Cambridge Preparation

Curtin University

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

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

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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