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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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TIME 6 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 27 Jun 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$1,320

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
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South Bank
27 Jun 2022
6 weeks
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $1,320
South Bank
08 Aug 2022
6 weeks
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $1,320
South Bank
19 Sep 2022
6 weeks
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $1,320
South Bank
31 Oct 2022
6 weeks
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $1,320

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Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE (ELICOS)

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Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE

COURSE CODE: ELICOS
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 Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union 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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Important Information

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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.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

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

Material fees (Cambridge FCE and CAE only):

$110     6 weeks
$220     12 weeks
$330     18 weeks
$440     24 weeks
$550     30 weeks
$660     36 weeks

Cambridge FCE and CAE are delivered in 6 week blocks. Due to this delivery structure and highly intensive nature of the course, students are required to purchase a new set of materials for each 6 week block.

The material fee covers a text book and workbook along with associated electronic resources, the exact combination varies depending on the level within the course. It also includes any additional materials provided by the teacher. These materials are essential to allow students to complete class work, homework and additional personal study.

International Important Information

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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.

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