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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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 an elementary level of English for this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
Classes for full time students are four hours a day, four days a week. Classes for part-time students are 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 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 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 basic learning strategies 50
    Read basic continuous texts 50
    Use and understand spoken language for specific purposes 50
    Write basic personal information 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop keyboard skills 40
    Listen to and understand basic texts 30
    Produce and listen to short spoken texts about past events 30
    Read and understand basic non-continuous texts with visual elements 30
    Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar situations 25
    Take part in conversations 30
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