Study English with classmates entering related University disciplines and learn the general skills necessary for success at the University. Activities in your DEC English language class include participating in tutorials and seminars, writing essays, conducting research and preparing research reports.
Learn English with classmates who will continue to University courses like you, and do projects based on topics related to your chosen course. You will also be introduced to your faculty or school.
Our English teachers will assess you throughout the course, using tasks that will prepare you for the kind of assessments that you will complete at University.
English lessons conducted at CET will support you in reaching the English speaking, reading, writing and listening requirements of your chosen degree so you may excel at University.
By successfully achieving all the assessment and other academic requirements, including attendance, you will gain direct entry to your chosen University course (subject to visa status).
All DEC courses are 20 hours per week of English learning at CET, with additional tasks to complete independently.
|Course||Start date||Finish date||Uni start||Uni semester||CET application deadline|
|DEC 36 (36 weeks)||7 May 2018||8 Feb 2019||4 Mar 2019||Sem 1 2019||30 Mar 2018|
|8 Oct 2018||12 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||Sem 2 2019||31 Aug 2018|
|DEC 25 (25 weeks)||23 Jul 2018||8 Feb 2019||4 Mar 2019||Sem 1 2019||15 Jun 2018|
|DEC 15 (15 weeks)||26 Mar 2018||13 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||Sem 2 2018||16 Feb 2018|
|8 Oct 2018||8 Feb 2019||4 Mar 2019||Sem 1 2019||31 Aug 2018|
|DEC 10 (10 weeks)||7 May 2018||13 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||Sem 2 2018||30 Mar 2018|
|12 Nov 2018||8 Feb 2019||4 Mar 2019||Sem 1 2019||5 Oct 2018|
|DEC 5 (5 weeks)||12 Jun 2018||13 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||Sem 2 2018||4 May 2018|
|Course name||Tuition fee||Admin fee||Materials fee|
|DEC 36 (36 weeks)||$19,800||$300||$460|
|DEC 25 (25 weeks)||$13,750||$300||$350|
|DEC 15 (15 weeks)||$8,250||$300||$250|
|DEC 10 (10 weeks)||$5,500||$300||$200|
|DEC 5 (5 weeks)||$2,750||$300||$150|
To be accepted into a DEC English course as an ESL student, you will need a Conditional Offer of Admission to the University of Sydney and an IELTS test result or equivalent. The University accepts IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English and TOEFL as recognition for English language entry requirements.
First, answer the following three questions:
Then, using the table and the Additional conditions below, choose the Direct Entry Course (DEC) that matches your English language proficiency and your chosen University course.
For further information, please see Entry requirements for DEC 36 and DEC 25.
If you have a test result other than IELTS, check the test concordance table below for the IELTS score that matches your English language score.
Then, answer the following three questions:
Finally, using the table and the Additional conditions above, choose the Direct Entry Course (DEC) that matches your English language proficiency and your chosen University course.
Test concordance table