Diploma of English Proficiency

National Code: 10937NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00119


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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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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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

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Entry Recommendations
This course is for students learning English as another language. You will need an advanced 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).
Full Fee

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

    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 (10937NAT)
    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 8 core units and 2 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 and evaluate own skills in spoken discourse 40
    Communicate collaboratively in formal contexts 60
    Employ and communicate critical thinking 60
    Explore Australian English usage 50
    Listen to highly complex texts 60
    Present at academic or professional seminars 60
    Read and analyse academic and professional texts 60
    Write reports for professional purposes 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse Australian cultural contexts 50
    Use highly complex grammar for accuracy in communication 50
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