English courses

Frequently asked questions

Where is the Northern Sydney Institute’s English Language Centre located?

The TAFE English Language Centre (TELC) of the Northern Sydney Institute is located at Meadowbank Campus.

Are all English courses delivered at the Meadowbank Campus?

No, the General English Programs are offered at Meadowbank Campus whereas the specialised English for Hospitality Programs are offered at Ryde Campus.

What nationalities study at TELC?

The nationality mix of TELC students is different with each intake. Generally TELC has students from China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.

Do you offer special discounts? Where can I find out if I am eligible for a discounted fee?

Yes, we offer special discounts. Please contact us to find out if you are eligible for a discounted fee.

TAFE NSW English entry test

What is TAFE NSW English Entry Test?

The TAFE NSW English Entry Test is for international students or for visitors who are already in Australia and aiming to study a vocational course at TAFE NSW who need an English language assessment for either direct entry into a course or a recommendation for further English language tuition.

Where can I sit for the TAFE NSW English Entry Test? What does the test comprise of and how long will it take to complete?

The TAFE NSW Entry Test is held at Meadowbank Campus and the duration of the test is 2 hours 20 minutes. The test comprises of grammar and vocabulary tasks, reading task, writing task and an interview.

Will I get a report at the end of the TAFE NSW English Entry Test?

At the end of the test, a formal feedback sheet indicating a Pass or Fail in each skill area listed above and a brief recommendation from the language assessor indicating that direct entry is recommended or the skill areas that need to be developed and a suggestion for the number of weeks of language tuition recommended to improve in the skill areas.

What is the cost of TAFE NSW English Entry Test? Do I need to make a prior booking and if yes, how do I make a booking?

The cost of the TAFE Entry Test is $150. Prior booking is essential and a passport is required as proof of identity. For bookings and further information, please contact us.