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Enhance your English language skills

Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. All levels equate with the Common European Framework (CEF) to ensure your results are internationally viable, and also provide direct access pathways into TAFE Queensland courses. 

General English – Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – This advanced English program teaches the terminology and language skills needed to be successful at further academic study. Successful completion of this course will give you direct entry into any TAFE Queensland certificate or diploma with English entry requirement equivalent to academic IELTS 5.5.

IELTS Preparation – Hone your English language skills before taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. Successful completion of this course guarantees you placement at the specialised TAFE Queensland Gold Coast IELTS Testing Centre, Southport.

View our 2017/2018 Timetable for a full list of start dates for our TAFE Queensland English Language Programs. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport, Maroochydore, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

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How to enrol

Martha Velasquez

General English

Before studying at TAFE Queensland I worked as an accountant in the financial sector of a multinational pharmaceutical company in Colombia. I decided to study English in Australia because it's a safe, modern, and progressive country. It offers quality education, international recognition, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I chose to study at TAFE Queensland because it's government owned and operated and gives me the opportunity to continue my professional training at a high standard. The teachers at TAFE Queensland have broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the English language. They make classes practical and applicable to everyday life. They are patient, organised and make learning enjoyable and entertaining. After finishing my English language studies I want to continue my professional training and obtain a masters in finance to add value to my resume and expand my opportunities for work.

Martha Velasquez
General English
TAFE Queensland Brisbane



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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Study English Language Programs at TAFE

Become a master of the English language

Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you condensed yet comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. We offer six levels of classes from elementary to advanced including English for Academic Purpose (EAP) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Preparation.

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Natalie, Diploma of Fitness

Natalie followed her passion for travel and fitness all the way from Sweden to the East Coast of Australia. She's already started working in the industry as a group exercise leader and is taking a learn-to-surf class as part of her studies.

Key dates

Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

089652F
General English (Elementary to Upper-Intermediate)
IELTS Preparation 1
IELTS Preparation 2

South Bank, Brisbane
Southport, Gold Coast

Full Time Classroom

Any Monday

089652F
English for Academic Purposes
South Bank, Brisbane
Southport, Gold Coast
Full Time Classroom 02/01/2018
26/03/2018 (Brisbane only)
16/04/2018 (Gold Coast only)

089652F
General English (Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate)

Maroochydore Full Time Classroom

Any Monday

Entry requirements

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment on the first day of class to determine which course level you are best suited to.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Maroochydore
170 Horton Parade
Maroochydore QLD 4558

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

South Bank, Brisbane:

TAFE Queensland English Language Program - Monday to Friday 8.15am to 12.30pm

English for Academic Purposes - Monday to Friday 8.15am to 12.30pm

Southport, Gold Coast:

TAFE Queensland English Language Program - Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 2.15pm

English for Academic Purposes - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8.30am to 2.15pm

IELTS Preparation - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 2.15pm

Maroochydore, East Coast:

TAFE Queensland English Language Program - Monday to Friday 8.15am to 12.30pm

Units

There’s a benefit to learning English in an English speaking country—lots of opportunity to practise! Whether it is spoken or written English, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the perfect course for you. Adults from a non-English speaking background can learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills to the more complex elements of English such as syntax and grammar. It will give you the confidence to enter the workforce, embrace community life or undertake further study. Join our 1.3 million graduates by taking up one of our courses in this growing industry which includes practical training so you can hit the ground running as a qualified professional.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
NACC56A English language (ELICOS) Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration

South Bank, Brisbane | Southport, Gold Coast | Maroochydore, East Coast

General English (Elementary to Upper-Intermediate)

IELTS Preparation 1

IELTS Preparation 2

$270 Per Week Min 2 Weeks

South Bank, Brisbane | Southport, Gold Coast

English for Academic Purposes

$3,240 12 Weeks

Additional costs

Material Fees:

      $88                      1-12 weeks

      $176                    13-24 weeks

      $264                    25-36 weeks

      $352                    37-48 weeks

      $440                    49-60 weeks

Students who enrol into the TAFE Queensland English Language Program will receive a student text book and work book. From the date  the students enrolment commences, they will have access to log into the Cambridge Online Learning Centre for one year. Students will be able to access learning materials at their academic level even after their enrolment has finished. Should the student require additional materials or copies of learning materials the costs associated with this will be covered by the material fees paid by the student. 

Outcome

TAFE Queensland English Language Program 089652F

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University

Alumni connections

When you graduate from TAFE Queensland you automatically become part of our dynamic, inspiring and talented alumni community. As an alumnus, you can access the range of benefits and services that the TAFE Queensland alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Martha Velasquez

General English

Before studying at TAFE Queensland I worked as an accountant in the financial sector of a multinational pharmaceutical company in Colombia. I decided to study English in Australia because it's a safe, modern, and progressive country. It offers quality education, international recognition, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I chose to study at TAFE Queensland because it's government owned and operated and gives me the opportunity to continue my professional training at a high standard. The teachers at TAFE Queensland have broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the English language. They make classes practical and applicable to everyday life. They are patient, organised and make learning enjoyable and entertaining. After finishing my English language studies I want to continue my professional training and obtain a masters in finance to add value to my resume and expand my opportunities for work.

Martha Velasquez
General English
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Last updated on 25 September 2017

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