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Course Number: 10593NAT-01V01
Are you an international student, resident or citizen from a non-English language background, with advanced levels of English language, looking to improve for further study or professional work? The Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study is designed to enable speakers of other languages (including international students, newly arrived migrants, permanent and temporary residents, citizens and visitors) to participate more fully in Australian community life, work and study. All North Coast TAFE English Language teachers are highly qualified and experienced in delivering English language to speakers of other languages. Most campuses have specialised English language classes, where the focus is on spoken as well as written English language. Our campuses are well-equipped with English language resources, both paper-based and online.Our English language courses are practical, interactive and structured to meet the most essential needs of second language learners. The focus is on developing language skills to use in authentic, everyday contexts. Students are supported to develop pathways to work and further vocational training.Students will be assessed via practical demonstrations, short answer questions, oral questioning, written tasks, portfolios and role play. This pre-vocational program requires an appropriate level of English language proficiency and an appropriate visa or citizenship, which is determined by an ESOL teacher at a pre-enrolment interview/assessment. Your passport and visa documents are required for pre-enrolment. Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for any Certificate III or IV vocational qualification.
Offered on 2 campuses
There are no essential entry requirements or limitations for this course.
Entrants should have:
- A minimum English language proficiency of ISLPR® 2+, IELTS 5 or CEFR B1+ across all skill levels of Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing
- a proposed study pathway.
There are no formalised articulation arrangements in place for this qualification
This course helps you gain intermediate academic English language and study skills to proceed to vocational study at TAFE NSW and other post-secondary education institutions.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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