TAFE English Language Centre, TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute
The TAFE English Language Centre (TELC), at TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute is a specialist ELICOS centre for international students who wish to study English in Sydney.
Students come to TELC to develop the English language skills that they need to live and study in Australia.
Who we are
TAFE NSW is owned by the New South Wales Government and has over 100 years experience delivering quality programs to local and international students. The quality of our English language programs is guaranteed by TAFE NSW.
TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute comprises seven colleges located throughout the Northern Sydney region.
Our English language teachers are highly committed, skilled and very knowledgeable about their area of expertise. They are also very supportive of students throughout their English language course.
What we do
TELC provides a range of programs for international students who wish to study English in Sydney.
Our programs are nationally recognised and include beginner to advanced English courses.
At TELC we care about your language training. We understand that everybody learns in different ways. Our teachers focus on the individual needs of the student and offer a warm and personalised approach.
Why people come to study at TELC?
TELC is recognised as a great place to study English in Sydney. Most of our students are preparing for further study (like high school or university) in Australia or they want to improve their English to get better jobs in the future.
Our English courses will improve speaking skills and make you more confident when talking to other English speakers.
We provide homework and assignments outside of class as well as regular assessments and feedback on your progress. We also teach you ways to continue learning after you leave us.
At TELC you can interact with students in a pleasant college environment.
You will have access to all the student benefits and many other useful facilities that can be used across the state including:
TELC’s location in the Northern Sydney district is very attractive to students, with easy access to shopping areas and transports. Students enjoy being close to the Sydney city centre and beaches.
When can I study at TELC?
TELC caters for everybody including individual travellers, groups, study tours, and business training.
English classes are offered 50 weeks of the year and start every 5 weeks. Following enrolment, new students can start classes any Monday.
Depending on your ability and needs, classes run for 5 – 50 weeks, or more if you want. Students must be 15 years and over.
How you can study at TELC and make friends?
As well as learning English, making friends and enjoying all the wonderful things Australia has to offer TELC can help you progress to further study at TAFE or university, or into employment.
To download a TELC Application form, click here
Pathways to university and a career
Employers in many industries have a high opinion of TAFE NSW qualifications. When you have completed your course you will have gained a nationally recognised qualification in Australia which may put you at an advantage when looking for employment in your chosen industry overseas.
Our advanced diplomas and diplomas are also recognised by Australian universities for advanced entry into related degree programs (up to two years credit).
Many of our students are university graduates who come to NSI to gain advanced technical and practical training in their fields.
Graduates from the TAFE English Language Centre, Northern Sydney Institute are guaranteed a place in a TAFE NSW Advanced Diploma, Diploma or Certificate course (as long as the academic entry requirements for the course are met). NSI offers over 600 courses to 50,000 local and international students each year.
TAFE NSW graduates may gain credit at university for previous TAFE study in specific course areas so you don’t have to repeat work you have already done. This may be possible through particular arrangements with some Australian universities.