You can still study at TAFE South Australia but you will need to complete an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and achieve an IELTS score of 5.5 (with no band under 5.0).
Depending on your English skills your ELICOS course may be for a week or for a few months. You will need to pay the fees for your ELICOS course. Dependent on which ELICOS course you study and your progress, you may need to sit an IELTS test for which may be a cost.
The quality of teaching at TAFE South Australia is very high and once your English skills have developed, you’ll be ready to start your formal qualification.
You can find more information about English Language courses in the International course and fees list.
When you need to combine an English language (ELICOS) course with your main study program, this is called course packaging.
Course packaging will affect your student visa class and how long it takes to process and receive your visa. This may mean you have to apply up to six months before you want to begin studying in Australia.