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IELTS Preparation

International students
At a glance

At a glance

Improve your English language skills and prepare to sit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with this intensive course for international students. 

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Course overview

Course overview

Our IELTS Preparation course has been specifically designed to help international students develop the English language skills required to succeed in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

In this intensive English language course you'll discover how to best approach each section of the IELTS exam. You'll further develop your skills in the four key skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You'll also develop time management skills and gain valuable experience taking weekly IELTS practice exams.

TAFE Queensland offers two levels of IELTS preparation courses: IELTS 1 and IELTS 2. The approximate exit level equivalency for this course is IELTS 5.5 for level one and IELTS 6.0 for level two. 

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to succeed in the IELTS exam and get the results you need for study, work, or immigration purposes. 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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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students. Western Union allows 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
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 (General English, IELTS Preparation and EAP only):

$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 specialist classes 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.

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