INTERNATIONAL

English for Academic Purposes Advanced

CRICOS Code: 086001K


Description

This course is aimed at students needing advanced English language skills for university study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. You will attend observation classes and join university campus tours to ensure you are fully prepared for your university career.

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26 weeks
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20 weeks
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • General or Academic IELTS score 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 IELTS score 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.

Course Notes

  • 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 or higher in the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5

    University of Adelaide - Students who have successfully completed the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

    Flinders University - Students who have successfully gained a Pass result in the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6 in all sub bands and Students who have successfully gained a Credit result in the TAFE SA English for Academic Purposes Advanced are assumed to have the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all sub bands.
  • This course is aimed at students needing advanced English language skills for university study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. You will attend academic lectures and join university campus tours to ensure you are fully prepared for your university career.

    COURSE FOCUS
    -Developing advanced university English language skills: lecture note taking, planning essays and assignments.
    -Developing specific vocabulary for your chosen field.
    -Practical experience in university learning: research tasks, group presentations and discussions, tutorials and seminars.

    Our advanced courses can serve as a direct pathway to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of South Australia. Students seeking entry at other Australian universities may need to sit an IELTS or internal test (always check the requirements with your chosen university).
  • - On-shore students can sit a pre-entry test at the English Language Centre.
    - In order to receive the qualification and recommendation for a future course, student must undertake a minimum of 10 weeks of study.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Total course cost ( 26 weeks)
AUD $7200
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $7200

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 Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    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
    Course focus- Developing advanced university English language skills - lecture note taking, planning essays and assignments; Developing specific vocabulary for your chosen field; Practical experience in university learning, research tasks, group presentations and discussions, tutorials and seminars. Our advanced courses can serve as a direct pathway to TAFE SA courses, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of South Australia and undergraduate courses at The University of Adelaide.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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