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Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

  • National Course Code: 10768NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10768NAT-01V01-20HNB-100

Location – Hornsby

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



18 Weeks

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

Course Details

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • English language proficiency that may be described as Level 3+ on the ISLPR scale
  • English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 3+ on entry, which provides a pathway to higher education
  • Proof of proficiency in English to be considered for a place in an Australian university

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.

It is a recommended requirement that learners hold a Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent for entry to this course.

The recommended minimum entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 3, IELTS 5.5 or CEFR B2 across the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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

  • An English language level equivalent to approx. ISLPR 3 (or IELTS 5.5-6) or a Cert III in Advanced English for Further Study, both completed within the last two years. If you do not have this, you will be required to undergo a diagnostic English language assessment to find out if this is the right course for you. All applicants will need to attend an information session.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Achieve competency in 6 units.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.


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

Date: Mon 9/12/19 - for this date, you MUST make an appointment via Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building C, Level 2, Room C210 9.30am sharp

Or Date: Tues 21/1/20 OR Tues 28/1/20 - no appointment required Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm Location: Hornsby Campus, Building C, Level 2, Room C210 9.30am sharp


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, self-directed study, topic revision, online learning activities and practising the English you are learning in the community or workplace.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are educated migrants who want to enter into higher education. Like any learner, their intentions will vary; some will be retraining having already completed a bachelor or master?s degree in their own country; some will have commenced study in Australia and be undertaking this course to enter higher education for the first time. All learners will be undertaking this course to progress to further study.


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

  • ESOL Drop-in Sessions, Studiosity, Library Resources

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

This course is currently scheduled on 4 days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9.00am to 2.30pm. 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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
EAPSPK001 Use English language speaking skills in an academic educational context
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
EAPLIS001 Use English language listening skills in an academic educational context
EAPRDG001 Use English language reading skills in an academic educational context
EAPWRT001 Use English language writing skills in an academic educational context
EAPRCH001 Research information and maintain integrity in academic contexts

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

205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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