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Course Number: 10226NAT-01V01
If you have a language background other than English and are interested in pursuing post-Year 12 study, our Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes has been designed to teach you the English language and academic study skills to successfully participate in higher learning. All North Coast TAFE English language teachers are highly qualified and experienced in teaching 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 resources, both paper-based and online. North Coast TAFE libraries have a wide collection of learning resources available for students. This qualification is part of our suite of English language courses, 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.Our English language courses are practical, interactive and structured to meet the most essential needs of second language learners. Students are supported to develop pathways to professional work and/or further academic study.The course requires an appropriate level of English language proficiency and appropriate visa/citizenship. This is determined by an ESOL teacher at a pre-enrolment interview/assessment, which requires students to provide their passport and visa documents. Students will be assessed on practical demonstrations, short answer questions, oral presentations, written tasks, portfolios, interviews and essays. Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for any post-Year 12 study, including diplomas or Bachelor's degrees.
Offered on 3 campuses
An appropriate level of English language proficiency and appropriate visa/citizenship. This is determined by an ESOL teacher at a pre-enrolment interview/assessment
Any post-Year 12 study - diploma or Bachelor's degree
This is a pre-vocational program and career paths available to graduates of Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes include:- courses at AQF level 5 and above- careers requiring Year 12 entry level, eg Police Service.
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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