English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate)




CRICOS Code: 097080D



The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is designed to give students an introduction to the academic culture and English-language requirements of Australian vocational education. This course is intended for students wishing to undertake vocational education and training in Australia. The EAP course is designed to enable the students to proceed to courses at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level. The course aims to develop student awareness, knowledge and skills in the use of English as the language of teaching and learning in a vocational environment.

The course includes reading comprehension, listening and note-taking, essay and report writing skills, oral presentation and debating skills, mastering academic and workplace speech, reference and research skills, and grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Learning activities focus on writing, reading and listening, grammar and vocabulary development, oral presentation skills, research skills and web literacy. The course also aims to develop critical literacy and critical thinking is adult learners of English as an additional language who require consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways.

An individual’s access to the assessment process should not be adversely affected by restrictions placed on the location or context of assessment beyond the requirements specified herein. Training and assessment must be bias-free.



One of the following results is required for entry to English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate):

  • IELTS (Academic) 4.5+
  • TOEFL PBT 475/IBT 45
  • Pearson (Academic) 30




Participants that satisfactorily complete the English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate) program may undertake further study in an EAP program such as English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate – Advanced or undertake a program in vocational education and training where the entry requirement is the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 or below.



This program is delivered over 26 weeks at 20 hours per week face to face contact.  In addition there are 2 weeks break making a total course duration of 28 weeks. Participants spend a further 4 hours per week undertaking homework and practice activities.

Regular attendance to scheduled sessions is expected in order to maximise participant opportunities to develop their English Language abilities.



Monthly intake commencing the first Monday of every month.