Certificate III in English Proficiency

National Code: 10269NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00064


This course is designed to assist intermediate level migrants (International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) entry level 1+ to 2 in speaking, listening, reading and writing) for whom English is an additional language. It can help participants to communicate orally and in writing at an intermediate level of English.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • To be eligible for this fee free course you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, bridging visa or skilled migrant visa holder. You must provide evidence of visa letter at time of enrolment.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Fee Free

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$6,930 - $7,920
    • For further information and enrolment instructions please contact Foundation Studies on 8207 8805 or
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    The Certificates I, II, III and IV in English Proficiency have been designed to provide participants with an opportunity to enter the appropriate level of language development for their particular needs and skill level.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in English Proficiency (10269NAT)
    This course is responsive to individual needs and is taught by teachers with wide experience and specialist skills in this area. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Listen to everyday personal texts 30
    Listen to everyday public texts 30
    Read everyday personal texts 30
    Read everyday public texts 30
    Use everyday language in spoken personal texts 30
    Use everyday language in spoken public texts 30
    Write everyday personal texts 30
    Write everyday public texts 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Deliver oral presentations on everyday topics 30
    Demonstrate an understanding of everyday health concepts in English 30
    Demonstrate an understanding of workplace safety in Australia 30
    Develop an awareness of Australian society 30
    Develop an understanding of Australian systems and society 30
    Develop an understanding of studying and learning in Australia 30
    Develop everyday grammar skills A 30
    Develop everyday grammar skills B 30
    Develop language skills through the media 30
    Develop pronunciation skills 30
    Extend everyday vocabulary 30
    Participate in structured workplace learning 30
    Read and write for general purposes 30
    Speak and listen to everyday personal texts 30
    Speak and listen to everyday public texts 30
    Use technology for everyday purposes 30
    Use the internet to develop language skills 30
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