Offering Info

Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

  • National Course Code: 10768NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10768NAT-01V01-20WLG-003

Location – Wollongong

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11 Hours per week


36 Weeks

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

Course Details

Build on your English skills with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes course. Theres no limit to what you can achieve academically with this course as it will give you the skills and knowledge to study at the higher education level in English.


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

  • Research and write academics texts
  • Deliver academic presentations
  • Use technology to learn


Develop skills that will help you get ahead in this field:

  • Improve your written and verbal skills
  • Learn to work in teams
  • Gain the confidence to speak publicly
  • Build confidence to help you achieve further study
  • Critical thinking


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Pathway to study at the higher education level
  • Pathway to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 and above


This is a specialised Advance English Language course that will help you study at the higher education level.

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.


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.


There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.


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

  • A Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent
  • The minimum entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 3, IELTS 5.5 or CEFR B2 across the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing


To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend classes regularly
  • do homework and independent learning activities
  • do research and reading for written tasks outside of classtime
  • revise classwork and pass ALL assessments.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building I, Level 1, Room 05.
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building I, Level 1, Room 05.


This is a part time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hour of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, research, plan, prepare, draft and finalise projects; self-guided study as required, reading and listening for interest, grammar exercises, and speaking with classmates about assessments.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • require advanced English language to participate in academic study and to understand the demands, expectations and culture of academic life in Australia, including the type of teaching and learning they are likely to encounter in the early years of academic study.


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

  • (Studiosity; Students are also able to access study support at the college library; Vocational Counselling, including help with
  • applying for recognition (credit for experience and qualifications);
  • study skills and time management;
  • dealing with learning difficulties and exam anxiety;
  • fitting study around work or family demands;
  • preparation for exams and assessments; and
  • other concerns or questions about returning to and/or continuing study.

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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday (Listening, Speaking and E-learning units) in Semester 1, then Wednesday and Thursday (Reading, Writing and Research units) in Semester 2.


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?


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also 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.

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

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

Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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