Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

The General English course is for students with beginner to intermediate levels of English. This course will help you develop the English language skills for: everyday use; speaking, listening, reading and writing; entry into the English for Academic Purposes course.


General English is offered across five levels. Levels are described in terms of language ability in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and IELTS in order to be consistent with industry standards. The levels of the course are: Level 1-GE1 (elementary/ CEFR A1/IELTS 3 or equivalent), Level 2- GE2 (pre intermediate/CEFR A2/IELTS 3.5/4.2 or equivalent) Level 3-GE3 (Intermediate/ CEFR A2+/B1/IELTS 4/5 or equivalent) Level 4-GE4 ( Upper Intermediate/CEFR B1 IELTS 5 or equivalent Level 5-GE5 ( Advanced/CEFR B1+/B2 IELTS 5.5+ or equivalent


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Standard entry requirements

The entry level for each unit of the GE course is a follows: Level 1-GE1- Students are required to have an elementary level of English (IELTS 3 or equivalent) Level 2-GE2 Students are required to be assessed as having a pre intermediate level of English (IELTS 3.5 or equivalent). Level 3-GE3 Students are required to be assessed as having an intermediate level of English (IELTS 4 or equivalent). Level 4- GE4 Students are required to be assessed as having an upper intermediate level of English ( IELTS 5 or equivalent) Level 5-GE5 Students are required to be assessed as having an advanced level of English ( IELTS 5.5+ or equivalent)

Study pathways

On completion of GE3 - General English 3 (Intermediate) you can advance to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for BULATS Preparation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Flinders No

Fee comments

Campuses: City Flinders.

A$395 per week (plus an enrolment fee of A$200)

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