Advanced IELTS Preparation

Duration (incl. holidays) 26 weeks
Teaching Duration20 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code074846G
Course TypeNon Award Course
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 CampusApplication Study Mode Approx.Contact Hours per Week Commences
 Adelaide CityApply NowOn Campus20January and July (20 week program) January, April, July and October (10 week program) - see below Course Notes 

    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Assessment of English language skill is done upon arrival on campus to enable placement in the correct level class. IELTS Overall of 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub scores (20 weeks duration) or equivalent. IELTS Overall of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub scores (10 weeks duration) or equivalent.

    Course Notes

    • If your current score is IELTS 5.0 or equivalent then your duration is 20 weeks.
      If your current score is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent then, as you have a stronger English level, your duration is 10 weeks (AUD$3,500)

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Enquire online or apply now.

    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Candidates may choose either the Academic Module or the General Training Module:

    The Academic Module is intended for those who wish to enrol in universities and other institutions of higher education.

    The General Training Module is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for immigration purposes.

    IELTS Score = 9 Expert User

    Has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

    IELTS Score = 8 Very Good User

    Has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

    IELTS Score = 7 Good User

    Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

    IELTS Score = 6 Competent User

    Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

    IELTS Score = 5 Modest User

    Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

    IELTS Score = 4 Limited User

    Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

    IELTS Score = 3 Extremely Limited User

    Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

    IELTS Score = 2 Intermittent User

    No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

    IELTS Score = 1 Non User
    Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

    IELTS Score = 0 Did not attempt
    No assessable information provided.. Candidate may have failed to sit for the test.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced IELTS Preparation
    Extend Reading and Writing Skills; Extend Pronunciation Skills; Develop Extended Listening Skills; Build Topic Vocabulary; Develop Complex Grammar Skills; Develop Language Skills through Media; Speak and Listen to Complex Texts; Read and Write Complex Texts; Prepare for Further Study; Demonstrate an Understanding of Sustainable Practices

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Total course cost (26 weeks)AUD $7000
    Incidental Fees AUD $0
    Total Fees AUD $7000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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