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General English (GE16) special offer


General English

Improve your English language skills for general conversation, travelling or life in an English-speaking country with General English (GE). This course can also be used to enhance your employment prospects or for other certifications.
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This course is mapped to the Common Europe Framework of Reference (CEFR), a globally recognised standard for language competencies. It has five levels:

  • A1 (Elementary)
  • A2 (Pre-intermediate)
  • B1 (Intermediate)
  • B2 (Upper-intermediate)
  • C1 (Advanced).

Key benefits

Learn the English language skills necessary to communicate clearly, and function successfully, both socially and professionally, in Australia and abroad.

Classes are interactive and include excursions that offer direct experience of Australian culture and opportunities to practise English in context.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. We will place you in a class according to your score on the CET placement test or your IELTS score or equivalent.

Timetables, dates and fees in 2017

Course length varies from two weeks to 17 weeks in 2017, dependent on your current English level, your progress within the course and the English level you wish to achieve.

Start  dates Finish dates No of weeks Hours per week Fees Admin fee Materials
Any Monday¹ Varies 2-17 weeks 20 hours $450²
per week
$300 $100³

GE is run for two 17 week periods in 2017. The minimum course length is two weeks. Download the flyer to find more about GE in 2017.

The course is run during the following periods:

  • 3 January 2017 to 28 April 2017
  • 5 June 2017 to 29 September 2017.

¹ The GE course is not offered from 29 April to 4 June 2017 and from 1 October 2017 till the end of the year. The last enrolment date for GE in 2017 is 18 September, for a two-week course only.
² additional test fees, as applicable
³ $100 initial payment
⁴ $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 GE with other CET courses. 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.