Diploma of English Proficiency

National Code: 10166NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00072


This flexible program is suitable for advanced level non-English speaking students, migrants or international, (IELTS 6.0 / ISLPR 3 and above in speaking, listening, reading and writing).

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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Course Admission Requirements

  • To be eligible for subsidised training 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 may apply to Subsidised Training.

Full Fee

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • For further information and enrolment instructions please contact Foundation Studies on 8207 8805 or foundationskills.adl@tafesa.edu.au
  • 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 Diploma of English Proficiency is designed for overseas-born and educated adults for whom English is an additional language and who wish to access business or professional employment or further training. The Diploma offers a balanced program of training in the four macro-skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing; and in language extension and cultural information related to specific professions.

    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

    Diploma of English Proficiency (10166NAT)
    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 7 core units and 4 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.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct academic and professional reading and research 50
    Employ critical thinking and assess arguments 50
    Explore Australian English usage 30
    Use speaking and listening for academic purposes 50
    Use speaking and listening for professional purposes 50
    Write extended argument for academic or professional purposes 50
    Write extended explanation for academic or professional purposes 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop skills in spoken discourse 50
    Employ advanced critical thinking techniques 50
    Listen to advanced texts to improve communication 50
    Manage cultural transitions 50
    Research and establish a vocational pathway 50
    Understand systems and structures in Australia 50
    Use advanced grammar for accuracy in communication 50
    Use English for specific profession 50
    Write for professional purposes 50
    Write reports for work or study purposes 50
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