The English for Academic Preparation (EAP) course is a university pathway course. You can find a list of our pathway partners here.

The EAP course helps students to improve their English to the level required for studying at a university in Australia. It also teaches students specific features of academic English, including essay structure, paraphrasing, referencing, note-taking, research skills, presentation language, and academic vocabulary.

The course is offered at two levels – EAP 1 and EAP 2. Each level normally takes 10 weeks to complete but can, depending on students’ grades, be completed in 5 weeks. Completion is based on exit exams and assignments at the end of the level.

In addition to our regular EAP course, we also offer EAP classes specifically for students who are going to study nursing or health sciences at university. These classes are offered only at EAP 2 level.

Exit equivalencies

  • Completion of EAP 1 is required for university courses with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.0.
  • Completion of EAP 2 is required for university courses with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.5 or completion of EAP 2 with a grade of Distinction for courses with an entry requirement of IELTS 7.0.

Course details

  • Course intake dates:

    Click here to view dates

  • Tuition fees:

    $410 per week

  • Course length:

    5-20 weeks

  • Class size:

    Maximum 15 students

  • Timetable:

    Classes are between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday

Entry requirements

  • Entry to EAP 1 requires IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Entry to EAP 2 requires IELTS 6.0 or equivalent or successful completion of EAP 1.
  • Students without external test results will be admitted to the EAP programme after successful completion of the IELI placement test.

Course structure

  • Reading and Writing class:

    10 hours per week

  • Listening and Communication class:

    10 hours per week

  • Extra classes:

    2-6 hours per week as required

  • Available at:

    IELI Flinders campus and IELI City campus (nursing and health science stream available only at IELI Flinders campus)

  • CRICOS Code:

    062875B