English at SITEC

Study with us at SITEC — Sydney TAFE's English Centre — to improve your English language skills and develop or change your career.

Great education and career options

At SITEC you can achieve a qualification that will provide direct pathways into a TAFE NSW Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor degree course, and to many Australian universities — no IELTS or other tests required.

Develop success through further study for your career in an international environment in our nationally-accredited English language AQF Certificate courses — available from beginner to advanced.

Find out more about programs and pathways.

Confidence for global employability

Advance your English and communication skills. Our courses prepare students for intercultural communication in their chosen career field.  People of all ages come to study with us, many of them developing or changing their careers. In addition to general English proficiency, all our programs develop communication skills for success in further education or for a career in a multicultural environment.

All our courses include modules on communication for work and study. These include presentation and discussion expertise, building your initiative and leadership qualities, reasoning and discussion techniques, research skills, use of technology for academic and professional communication, intercultural knowledge and many other important competencies.

Enjoy a complete campus experience

Our Centre is located within the grounds of Ultimo College, an historic, university-style campus. We offer you a complete range of services and facilities on campus: career advice and personal counsellors, high quality library facilities, free Student Association membership, job search assistance, on-site cafes, prayer rooms and more.  

When you study at Ultimo College you will be part of our student body consisting of 30,000 Australian and 2,500 international students from more than 80 countries studying English as well as other vocational and Bachelor degree courses.

Find out more about our campus or see our campus map (PDF 475 KB).

Take advantage of our central location and social activities

SITEC is in a fantastic city location and is just a five minute walk from Sydney’s central transport hub, shopping areas and the famous multicultural Chinatown eateries for all budgets. It is walking distance from Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. There are plenty of campus events, a football club and a free after-class, teacher-led excursion every week.

Flexible options for non-student visa holders

Study English on any type of visa — SITEC offers flexible study and payment plans, particularly for visas other than student visas. You can enrol in an English-only or a Pathway program, or choose your vocational or degree courses later — our experienced teachers and counsellors will help you find the information you need.

Find out more about English courses, University pathways or contact us for more information.

Peace of mind with government-guaranteed quality

Our Centre is part of TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute (Sydney TAFE) and owned by the State Government; all our courses meet international standards.

The quality of our Pathway programs is guaranteed by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF regulates qualification levels and provides assurance that courses and providers are approved by government and recognised by employers and tertiary education institutions.

All our courses are accredited by ASQA and endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), which provides the benchmark in English language teaching to overseas students in Australia. Sydney TAFE English Language Centre is also a member of English Australia which promotes the highest standards in teaching and student support.

Apply to SITEC

Find out about how to apply for SITEC (Sydney TAFE's English Centre) for English course and program applications.


Our CRICOS Provider Code is 00591E and CRICOS Provider Name is TAFE NSW - Technical & Further Education Commission.

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