Certificate III in English Proficiency

National Code: 10855NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00112


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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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 intermediate 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. There is an optional extra class day once a week that you can choose to attend.

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).
Full Fee
$9,873 - $10,770

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 III in English Proficiency (10855NAT)
    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 6 core units and 7 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
    Listen to and understand routine texts 60
    Read and understand personally relevant routine texts 60
    Read and understand routine formal texts 60
    Use routine language in spoken texts 60
    Write routine information texts 60
    Write routine prose texts 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Access the internet and email to develop language 50
    Apply grammar skills to spoken and written communication 30
    Conduct a project with guidance 20
    Develop job interview skills 20
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Understand and use elements of pronunciation in connected speech 40
    Use vocabulary strategies to understand routine texts 30
    Work with and interpret numerical information in familiar and routine texts 30
    Work with diverse people 40
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