The Australian Tamil Academy caters for students of all ages – all you need is an enthusiasm and passion to learn! All students are taught the foundations and fundamentals of the Tamil language & culture.  

Courses Offered (click on the links for more details):


The Australian Tamil Academy courses are accredited by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria, Australia) and is aligned to the AusVELs curriculum. We also offer courses from Tamil Virtual Academy (India) & Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) University (India).

Australian Tamil Academy Approved Study Centre for Tamil Universities


Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary Students

The Australian Tamil Academy offers Department of Education & Early Development accredited Tamil Language classes at the following levels:

  • Kindergarten
  • Preparatory
  • Primary &
  • Secondary

Our curriculum is aligned with AusVELS for LOTE and all students are assessed before being enrolled in their appropriate Tamil language level. At the Australian Tamil Academy we understand that not every student aims to complete VCE Tamil studies and thus we cater for these two streams of students separately.

Tamil Language Level Age / Year Duration

Age 3-4

2 yrs


Age 5

1 yr

Level 1

Grade 1

1 yr

Level 2

Grade 2

1 yr

Level 3

Grade 3

1 yr

Level 4

Grade 4

1 yr

Level 5

Grade 5

1 yr

Level 6

Grade 6

1 yr

Level 7

Year 7

1 yr

Level 8

Year 8

1 yr

Level 9

Year 9

1 yr

Level 10

Year 10

1 yr


Year 11 + 12

2 yrs

*VCE program – launching soon.

We conduct examinations and award certificates for each year level that is in accordance with AusVELS Languages Other Than English (LOTE) standards and also comparable with Tamil Nadu standard Tamil language schooling. All examinations are conducted at Australian Tamil Academy campuses.


Adult Classes

We also conduct small group tuition for adults interested in learning conversational Tamil or those seeking to improve their language skills and keen to pursue tertiary level Tamil studies.


Undergraduate Courses

Students will need to have completed Year 12 Tamil (or equivalent overseas qualification) studies to undertake the below listed undergraduate courses.

Course Title Duration (full-time) Mode
Certificate in Tamilology 1 yr Online + On-campus
Diploma in Tamil Teacher Training 1 yr Online + On-campus
Diploma in Tamilology 1 yr Online + On-campus
Higher Diploma in Tamilology 1 yr Online + On-campus
Bachelor of Arts (Tamilology) 3 yrs Online + On-campus

 Please contact us for enrolment requirments and course outline.