General English 40

Duration (incl. holidays) 40 weeks
Teaching Duration40 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code064265A
Course TypeNon Award Course
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Elementary and above. Not beginners – assessment on arrival for class placement.

    Course Notes

    • The course is recognised as Elementary to Advanced English Studies. The actual duration and cost for the student will depend on the students English level determined through assessment prior to the course either (1) on arrival, or (2) by the overseas agent, or (3) through a pre-entry test. Once determined the cost/duration will be agreed and visa arrangements confirmed with maximum 40 weeks and $14,000 cost. Ultimately the course is $350 per week. Standard cost/duration options depending on English level are;

      10 weeks = $3,500.00
      20 weeks = $7,000.00
      30 weeks = $10,500.00
      40 weeks = $14,000.00

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    General English 40
    The following skills & activities are covered:
    - Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
    - Improving vocabulary, grammar & pronunciation
    - Developing communication skills
    - Visits by community groups
    - Excursions to cultural landmarks and visits to local events

    Weekly classwork consists of 20 hours face-to-face tuition. Students have access to an extensive range of resources and digital learning materials.

    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.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $7000-
    Semester 2AUD $7000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $14000-
    Total Course CostAUD $14000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

    Contact us

    TAFE South Australia International

    Level 1, 120 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000