English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This course prepares international students with skills for essay writing, presentations and note taking. Students who successfully complete this course with an appropriate grade can meet the English requirements for further study at ACU. The program aims to develop the advanced reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, computer and study skills required for further study. It will prepare students for the language, academic and cultural demands of studying at ACU. Students will develop comprehension, critical thinking, note taking skills and vocabulary; academic speaking and writing skills; further knowledge of English grammar; and the ability to communicate on issues relating to their field of interest.

Course Fee:

International: $3,600

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education; international students require an IELTS score of no less than 0.5 under the entry score for their intended study at ACU. This ranges from IELTS 5.5 and for Diplomas up to 6.5 or 7.0 depending on the degree.


This course is offered in durations of 10, 12, 20 and 24 weeks.

Subjects you can Study:

English as a second language

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info Yes Full time 10 weeks
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 10 weeks
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 10 weeks
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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