Cambridge Preparation

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This program provides students with an intensive language course at two levels to provide them with the language skills necessary to communicate effectively in both a professional and academic environment. It will develop the learner to deal confidently with a range of reading and listening texts; write effectively in a range of genres: letters, reports, reviews etc; develop communicative competence for face-to-face interaction and have good control over grammar and vocabulary. It aims to prepare students to undertake the Cambridge First Exam (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE). The program is aligned with the ELICOS programs offered by Curtin English.

Entry Requirements:

Entry into the Cambridge First requires the successful completion of Curtin English GE5 or for external students a Password entry score of 5 or B1 on the CEFR. Entry into the Cambridge Advanced Stream will require a pass B at Cambridge First Exam (FCE), a Password entry score of 6+, B2 on the CEFR or successful completion of Curtin English EAP 2.


This course offers preparation for two streams: Cambridge First (upper-intermediate level) and Cambridge Advanced (advanced level). Each of the two levels of the course comprises 250 hours scheduled over 10 weeks.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

A pass at C level in Cambridge Advanced will provide an alternative pathway to tertiary studies at Curtin University.

Further information:

A graduate can: Develop English language and English language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) appropriate for undertaking Cambridge First or Cambridge Advanced exams; Apply critical thinking and reading skills to a range of texts (written and oral); Analyse exam tasks and apply effective exam techniques and strategies; Develop writing and speaking skills to communicate effectively in professional and academic environments; Become independent learners through reflection and active learning techniques; Develop intercultural awareness and community through collaborative learning; Use language effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Course code: NA-CAMB Prospective students should consult with Curtin English at

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 10 weeks

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Curtin was also ranked first in Australia, and second in the world, for mineral and mining engineering in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Curtin has campuses in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore. If your course is available at a different location, you can study part of your course on another campus easily, with no interruption to your studies.

You could also undertake a short-term program, international internship, volunteer program or exchange program at one of our partner universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America or South America.

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