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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Course outline

Course Code: EAP | CRICOS Code: 098219D

Course Description:

We are a vocational education and training provider committed to improving students’ practical application abilities and skills, by providing students with high quality international education services to better prepare them for the workforce. We offers ELICOS courses to international students to prepare them a successful academic pathway.


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The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is designed for students who want to study for a degree with a university or private higher education provider, or a non-trades classroom-based VET course. Three exit points are provided: students successfully completing EAP 1 should be ready for VET courses requiring IELTS 5.5 overall or equivalent for entry; those successfully completing EAP 2 should be ready for VET and degree courses requiring IELTS 6.0 overall or equivalent; while those successfully completing EAP 3 should be ready for courses requiring IELTS 6.5 overall or equivalent.

During the EAP course, Students will learn to work and develop their presentation skills, research skills, referencing, and writing assignments and reports.

The EAP course comprises three levels:
1. EAP 1
2. EAP 2
3. EAP 3

Each level has a nominal duration of 10 weeks, making a total course duration of 30 weeks.

How long does it take to study General English

This course is delivered over a

Duration: of 32 weeks (including 2 weeks course breaks).
Schedule: 20 contact hours per week
Delivery mode: Face to face training 32 weeks (including 2 weeks course breaks).

Tuition and Non-Tuition fees:

Intake Dates:

Campus Location & Delivery Site:

  • 337-339 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC
  • 338 Queen street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Entry requirements

Students who do not have their IELTS or equivalent testing result will attend a placement test. Below are the indicative entry and exit points for each level within the course:

  Approximate entry point Level Possible pathway / Exit point
  IELTS 5.0 or equivalent EAP 1 EAP 2 / IELTS 5.5 / GBCA VET courses
  IELTS 5.5 or equivalent EAP 2 EAP 3 / IELTS 6.0 / EIA Bachelor courses / Selected Bachelor programs at &nbsp
University of Canberra
  IELTS 6.0 or equivalent EAP 3 IELTS 6.5 / Selected Master programs at University of Canberra

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