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ELICOS | 0101406

English for Academic Purposes

International students

Improve your English language skills and get direct entry into TAFE Queensland courses with this academic English course designed for international students.

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NEXT INTAKE International: South Bank Start date: 03 Jan 2023 Duration: 12 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY International

Course overview

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course has been specifically designed to help international students develop the English language skills required to succeed in academic study in Australia. 

In this advanced English language course you'll progress your vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, speaking, pronunciation and listening skills in an academic context. As well as language skills, you'll also develop the terminology, study skills, and critical thinking required to be successful at further academic study.

Successful completion of this course will give you direct entry into any TAFE Queensland certificate or diploma course with an English language entry requirement equivalent to academic IELTS 5.5. That means you'll meet the English language entry requirements without needing to sit the IELTS test.

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

Course outcome:

ELICOS English for Academic Purposes

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 for 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
South Bank
03 Jan 2023
12 weeks
Full time
  • International: $2,640
South Bank
27 Mar 2023
12 weeks
Full time
  • International: $2,640
27 Mar 2023
12 weeks
Full time
  • International: $2,640

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English for Academic Purposes (ELICOS)

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English for Academic Purposes

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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

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​.

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, 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:

$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 into IELTS Preparation or Cambridge Preparation, 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

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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.