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Is English your second, third or fourth language? Do you need English language skills for work or study?

CIT offers government subsidised affordable English language classes. These courses assist students to achieve functional English so they can maximise settlement opportunities in Australia. They are designed to improve skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing English, from beginner to advanced level.


Semester 2 classes will start on Monday 27 July 2020. The delivery mode of all English language courses is a mixture of face-to-face delivery, online and self-paced distance learning.

All prospective students are required to sit a placement test. You will need to apply for a course online if you wish to attend a placement test in July. Once we receive your online application, we will advise you of the date, time and venue of your placement test.

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English 10727NAT: If you can make simple material purchases or give predictable information about self or immediate others.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English 10728NAT: If you can communicate simple routine needs and provide basic details of less predictable occurrences in vocational situations; can make introductions, give basic biographical information and convey simple intentions or attitudes in social situations.

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English 10729NAT: If you can confidently satisfy basic social needs and routine situations in social, transactional and basic vocational fields.

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study 10730NAT: If you are able to perform effectively in a wide range of informal and formal situations pertinent to social and community life and everyday commerce and recreation, and in situations which are not linguistically demanding in own 'vocational' fields.

Course List

Description Delivery AA/ ASBA
Certificate IV Spoken and Written English for Further Study
10730NAT
FT PT
Certificate III Spoken and Written English
10729NAT
FT PT
Certificate II Spoken and Written English
10728NAT
PT
Certificate I Spoken and Written English
10727NAT
PT
Non-Accredited Training Language Skills for Taxi Drivers
PT

AA | ASBA - these courses are available as apprenticeships, traineeships or Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs). See above for availability, or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or infoline@cit.edu.au.

Delivery - FT = Full-time, PT = Part-time, ON = Online, FL = Flexible.


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