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ACU English Language Centre

English opens the door to many opportunities. Study at the ACU English Language Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and we will give you the support to succeed.

Learn about our language centres

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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Our 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.

Pathways to ACU

Foundation Studies

English for Academic Purposes

Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)

Test Preparation

IELTS Test Preparation

IELTS Writing Focus

IELTS Online 

General and Business English

General English

English for the Workplace

Diploma programs

Diploma programs are suitable for international students who want to study at ACU but do not satisfy the entry requirements for their preferred Bachelor's degree.

Students enjoy small class sizes and are supported and nurtured to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding for study in their chosen discipline.

Students who successfully complete their Diploma will graduate with a recognised, standalone qualification and can transition directly into the second year of their associated Bachelor program.

Learn about Diploma programs at ACU

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 an ACU 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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ACU English pathways

Your English level

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

Visit Versant English Test website

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.

Book a test with an ACU agent

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.

Read the requirements

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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Why study at ACU?

At ACU, you’ll get more than an excellent education. You’ll get a life-enriching experience and the opportunity to help others.

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ACU in your country

Find out when an ACU staff member is coming to your country to meet potential students and hold information sessions.

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Our international team is happy to help you with any questions about arriving, living and studying in Australia.

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