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Our English programs are designed to help adults from non-English speaking backgrounds to learn or improve English skills. We will help you reach the English language level that will allow you to pursue advanced studies, find employment and become an active member of our community.

You will learn skills in reading, writing and listening within the context of living in Australia and gain greater insight into Australian culture and society.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of study options for students wishing to learn English, including Certificate courses and Skill Sets.
Students can study on campus (face-to-face) classes or flexi (online) classes. Please note, flexi delivery is only available for the following qualifications:

  • 10729NAT Certificate III Spoken & Written English
  • 10730NAT Certificate IV Spoken & Written English
  • 22487VIC Certificate IV EAL (Access) 

Course list

State ID: EAB52
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Apply Basic Computer Skills to Language Learning Skill Set

Basic computing skills for non English speaking students

This course is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of using a personal computer where English is an additional language.

Basic computing skills for non English speaking students

This course is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of using a personal computer where English is an additional language. The class is taught by a specialist English teacher in a computer laboratory.

You will learn how to:

  • log on and off a computer
  • use a keyboard
  • touch type
  • use a mouse
  • open and save a document
  • open and use a language learning program
Skill set
National ID: 22484VIC
State ID: BEI22
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in EAL (Access)

Increase your confidence and develop your English language skills

This course is for people from non-English speaking backgrounds and will help you to develop English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday use.

Increase your confidence and develop your English language skills

This course is for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

The Certificate I in EAL (Access) will help you to develop English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday personal and social situations. The course electives will give you relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge.

This course aims to improve your academic skills to undertake further training and education, and increase your employment opportunities.

EAL = English as an Additional Language

Certificate I
National ID: 22485VIC
State ID: BEI15
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Do you speak a language other than English at home?

You will learn to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and boost your confidence in using English every day. You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

Do you speak a language other than English at home?

When you finish the Certificate II in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

Certificate II
National ID: 22486VIC
State ID: BEI18
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Use English every day with confidence

This course will further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and boost your confidence in using English. You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

Do you speak a language other than English at home?

When you finish the Certificate III in EAL (Access) you will be able to use English every day with confidence.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

Certificate III
National ID: 22487VIC
State ID: BEI17
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in EAL (Access)

Further develop your English language skills

This course covers speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and will enable you to access a range of community options for further education or employment.

Improve your English for further education or employment

This course will further develop your English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to enable you to access a range of community options which may require some specialisation. It will enable you to participate effectively in the community, including leadership roles.

Certificate IV
National ID: 22488VIC
State ID: BEI23
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in EAL (Employment)

Learn how to create your own fashion designs

Learn sewing skills, how to read and alter patterns, how to create your own clothes and the language of sewing and design.

Learn how to create your own fashion designs

In this 12 month course you will learn sewing skills, how to read and alter patterns, and how to create your own clothes. You will also learn the language of sewing and design.

When you finish the Certificate II in EAL (Employment) you will be ready for gaining employment using English, or for further study in the fashion field.

Certificate II
National ID: 22489VIC
State ID: BEI21
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

Build on your English language skills for work

We offer four intakes per year for this course and you will be enrolled in the appropriate level based on your English skills.

Do you speak a language other than English at home?

When you finish the Certificate III in EAL (Employment) you will be ready for gaining employment using English.

You can start this course in February and July. You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

EAL = English as an Additional Language.

Certificate III
State ID: EAB99
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English for Migrant Professionals - Analyse and Participate in Complex Conversations Skill Set

Specialist skill sets for migrant professionals

This skill set focuses on analysing and participating in complex conversations in an employment or professional setting.

North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

This skill set focuses on analysing and participating in complex conversations in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to listen to, understand, analyse and participate in complex conversations and discussions and you'll gain the skills needed to help you do this. 

You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when taking part in workplace discussions and meetings, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAB98
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English for Migrant Professionals - Critically Read, Write and Edit Complex Texts Skill Set

Specialist skill sets for migrant professionals

This skill set focuses on being able to critically read, write and edit complex texts in an employment or professional setting.

North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

This skill set focuses on being able to critically read, write and edit complex texts in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to to read, understand, write, analyse and edit complex texts and documents and you'lll gain the skills needed to help you do this. 

You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when tackling these tasks, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAC86
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English for Migrant Professionals - Use Language Analysis Skills to Review Own Texts Skill Set

A specialist skill sets for migrant professionals

This skill set focuses on developing your English language analysis skills to be able to review and refine written and spoken material in a further study context.

North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

This skill set will focus on developing your English language analysis skills to be able to review and refine written and spoken material in a further study context. It will involve a review of grammar from phoneme to sentence level in both writing and speaking.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAD34
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Listening and Speaking for Employment Skill Set

Improve your English skills for employment

Develop your speaking and listening skills so you can take part in formal and casual conversations in the workplace

Improve your English skills for employment

This skill set is designed to improve your English language skills to effectively participate in a range of straightforward interactions at work. You will develop your speaking and listening skills so you can take part in formal and casual conversations that may involve some specialised or technical language.

Completion of this skill set and the Reading and Writing for Employment Skill Set will provide you with two units in the Certificate III in EAL (Employment).

Skill set
State ID: EAC66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Reading and Writing for Employment Skill Set

Improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for the workplace

If English is not your first language, and you are looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, this skill set will help you achieve your goal.

Improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for the workplace

If English is not your first language, and you want to improve your skills or develop more confidence in workplace English, this skill set will help you.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to speak and listen in a range of straightforward informal and formal employment interactions involving discussion and instructions.

Skill set
National ID: 10728NAT
State ID: BEI00
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English you will have limited English skills. You will have skills suitable for simple routine tasks.

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English you will have limited English skills. You will have skills suitable for simple routine tasks.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

You can start this course at any time by disucssing with our staff.

Certificate II
National ID: 10729NAT
State ID: BEI04
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English you will have intermediate English language skills. You will be ready for employment.

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English you will have intermediate English skills. You will be ready for employment.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

You can start this course at any time. Talk to our staff for further information.

Certificate III
National ID: 10730NAT
State ID: BEI03
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Studies your English skills will be suitable for studying a Diploma.

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Studies your English skills will be suitable for studying a Diploma.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

You can start this course at any time by discussing with our staff.

Certificate IV
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