English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

  • Delivery Mode: On Campus

  • English Level: 02

  • Course Duration: 28 Weeks

  • On Campus: AUD $7,200 ($300/ week)
  • North Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

About the Course

As an overseas student who wishes to study and work abroad in an English-speaking country, you will be required to brush up your English language proficiency, especially if you are not very fluent in the language. EAP, or the English for Academic Purposes course is delivered to overseas students who wish to undertake study or work in English medium higher education. Learning to read, write and speak with ease in a new language doesn’t come easily, but this program from IHM is a great starting point.

Offered as part of the ELICOS program, the English levels offered within the EAP program include:

  • English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) – Over 12 weeks
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) – Over 12 weeks

The academic skills learnt in the program are relevant and applicable to many areas of study such as healthcare, business, the arts and humanities, I.T. and marketing, among others. As you progress through these levels, you will get prepared for higher and more challenging areas of study.

This course will help to

  • Open pathways to further study in English
  • Learn and master formal academic writing skills in English
  • Participate in university-like group projects
  • Learn to properly reference texts in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
  • Teach important study and time-management skills essential for success in further study
  • Prepare and practice to participate in formal public speaking in English
  • Familiarise students with Australian classroom setting and learning environment

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

  • 28 weeks
  • On- campus (Sydney, Perth and North Melbourne)

You must be:

  • At General English (Upper-Intermediate) level or above to join the EAP 1 course
  • Successful completion of EAP 1 (or equivalent) is required for entry to EAP 2.
  • You will need to demonstrate your current English proficiency through the provision of test results (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL IBT, OET) at time of application and/or be asked to complete an internal placement test
Attendance requirements

When studying in Australia on a student visa, you are required to meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance).

If you fall ill and are unable to attend class, you must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to the class teacher.

Note that attendance is monitored by the college and you will receive warning letters if your attendance is at risk of dropping.

On completing the English for Academic Purposes, you will get the language skills needed to study at university.

Through the course of your period of study, you will be sitting weekly tests or as per your workbooks to constantly monitor your progress. These assessments will be valid, reliable, fair, and flexible.

All assessments will follow these guidelines:

  • They will be formative and summative
  • College developed material will have clear identification of assessment outcomes as they relate to progress through the course
  • Assessment outcomes will be moderated, and the college will provide clear and regular results on all assessment outcomes and course progress throughout the course

ELICOS courses which are provided under a direct entry arrangement to a tertiary education course, will provide formal measures to ensure that assessment outcomes are comparable to other criteria used for admission to the tertiary education course of study, or for admission to other similar courses of study.

Tuition Fee : AUD $7,200 ($300/ week)
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $300 (Non Refundable)

Payment plans available. Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

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