English

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
State ID: EAC35
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Develop Keyboard Skill Set

Are you learning English and would you like to develop your computing skills?

You'll gain keyboarding skills, confidence in using a PC and get practice using office products such as Word and Outlook.

Are you learning English and would you like to develop your computing skills?

This course is for anyone who would like to develop their computing skills where English is an additional language. The class is taught by a specialist English teacher in a computer laboratory.

You will gain:

  • keyboarding skills
  • confidence in using a PC
  • practice using office products such as Word and Outlook
Skill set
National ID: 22483VIC
State ID: BEI16
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in EAL

Learn beginner English

Our English as an additional language course will help improve your English language and literacy skills to help you take on further study or enhance your employment opportunities.

An introduction to English

Learn beginner English to develop your language skills with this English as an additional language course. Successful completion will help you improve your language and literacy skills to undertake further training or enhance your employment opportunities.

Course in
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: 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: EAC17
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

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

Specialist skill sets for migrant professionals

This skill set focuses on reading and writing 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 reading and writing complex texts in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to read, understand and write complex texts and documents and you'll 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: EAC66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English for Work 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: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

Kick start your education, training and work skills

This course will improve your English, numeracy and help you build the confidence and skills you need to enter the workforce or pursue further study.

Kick start your education, training and work skills

The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is a bridging course to future employment or study. Completing this course will improve your English, introduce you to the fundamentals of basic numeracy, and build your computer and technology skills.  It will also help you build the the confidence and skills you need to enter the workforce or further study.

Certificate I
National ID: 22482VIC
State ID: BEI25
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in Initial EAL

Learn the basic building blocks of English

This course is designed for students who are both new arrivals and have been in Australia for some time and would like help to learn the basic literacy and numeracy building blocks of learning English

Learn the basic building blocks of English

This course is designed for students who are both new arrivals and have been in Australia for some time and would like help to learn the basic literacy and numeracy building blocks of learning English.

This is a very low level of English course and is only offered at North Metropolitan Balga TAFE.

Course in
National ID: 10725NAT
State ID: BEH83
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Are you new to Australia and need to build on your English language skills?

You'll be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge. This course covers simple words, writing, maths and documents.

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English you will have basic English skills.

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

Course in
National ID: 10727NAT
State ID: BEI01
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English you will have basic English skills. You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

Are you new to Australia?

When you finish the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English you will have basic English skills. 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 I
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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