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Business English

Looking to improve your ability to communicate in English in a range of business and workplace situations? The Business English (BE) course may be right for you.
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The Centre for English Teaching (CET) offers this industry-leading program for higher intermediate to advanced English speakers already experienced in the business world, or who are aspiring to an international business career.

Key benefits

You will have the opportunity to:

  • explore specific English terminology, skills and concepts related to business practise
  • receive feedback on your ability to demonstrate competency in English in a range of professional development modules including Presentations, Meetings, Networking, Problem Solving, Time Management, Project Management, Leadership, Negotiating, Managing Up, Conflict Management and Business Writing
  • visit industry workplaces
  • complete projects (including research, presentations and reports)
  • experience University life
  • prepare for the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) test.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, you need a minimum level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. We will place you in a class according to your IELTS score or equivalent, or your score on the CET placement test. If you are not yet at this level, you can start in General English (GE) or Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

Courses are held in the morning, afternoon or evening. Customised BE programs are available and vary in course length, date and level.

Timetables, dates and fees in 2016

The 11 week course:

Start date Finish date No. of weeks Hours per week Fees Admin fee Material
3 Jan 2017 17 Mar 2017 11 weeks       20 hours       $450 per week¹    $300 $100²
1 May 2017 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 29 Sep 2017
3 Oct 2017 15 Dec 2017

A complementary BULATS test is included in an 11-week course.

The 6 week course:

Start date Finish date No. of weeks Hours per week Fees Admin fee Material
6 Feb 2017 17 Mar 2017 6 weeks       20 hours       $450 per week¹    $300 $100²
5 Jun 2017 14 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017 29 Sep 2017
6 Nov 2017 15 Dec 2017

¹ additional test fees, as applicable
² $100 initial payment
³ $10 for each week of study.
* A minimum of eight students is required for a course to run in an area of study. CET reserves the right to cancel a course four weeks prior to commencement. All fees are in Australian dollars.

Other CET courses

You may combine BE with other CET courses.