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Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages

National Course Code: 10590NAT

TAFE NSW Course Number: 10590NAT-01V01

Nominal Hours: 300

Full Fee: $3,980
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $0

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

The nationally recognised Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages will help you improve your English language skills. With these new skills you can access work opportunities, continue studying and speak English more confidently at work, home and socially.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Write basic English
  • Speak in informal face-to-face or telephone conversations
  • Listen to and understand news stories, instructions and directions
  • Read and understand news stories, short stories, and general information


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Understand and use basic English grammar
  • Build your English vocabulary
  • Improve your conversation skills
  • Gain confidence using English


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Level 2 English language skills on the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ILSPR) scale
  • Strong pathways to continued studies at TAFE NSW
  • Improved work prospects (where basic English is required by the employer)
  • The ability to interact with and participate in the English speaking community


  • Certificate III in English for Further Study
  • Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study
  • Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes


The latest Census showed that about 4.5% of people living in NSW self-assessed their level of spoken English as being ‘not well’ or ‘not at all’.
Gaining skills to participate in routine exchanges in English enables greater social participation in Australian society, access to programs and support, and increases employment options by reducing language barriers.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is an Online course. You will need to complete approximately 7 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and assessment preparation.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.


To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have language ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing English at one of these levels:

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) Level 1 and above or
Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Band 4 or
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level A2+

  • Attend class on a regular basis or study online at your own pace
  • Practice speaking English in class and at home

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • have a minimum English language proficiency of ISLPR® 1+, IELTS 4 or CEFR A2+ across all skill levels of speaking, reading, listening and writing. This will be assessed before enrolment.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

RELESL202 Develop routine English language listening competence for everyday purposes
RELESL204 Develop routine English language writing competence for everyday purposes
RELESL205 Develop routine English grammar skills for everyday usage
RELESL203 Develop routine English language reading competence for everyday purposes
RELESL201 Develop routine English language speaking competence for everyday purposes
RELLRN201 Use basic e-learning tools

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$0
Second qualification$0
Non-government subsidised fee$3,980

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.


This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Contact by Training Services NSW:
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