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ELICOS | CRICOS: 0101407

Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE

International students

Prepare to sit the First Certificate in English (FCE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) exams with this intensive English course for international students.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 25 Mar 2024 Duration: 6 weeks View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$1,800

Course overview

Our Cambridge preparation course has been specifically designed to help international students develop the English language skills required to succeed in your chosen Cambridge English exam: the First Certificate in English (FCE) or the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).

In this intensive English language course you'll discover how to best approach the FCE or CAE exam from Cambridge English. You'll develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills you need to succeed in an examination environment. You'll get valuable experience completing regular practice tests and develop lifelong learning and study skills that will help you in your future studies.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to succeed in the Cambridge English FCE or CAE exam and get the results you need for study, work, or immigration purposes.

The approximate exit level equivalency for this course is IELTS 5.5 for FCE and IELTS 6.0 for CAE. This course will also give you direct entry to any TAFE Queensland certificate or diploma with equivalent English language entry requirements. 

Meet our English teachers and find out why our English students recommend studying English at TAFE Queensland.

Course outcome:

ELICOS Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE

Internationally-recognised training

Our English Language courses equate with the Common European Framework (CEF), ensuring your results are recognised both within Australia and across the world. This course meets the minimum English language entry requirements many TAFE and university courses in Australia.

Experienced teaching staff

TAFE Queensland's English language teachers are highly qualified with years of experience in teaching English to non-native speakers. Our small class sizes, with an average of just 15 students, ensure you'll get the personalised attention you need to succeed.

Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On Campus
25 Mar 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

25 Mar 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

South Bank
On Campus
07 May 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

07 May 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

South Bank
On Campus
24 Jun 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

24 Jun 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

South Bank
On Campus
05 Aug 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

05 Aug 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

South Bank
On Campus
16 Sep 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

16 Sep 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

South Bank
On Campus
28 Oct 2024
6 weeks
Full time
  • International: $1,800
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Oct 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $1,800
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Entry requirements

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment on the first day of class to determine which course level you are best suited to.

FCE: Successful completion of General English (Upper Intermediate Level), IELTS 5.0 or ISLPR 2 on all skills or satisfactory results in a TAFE Queensland ELICOS Placement Test
CAE: Successful completion of 6 weeks Cambridge Preparation FCE, IELTS 5.5 or satisfactory results in a TAFE Queensland ELICOS Placement Test

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Important information

A one-off application fee of $150 also applies.

Material fees:

$150     1-6 weeks
$300     7-12 weeks
$450     13-18 weeks

The materials fee is charged in advance at the rate of one fee per 6 weeks of classes. This is the standard rate of progression through a level for the majority of students. If a student progresses at a faster rate or moves from FCE to CAE or into IELTS Preparation or English for Academic Purposes, they may be required to pay an additional materials fee for the additional set of materials required for the new class. Students are always advised of this prior to moving classes.

International important information

View the English Language Course calendar

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.