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Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE

International students
At a glance

At a glance

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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ELICOS Cambridge Preparation FCE and CAE

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Course overview

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. 

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

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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.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland