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. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).
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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
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A one-off application fee of $150 also applies.
$110 1-12 weeks
$220 13-24 weeks
$330 25-36 weeks
$440 37-48 weeks
$550 49-60 weeks
The materials fee is charged in advance at the rate of one fee per 12 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 Program calendar