Tcf Canada


Any individual, regardless of his or her nationality and native language (including French citizens and citizens of Francophone countries), who would like to initiate the process for permanent economic immigration or for Canadian citizenship through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are no exemptions for the TCF Canada.

For information regarding the TCF Canada, we recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of France Education International website, the public institution for educational and training cooperation.

The Alliance Française de Sydney is the only accredited institution in Sydney to deliver this test.


The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts :

  • Listening test: 39 items (35 minutes)
  • Speaking test: 3 tasks (12 minutes)
  • Reading test: 39 items (60 minutes)
  • Writing test: 3 tasks (60 minutes)


$615 for the 4 compulsory exams: listening, reading, writing and speaking.


Alliance Francaise de Sydney CBD:257 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


Exam dates Enrolment deadlines
Wednesday 10 February 2021 Friday 8 January 2021 until 4pm
Wednesday 21 April 2021 Friday 19 March 2021 until 4pm
Thursday 22 July 2021 Tuesday 15 June 2021 until 4pm


Once filled, please send the form to


  • The TCF is valid for 2 years from the date of taking the test.
  • You may take the TCF as many times as you wish as long as there is a gap of 60 days between examination sessions.
  • No refund or deferment is possible after the enrolment deadline.
  • Results are sent to the test centre within 15 working days of receipt of the examination papers by FEI. After this, you will then receive an email advising you to come and pick up your certificate. If you cannot come and pick it up, we can arrange to have them sent to you: you will need to provide us with an A4 Registered Post envelop with your name and address on it.


The TCF evaluates your level of French, so if you want to give yourself every chance to succeed, you can enrol in a French course at the Alliance Française de Sydney, click here to see the courses.
You can also prepare yourself for the listening comprehension examination with two publications:
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- The official guide to the TCF with practice exercises, published by Éditions Didier.
- TCF, 250 Activités, "Le Nouvel Entraînez-vous" collection, published by CLE International

Help in preparing for the listening comprehension examination of the TCF, levels 5 and 6, can be found on:

- The RFI (Radio France International) website
- The Editions Didier website
- TV5 Monde


Enrolment can be made in person or by visiting the Alliance Française de Sydney website or over the phone. However, enrolment will not be confirmed until the full application fee (please consult website for the most up-to-date costs) and signed forms have been received by the front desk staff. Please be advised that cancellations and deferrals prior to the registration deadline must be made in writing. No refund, credit note, deferral or transfer will be granted after the registration  deadline