The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses have been designed for students who are planning to study a bachelor’s or a vocational course with high academic content. The 10 units of the EAP courses are designed to practice skills that will be necessary to complete a graduate or postgraduate course of study in any discipline. All units are skills based, concentrating on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills that address particular problems students have when studying at Australian universities.

Strong Intermediate to Upper-intermediate level students are eligible to undertake the EAP 1 course on successful completion of the placement test.

Strong upper-intermediate to advanced level students are eligible to undertake the EAP 2/3 course on successful completion of the placement test.

English for Academic Purposes (Levels 1, 2 & 3) (Intermediate to Advanced) (1 to 30 weeks)
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Upon successful completion of the EAP 1 course, students would be considered as having a level of academic English equivalent to an IELTS 5.5 and will be eligible for entry into VET programs

Upon successful completion of the EAP 2 course, students would be considered as having a level of academic English equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 and will be eligible for entry into Bachelor programs

Upon successful completion of the EAP 3 course, students would be considered as having a level of academic English equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 and will be eligible for entry into most programs

At a Glance

DurationEAP 1/2/3 The course is 10 weeks in length (to get a certificate)
Starting date:contact us
Hours per week20
VisasYou need a student visa to complete this course. Tourist and Working Holiday visas may be possible (12 weeks max)
Entry requirementsStudents must have an Intermediate level (IELTS 5.0) of English to join an EAP Level 1 Course and an Upper-Intermediate level (IELTS 5.5) of English to join the EAP level 2 Course. They must either satisfactorily complete courses at these levels at Strathfield College or take a College EAP placement test.

AssessmentsFormative assessments take place on a daily or weekly basis. Summative assessments take place throughout the course.

EAP courses support students with the development of further skills:

  • Following lectures and taking notes from those lectures
  • Keeping up with the volume of reading expected of a university course
  • Understanding academic texts
  • Writing assignments in an acceptable academic format
  • Finding and accessing material for assignments
  • Understanding plagiarism and citing sources
  • Writing an acceptable bibliography
  • Contributing to seminars and discussions
  • Succeeding in the academic culture in Australia
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