Certificate I in English Proficiency

National Code: 10853NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00110


If you are a beginner level (International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) entry level 0+ in speaking, listening, reading and writing) migrant for whom English is an additional language, this course will help you to communicate orally and in writing at a basic level of English.

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Up to 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
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

    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 I in English Proficiency (10853NAT)
    This course is responsive to individual needs and is taught by teachers with wide experience and specialist skills in this area. This course is designed to assist beginner level migrants (International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) entry level 0+ in speaking, listening, reading and writing) for whom English is an additional language, to communicate orally and in writing at a basic level of English. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 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.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Name Nominal Hours Subject Code National Code
    Apply basic learning strategies 50 EABRR NAT10853002
    Develop keyboard skills 40 FABYW BSBITU102
    Listen to and understand basic texts 30 EABRW NAT10853005
    Produce and listen to short spoken texts about past events 30 EABRY NAT10853007
    Read and understand basic non-continuous texts with visual elements 30 EABRX NAT10853006
    Read basic continuous texts 50 EABRT NAT10853004
    Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar situations 25 HABAF VU22355
    Take part in conversations 30 EABRZ NAT10853008
    Use and understand spoken language for specific purposes 50 EABRS NAT10853003
    Write basic personal information 50 EABRP NAT10853001
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