CRICOS Course Code: 0101938

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IELTS Preparation Course Rationale

IELTS means International English Language Testing and is an international standardised test of English language proficiency.

The IELTS test, developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment, is designed to assess all the core English skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and reflects the use of English in study, work, and socially. The IELTS test has an excellent international reputation, and results are accepted by over 8,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

The IELTS Preparation Course, is designed to prepare international learners, from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, for the Academic and General Training Modules of the IELTS test over a period of twelve-weeks. Students may enrol for longer however, if they need to increase their IELTS score by more than .5 of a band in order to enter their chosen course of further study.

The IELTS General Training focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts while the Academic Training reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether students are ready to begin studying or training. It develops the style of language needed to follow complex arguments, discuss abstract ideas and concepts, and deal with information effectively e.g. for work or further study in accredited qualification courses.

Admission Requirements

    • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent
    • IELTS score of 4.5(Band 5.0 or equivalent)
    • Applicants must be 18 years or above

Course Fees

  • Duration Minimum  4 weeks promo: $190.00 AUD per week
  • Resource Fee $15.00 AUD per week

Learners undertaking the IELTS course may require General training to:

  • study secondary education, work or do work experience or a training program in an English-speaking country
  • achieve an internationally recognised certificate of English language proficiency
  • meet Visa or Immigration requirements
  • migrate to an English-speaking country

Learners enrolling in the IELTS course may require Academic training to:

  • gain entry to and/or undertake a tertiary level course in an Australian private or public institution or university at undergraduate or postgraduate level, or vocational college

It is anticipated that many learners who have completed an “intermediate” level General English Course will wish to move into a more specialist course of study and the IELTS course is also designed for those who wish to improve their proficiency in English.

The IELTS Course caters for both versions of IELTS training and is designed to prepare learners to undertake the IELTS test, achieve the band score required for study and work in Australia, and interact and communicate effectively and confidently in English for a range of purposes, in a variety of contexts.

Since this course is likely to be accessed by international students graduating from the General English program offered by the college, the course design framework is one with which ELICOS students will be familiar.

In this course, students will develop the necessary English skills and test techniques needed to achieve their required band score and are introduced to the types of texts and tasks which the IELTS Test assesses.  Students will be exposed to a wide variety of materials covering a range of different academic disciplines and will learn, through this exposure, how the task requirements of the IELTS Examination mirror the English Language requirements of tertiary study. The IELTS Preparation Course encourages independent learning and critical thinking and introduces the learners to the conventions of academic study in Australia.

There is a prerequisite entry level of intermediate (approximate IELTS band score of 4.5) for this course. 

All fees quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD). Payments are made in instalments

Please note that overseas health cover (OSHC) is compulsory for students on a student visa. We can assist you in obtaining this health cover through Bupa or other providers.