is a part time evening face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. You may also be required to complete approximately 18 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including homework, assignment preparation, applying skills in place of work, communicating socially or in the workplace, activities that reinforce English skills learnt in supervised activities.


This course is for learners whose language background is other than English and who need to obtain English language proficiency of Level 2 on the ISLPR? scale, Level 4 on the ACSF or IELTS 4.5. It is suited to learners who need a pathway to access employment, training and community participation.


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

  • ESL 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 3 days, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00am to 9.00pm. 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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
RELESL201 Develop routine English language speaking competence for everyday purposes
RELESL202 Develop routine English language listening competence for everyday purposes
RELESL203 Develop routine English language reading 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
RELESL206 Develop routine English lexis

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.

Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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