Courses, Dates and Fees

English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

English For Academic Purposes Entry Requirements
EAP Module 1 IETLS 4.5 with no sub-band less than 4.0, or equivalent
EAP Module 2 IELTS 5.0 with no sub-band less than 4.5, or equivalent
EAP Module 3 IELTS 5.5 with no sub-band less than 5.0, or equivalent
EAP Module 4 IELTS 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5, or equivalent
EAP Module 5IELTS 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0, or equivalent

EAP CRICOS Course Code: 083280M

The EAP course is for students who wish to develop English language proficiency and study skills for tertiary study in Australia. This course also offers direct entry into The University of New England for students who meet the academic requirements, in addition to achieving pass or greater results in the EAP or achieving an appropriate IELTS score for their field of study. English for Academic purposes can also be undertaken by students who wish to improve their English language skills to an advanced level, but do not necessarily wish to undertake further study.

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of secondary school
  • Have completed some English studies at secondary school
  • Be at least university entrance age (17 years)

Students with low English proficiency levels may be required to undertake preliminary study in General English for up to 20 weeks prior to entering EAP. Classes operate for 25 hours each week, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

The English for Academic Purposes course aims to:

  1. Develop skills and strategies in
    1. Speaking and understanding English in academic contexts
    2. Speaking and understanding English in informal social/community contexts
    3. Reading English
      1. For academic purposes
      2. For general communication purposes
    4. Writing English
      1. For academic purposes
      2. For more general communication purposes
    5. Using study resources
      1. Library research skills
      2. Introductory computing skills for study purposes
  2. Extend learners' awareness of cross-cultural differences and of how to use language appropriately to negotiate these differences
  3. Develop strategies appropriate for independent learning in an Australian university

Upon completion of the EAP course, if students do not meet the direct entry criteria for UNE, they have the option of sitting for the next IELTS test conducted at the centre.

Students also receive a Progress Report and a Certificate of Completion.

Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

Introductory Academic Program Entry Requirements
Proof of meeting entry requirements into any Australian University.

CRICOS Course Code: 076006K

The Introductory Academic Program (IAP) is designed for students who are intending to study in an Australian university for the first time, or for students who wish to update their study skills and English language skills prior to commencing undergraduate or postgraduate study. The IAP course is also ideal for students who meet university entry requirements or who have accepted a place at university in Australia, and require study assistance to meet their academic goals.

The IAP course is conducted over four (4) weeks and aims to develop skills and strategies in:

  1. Academic reading and writing skills
  2. Academic presentation and participation skills
  3. Library and research skills
  4. Basic computer skills for study purposes
  5. Orientation to Australian University teaching and learning practices

Additional units are available in note-taking skills and Australian culture and society. On-going assessment is carried out during the course, with final assessments carried out at the end of the course. Students receive a Certificate of Completion.

ELC Dates 2017

2017 EAP Course Dates


Recommended Arrival Date

Placement Test + Orientation

Start Date

End Date

EAP Modules

1, 2 & 3
10 Weeks
4 Intakes

5 January 2017

6 January 2017

9 January 2017

17 March 2017

30 March 2017

31 March 2017

3 April 2017

9 June 2017

29 June 2017

30 June 2017

3 July 2017

8 September 2017

28 September 2017

39 September 2017

3 October 2017 (Tues)

8 December 2017

EAP Module 4/5
10 Weeks
2 Intakes

30 March 2017

31 March 2017

3 April 2017

9 June 2017

28 September 2017

29 September 2017

3 October 2017 (Tues)

8 December 2017

EAP Module 4/5

10 Weeks
1 Intake – Suitable for Trimester 3 students

3 August 2017

4 August 2017

7 August 2017

13 October 2017

2017 EAP Alternative Course Dates - conditions apply

CourseRecommended Arrival DatePlacement Test + OrientationStart DateEnd Date
EAP Module 2
10 Weeks
1 Intake
31 August 20171 September 20174 September 201710 November 2017
EAP Module 3
10 Weeks
1 Intake
16 November 2017 17 November 2017 20 November 20179 February 2018

2017 Fees

Tuition Fees: AUD$400 per week 

International Services Fee (non-refundable): AUD$260

2017 IAP Course Dates and Fees

CourseRecommended Arrival DateStart DateEnd Date

4 Weeks

2 Intakes
14 January 201716 January 201710 February 2017
27 May 201729 May 201723 June 2017

Tuition Fees: AUD$430 per week

International Services Fee (non-refundable): AUD$260

Information on Overseas Student Health Cover: