Offering Info

Certificate III in English for Further Study

  • National Course Code: 11022NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 11022NAT-01V01-22OTE-008

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


1 year

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

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in English for Further Study will push you one step closer to your goals, as you learn the English skills needed to succeed in a study environment. Be supported while you gain confidence in your English language abilities, in the classroom and at home.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Understand spoken presentations and discussions
  • Read a variety of online texts and reports
  • Write reports and essays
  • Communicate confidently with peers and teachers
  • Talk about study and work-related topics


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for study
  • Confidence in English language abilities


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A qualification at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

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.

A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An English language proficiency of 4.5 across all skills of Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent, or
  • Successfully completed an English language course at Certificate II level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a self paced, online course. You must attend approximately 8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 52 weeks.

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
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


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

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.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
NAT11022001 Develop English language speaking competence for further study
NAT11022002 Develop English language listening competence for further study
NAT11022003 Develop English language reading competence for further study
NAT11022004 Develop English language writing competence for further study
Elective Units
Number Title
NAT11022005 Develop English grammar skills for further study
NAT11022008 Use digital technology to support own English language learning

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
  • Enrol in further study and take a step towards your dream career
  • Widen your employment opportunities

Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study
  • Certificate IV in Engli

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

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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