English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry (20 weeks)

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International students only
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Qualify for university studies by improving your academic English. This course is held on the university campuses and will prepare you with skills for essay writing, presentations and note taking. Students who successfully complete this course with an appropriate grade can meet the English requirements for further study at ACU.

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An IELTS score of no less than 1 band under the entry score for their intended study at ACU.

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder.

An IELTS score of no less than 1 band under the entry score for their intended study at ACU.

Assessment

In the English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry program, assessment is continuous. Students undertake a variety of assessment tasks, including writing an academic essay with appropriate referencing, leading and participating a in a tutorial discussion, giving an oral presentation and taking in-class English proficiency tests.

Upon successful completion of EAP students will meet the English language requirement of most ACU Diploma courses, undergraduate degrees and post graduate programs.

  • Students with a result above 75% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 7.0*.
  • Students with a result of 65-74% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.5.
  • Students with a result of 60-64% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.0.
  • Students with a result of 50-59% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 5.5.
  • Students with a result below 50% will not meet the English language requirement for any ACU course.

* EAP cannot be used for admission into Bachelor of Physiotherapy and all teacher preparation courses.

Advantages

English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry focuses on developing the English language proficiency and approach to academic study that students need to successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, it allows students to become familiar with their campus and the resources and services available to international students.
The assessment tasks are similar to those that students undertake in university courses at ACU and require students to use campus library resources, including subject-specific databases. The content is stimulating. Students have the opportunity to focus on their own area of interest, such as nursing or business.

Late Entry

Due to the structure of the program, late entry is not advisable. Students who arrive after the commencement date may be placed in an alternative program, such as IELTS Test Preparation or General English. In this case students will be required to demonstrate their English proficiency through the ACU English Test or IELTS in order to take further study at the University.

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Qualify for university studies by improving your academic English. This course is held on the university campuses and will prepare you with skills for essay writing, presentations and note taking. Students who successfully complete this course with an appropriate grade can meet the English requirements for further study at ACU.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

This course is taught on campus, with 20 hours per week face-to-face classroom teaching. Students on a student visa must enrol on a full time basis.

Important Note on Fees

Tuition fees may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). No guarantee is made for tuition fee increases beyond the minimum duration.

An IELTS score of no less than 1 band under the entry score for their intended study at ACU.

Assessment

In the English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry program, assessment is continuous. Students undertake a variety of assessment tasks, including writing an academic essay with appropriate referencing, leading and participating a in a tutorial discussion, giving an oral presentation and taking in-class English proficiency tests.

Upon successful completion of EAP students will meet the English language requirement of most ACU Diploma courses, undergraduate degrees and post graduate programs.

  • Students with a result above 75% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 7.0*.
  • Students with a result of 65-74% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.5.
  • Students with a result of 60-64% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.0.
  • Students with a result of 50-59% will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 5.5.
  • Students with a result below 50% will not meet the English language requirement for any ACU course.

* EAP cannot be used for admission into Bachelor of Physiotherapy and all teacher preparation courses.

Advantages

English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry focuses on developing the English language proficiency and approach to academic study that students need to successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, it allows students to become familiar with their campus and the resources and services available to international students.
The assessment tasks are similar to those that students undertake in university courses at ACU and require students to use campus library resources, including subject-specific databases. The content is stimulating. Students have the opportunity to focus on their own area of interest, such as nursing or business.

Late Entry

Due to the structure of the program, late entry is not advisable. Students who arrive after the commencement date may be placed in an alternative program, such as IELTS Test Preparation or General English. In this case students will be required to demonstrate their English proficiency through the ACU English Test or IELTS in order to take further study at the University.