Academic English (AE)

Please note AE will be replaced with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) in 2013.

What is Academic English (AE)?

  • AE prepares you for admission to Direct Entry Courses (DEC) at CET.
  • AE prepares you for admission to any university, TAFE or vocational course with the required IELTS.
  • AE is in 11 week blocks.
  • AE classes are 20 hours per week.
  • You can study in AE for 33, 22 or 11 weeks, depending on your current IELTS (or equivalent) score and your target score.
  • AE classes can be morning classes from 8.30am to 12.55pm or afternoon classes from 1.05pm to 5.30pm

What is the tuition fee?

  • Tuition fee for AE is $470 per week.

What will I learn?

  • You will learn language skills for participation in university lectures, seminars and tuorials.
  • You will learn test-taking skills for strategies.

What do I need to enter?

  • You will need 4.0-5.5 IELTS (or equivalent), depending on your current IELTS or equivalent score and your target score.
  • AE can be taken in combination with Direct Entry Course (DEC25), or separately.

If you wish to study in multiple courses, please enrol in your first course only. We will confirm possible additional courses in our offer letter to you.

When can I start?

Course Academic English (AE)
2012 dates 13 Feb 30 Apr 16 Jul 2 Oct

Academic English (AE) in combination with Direct Entry Course (DEC 25)

Course   AE 33 weeks + DEC 36 weeks    AE 22 weeks + DEC 36 weeks    AE 11 weeks + DEC 36 weeks
Weeks   69 69   58 58   47 47
IELTS gap   +3.0 +3.0   +2.5 +2.5   +2.0 +2.0
AE start   22 Aug 2011* 13 Feb 2012   7 Nov 2011* 30 Apr 2012   13 Feb 2012 16 Jul 2012
DEC36 start   30 Apr 2012 2 Oct 2012   30 Apr 2012 2 Oct 2012   30 Apr 2012 2 Oct 2012
University start   Sem I 2013 Sem II 2013   Sem I 2013 Sem II 2013   Sem I 2013 Sem II 2013