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Advanced Skills for Academic Success (ASAS)

ASAS is an advanced academic skills course for high-performing international scholars preparing for postgraduate study at an Australian university.
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Key benefits

  1. Enhance your potential for academic success in your degree program.
  2. Develop University of Sydney ‘graduate attributes’.
  3. Master the tasks required at university.
  4. Learn alongside high-achieving peers from around the world.

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate firm offer from an Australian university.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

What will I learn?

  • Deepen your understanding of the University of Sydney ‘graduate attributes’: research; critical thinking; ethics; and global communication.
  • Learn through an integrated series of lectures, tutorials and practical skills workshops.
  • Prepare a research paper, academic presentation and participate in a conference.
  • Receive targeted feedback from university-qualified teachers.
  • Benefit from a follow-up consultation with your teacher after program completion.

Student video

Kim Patria

Advanced Skills for Academic Success student

CET has encouraged me to broaden my perspective and challenge what I already know to make space for new learnings. That experience has proved crucial when I started working in a multicultural environment.

Schedule in 2018

Start date Finish date No. of weeks Hours per week Uni semester Uni start date CET application deadline
29 Jan 2018 23 Feb 2018 Four 20 hours Sem 1 2018 5 Mar 2018 15 December 2017
25 June 2018 20 July 2018 Four 20 hours Sem 2 2018 30 July 2018 11 May 2018


The course fee for the ASAS program is $1,950, plus $300 for administration fee and $125 for materials.

  • How long will I need to study?

    Four weeks

  • Dates and fees

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