Certificate II in English Proficiency

National Code: 10854NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00109


This course is designed for pre-intermediate level students for whom English is an additional language. It aims to develop social, educational and vocational goals and develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing to function effectively within the Australian community. It can prepare students to look for work in the future and develop skills for further study.

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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • 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

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Entry Recommendations
This course is for students learning English as another language. You will need a pre-intermediate level of English for this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Classes for full time students are for four hours a day, four days a week. Classes for part-time students are for three hours a day, two days a week.

Mandatory Requirements
This course is free for eligible students. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; or hold a skilled migrant or bridging visa. You will need to show evidence of your visa when you enrol.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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

    Certificates 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 II in English Proficiency (10854NAT)
    The nationally accredited Certificate II in English Proficiency (CEP II) is delivered in this course. The course is responsive to individual needs and is taught by a team of teachers with wide experience and specialist skills in this area. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 3 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply strategies to extend simple vocabulary 40
    Listen to and understand simple spoken texts 50
    Read and understand simple continuous texts 40
    Read and understand simple non-continuous texts 40
    Use simple language in spoken texts to communicate information 50
    Write simple continuous texts 40
    Write simple non-continuous texts 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop learning goals 20
    Participate in simple exchanges 40
    Use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
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