English for Academic Purposes

CRICOS Course Code: 102938A


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is a non-award course designed to prepare international students, from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, to undertake tertiary study in Australia.

Students enrolled for this course will have as their specific study objective the completion of a tertiary level course in an Australian tertiary institution.

The course will be offered at two levels to provide students a specialist study preparation option with a progression from a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no score below 5.0 to an expected maximum consistent with B2 level descriptions on the CEFR. Each of the levels will run for 10 weeks.

The focus of this EAP course is developing the skills areas in English, which the student will require to study alongside native speakers in tertiary courses. However, students entering the EAP course at the lower level will not necessarily have access to the language base, which makes the use of these skills a possibility. For this reason, the balance of the EAP course will move systematically from a language focus to a skill focus as the student progresses through the levels from EAP Level 1 to EAP Level 2.


Students can choose to study from 10 weeks to 20 weeks


There are no specific educational pre-requisites for entry into this course but students are required to be over 18 years of age and have successfully completed an Intermediate level General English course or its equivalent to be eligible to undertake English for Academic Purposes


The English for Academic Purposes course is made up of 20 units of study, each of which is delivered over a week. Face to face classroom only.

Teaching methods include teacher directed and student-centred learning.  Delivery will be flexible taking into account the different learning styles, cultures and needs of students.  Macro-skills will be developed using communicative and integrated techniques. 

A combination of the following delivery methods will be used: presentations, discussions, role-plays, oral presentations, individual and group instruction, audio visual materials, web-based research, online activities and independent research. 

The students will use authentic materials, together with materials prepared specifically for language learning within the classroom.


The following timetable is a sample weekly timetable to show the contact hours of 20 hours per week. Pivotal Education can offer a morning or afternoon shift based on student numbers.

Morning Shift
8:00am – 10:00am Shift 1Shift 1Shift 1Shift 1Shift 1
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 12:15pm Shift 1Shift 1 Shift 1Shift 1Shift 1
Afternoon Shift
1:00pm – 3:00pm Shift 2Shift 2 Shift 2Shift 2Shift 2
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 5:15pm Shift 2Shift 2 Shift 2Shift 2Shift 2


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