English for Academic Purposes - 5 weeks

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 3 locations


5 weeks

Start dates
9-Jan-2023 , 27-Mar-2023, 12-Jun-2023


This course will qualify you for university studies by improving your academic English. It aims to develop the advanced reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, computer and study skills required for further study at ACU, for Diplomas, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programs. It will prepare you for the language, academic and cultural demands of studying at ACU. In English for Academic Purposes, you will develop:

  • Comprehension, critical thinking, notetaking skills and vocabulary
  • Academic speaking and writing skills
  • Further knowledge of English grammar; and
  • The ability to communicate on issues relating to their field of interest.

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In our English for Academic Purposes courses, assessment is continuous. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks, which may include writing an academic essay with appropriate referencing, leading, and participating in a tutorial discussion, giving an oral presentation, and taking in-class English proficiency tests.

When you successfully complete this course with an appropriate grade can meet the English requirements for further study at ACU.

  • With a result of 85% or above, you will meet the entry requirement for postgraduate Teacher Education courses.
  • With a result of 80% or above, you will meet the entry requirement for undergraduate Teacher Education courses.
  • With a result above 75% or above, you will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 7.0.
  • With a result of 65-74%, you will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.5.
  • With a result of 60-64%, you will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 6.0.
  • With a result of 50-59%, you will meet the English language requirement for an ACU course requiring IELTS 5.5.
  • With a result below 50%, you will not meet the English language requirement for any ACU course.


English for Academic Purposes focuses on developing the English language proficiency and approach to academic study that you will need to successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, our courses transition you into university study, enabling you to become familiar with the campus and resources and services available to ensure success.

The assessment tasks are similar to those that you will undertake in university courses at ACU and require you to use campus library resources, including subject-specific databases. You will have the opportunity to focus on their own area of interest, such as nursing or business.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

IELTS overall score has met the minimum requirement, however one of individual bands has not met the minimum requirement.


Course costs

Weekly cost : $380
Total cost : $1900

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Phone: +61 3 8676 7040

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Important Note on Fee

  • Fee: $380.00 per week (2023)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $1900.00 (2023)

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students 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). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

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