English for Academic Purpose (EAP)

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10 week, 20 week, 30 week or 40 week blocks.
February, April, July, October
Study Mode
Full time, on campus
Tuition Fees
$320 per week
Additional Course costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for Community Services and Engineering, IELTS 4.5 (or equivalent) for all other courses
Entry Requirements (Other)
Students must be minimum of 18 years old.

Course overview

This Upper-Intermediate curriculum is designed specifically for English as Additional Language (EAL) students who want to continue their studies at tertiary level. The focus is on equipping students with the skills required for further academic study in an English speaking country. Successful completion of this course will give you direct entry into any TasTAFE certificate or diploma with English entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

The course covers academic writing, reading; correct referencing convention and research skills. Students also study note taking and oral presentation and continue to develop pronunciation, personal study skills and class/group discussion skills. The course consists of four skill areas – speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Below are the focuses for each skill area:

Skill Area

Main focus


Comprehension, note-taking, summary writing


Comprehension, note-taking, paraphrasing


Conversation, spoken presentation, tutorial and discussion, pronunciation, fluency


Paragraph writing for factual information, processes, problem/solutions, opinions, discussions, instructions, compare/contrast, description, essays and academic reports

Study Skills

Note-taking, independent study, paraphrasing, avoiding plagiarism and referencing conventions, critical thinking, research skills, computer and ICT skills