English for Academic Purposes Advanced
|Teaching Duration||20 weeks|
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
|Course Type||Non Award Course|
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)
- General or Academic
of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking or equivalent for 20 weeks duration or General or Academic
of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking or equivalent for 10 weeks duration.
- Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or overseas equivalent.
- Students with an entry level of General or Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking or equivalent will commence in Term 1 (January) or Term 3 (July) for 20 weeks.
Students with an entry level of General or Academic IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking or equivalent will commence in Term 2 (April) or Term 4 (September/October) for 10 weeks.
- Local university acceptance of this course:
University of South Australia - Students who have successfully gained a P result (together with a Letter of Recommendation) in the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced (after 10 weeks) are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing.
University of South Australia -Students who have successfully gained a P result (together with a Letter of Recommendation) in the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced (Part 2) are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
University of Adelaide - Students who have successfully completed the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes (20 weeks) are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.0.
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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Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course.
For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.
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
English for Academic Purposes Advanced
EAP Advanced aims to improve students’ skills in two main areas: General English Literacy and Academic Literacy. The course provides students with an appropriate level and style of English for academic purposes in the four macro skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The academic study skills component familiarises students with the Australian tertiary system, teachers’ expectations and various teaching methodologies typically used at tertiary level. The course mirrors materials, learning situations and requirements as well as assessment tasks found at tertiary level in Australia. Researching and Critical Thinking are integral parts of the course and enable students to become independent thinkers and learners who are able to successfully participate in academic life, side by side with local native speakers.
EAP Advanced is divided into 2 parts (weeks 1-10 & 11-20), enabling students to exit halfway to enter an undergraduate University of TAFESA award course at a level equivalent to IELTS 6. At the end of the course students are expected to reach a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Weekly classwork consists of 20 hours face-to-face tuition, yielding a total of 400 hours for the duration of the course. Extensive opportunities for self- study are provided outside of class hours.
Part 1 of the course focuses on introduction and practice of various academic skills required at undergraduate level at University. These skills are taught integrated with listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Part 2 focuses on consolidation and extension of these skills in preparation for study at Post-graduate level.
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.
Packaged University Offer
This course is available as a Packaged University Offer. The University program(s) for this course: any undergraduate University of South Australia program requiring the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing. Students must successfully gain a P result (together with a Letter of Recommendation from the TAFE SA Principal Lecturer). In addition, students seeking entry to the University of South Australia, for programs with an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, will be required to complete Part 2 of the EAP Advanced and achieve a P on all aspects in the final report (together with a Letter of Recommendation).
This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program. Find out more about Packaged University Offers.
The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:
- Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs
- Guaranteed entry into selected University Programs
- Guaranteed credits shorten the duration of qualifications and reduces tuition fees over the total duration of study program
- Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a University (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
- Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills
See relevant Credit Transfer details below.
These course fees are for international students only.
Total course cost
(22 weeks)||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.
TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.