English and pathway programs

Our pathway programs and English language courses can start you on the path towards your study and career goals.

Our English Language Centre, located on our Melbourne and Sydney campuses, can prepare you for an ACU degree, allow you to communicate better in the work place, or help you succeed in your IELTS exams.

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ACU English Language Centre

Located in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, the ACU English Language Centre can start you on the path to an ACU degree, prepare you to speak English in the workplace, or help you succeed in your IELTS exams.

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Take a virtual study tour

Join ACU staff member Cristina on a virtual tour of our Melbourne Campus. You can join a class, practice your English with fun quizzes and discover why Melbourne is one of the world's most liveable cities.

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English language courses

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Whether you're improving your English for work or study reasons or you're taking a course to prepare you for IELTS, we have the course to suit you.

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English for Academic Purposes

Test Preparation

IELTS Test Preparation

IELTS Writing Focus

IELTS Online 

General and Business English

General English

English for the Workplace

Our pathway programs

If you don't meet the entry requirements for your dream course, completing one of our pathway programs can help move your forward.

Our pathway programs have lower entry requirements compared to bachelor degrees, and will help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed at university. 

Foundation Studies

Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)

Diploma programs

How to apply

You can commence our English language and test preparation courses at different times throughout the year. View our intake dates to find a start date that suits your schedule, and learn how to complete your application.

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View course costs

Discover the cost of your English language course and understand what is included in the price. You can also find information on how to pay your fees and other expenses to plan for.

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Student services

When you study at the ACU English Language Centre, you won’t just benefit from the support of our teaching staff. You can also take advantage of our many student services, including academic skills support, career development services and counselling. Plus, you will have access to a wide range of excellent facilities.

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Your English level

You can demonstrate your level of English by doing the Versant English Test or the ACU English Test.

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The Versant English Placement Test

The Versant English Placement Test can be used to test your English proficiency level for class placement and to help you decide on the length of your English study. An ACU agent representative in your country can book and supervise this 50-minute online test for you.

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English requirements for degree study

When you apply to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with ACU, you must meet our English proficiency requirements. Find out your required level of English and the English test scores that meet that requirement.

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The ACU English test

Once you are offered a place in an ACU degree or pathway program, you can take the ACU English Test as a way to demonstrate your English language proficiency. See when the test runs in each state and learn how to apply.

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Custom English study tours

Learn English as part of a study tour designed specifically for your university or professional group. We can customise a tour package that includes accommodation, airport transfers, professional visits and sightseeing excursions.

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