The English for Academic Purposes program (Upper Intermediate to Advanced) focuses on developing English language skills of international students from non-English speaking backgrounds seeking entry into the Higher Education/Tertiary sector. The course is student-centred to workshop speaking, listening, reading, writing and study skills necessary for academic success, including competencies in critical thinking, academic language and higher education norms. It encourages independent study such as will be undertaken upon graduation, supported by trainers that serve as facilitators to understanding and performance. The course will offer extracurricular activities both in and outside the school for students to practically apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom. Students are required to attend 20 hours of face to face classes per week.


Students from a diverse range of non-English speaking backgrounds are interested in coming to Australia to study English for use in a broad range of contexts, including academic pursuits, social facility, and entry into the workforce. This course aims to develop students’ general English language skills so that they can communicate confidently and competently whatever their objectives may be. Students undertaking the course can prepare for further study in Australia including in the Australian VET sector. Student can also enrol in our EAP Program for meeting Higher Education/Tertiary sector English entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

All language learners are enrolled according to the outcome of a placement test conducted on campus, to establish the appropriate level of class for them to commence their study in order to support their specific learning needs.

  • All students must be aged 18 years
  • Students must have an Upper Intermediate level of English (approximately 5.0/5.5 IELTS or equivalent) to be eligible for this course
Hours: 20 hours per week
Mode of Delivery: Face to Face on campus
Students are recommended to complete a minimum of 4 hours of independent study and homework per week.
Duration: 10 weeks with 2 Modules
  • Module 1 (Study Period): Weeks 1-5;
  • Module 2 (Study Period): Weeks 6-10.

Entry Level: Upper Intermediate (approximately 5.0/5.5 IELTS or equivalent)

Exit Level: Advanced (approximately 6.0/6.5 IELTS or equivalent)