The English for Academic Purposes program consists of six levels from Elementary to Advanced Plus. Each level uses both classroom based learning and online learning.
One of the unique features of our courses is that we teach using a task-centred approach, which provides you with opportunities to practise what you learn in the real world. Our courses:
- promote the development of your language and academic skills
- teach the skills you need to successfully study at university
- contain materials relevant to academic coursework and professional goals
- create opportunities to enrich your international experience.
To get the most out of your experience, you need to actively participate in class and we encourage you to develop and express your own ideas and opinions.
We will place you in a class that matches your most recent IELTS or other recognised English language proficiency test results, which can be no more than 12 months old. See the Pathways table below to see the test results required for different levels.
We may also test you when you arrive to confirm your level of English. If we assess you at a different level than the one provided in your application, you may need to study more or fewer weeks than originally offered. This may affect when you can start the next program you had planned to study.
Pathway to further study
If you successfully complete an Upper Intermediate, Advanced or Advanced Plus language course, you can go straight into many RMIT programs without having to complete a further English language test.
|Your current IELTS level||3.5 no band < 3.0||4.0 no band < 3.5||4.5 no band < 4.0||5.0 no band < 4.5||5.5 no band < 5.0||6.0 no band < 5.5|
|Your current TOEFL iBT level||28||30||33||40
(Listening < 3
Speaking < 12
Reading < 3
Writing < 12)
(Listening < 5
Speaking < 14
Reading < 5
Writing < 15)
(Listening < 9
Speaking < 16
Reading < 10
Writing < 19)
|Your current PTE level||23||30||33||36||42||50|
|Your current CAE level||-||-||-||-||162||169|
|Your recommended English program||Elementary||Pre Intermediate||Intermediate||Upper Intermediate||Advanced||Advanced Plus|
|Your next possible program||Pre Intermediate||Intermediate||Upper Intermediate||Advanced or RMIT Foundation Studies and Vocational Education programs||Advanced plus or RMIT Associate Degrees||RMIT Higher Education programs|
|Fee per week of study||$430||$443||$470|
*Fees are listed in Australian dollars
Classes are held from Monday to Friday in two x two hour shifts scheduled between 8.00am and 5.00pm.
For every four hours in the classroom, we recommend you do at least one hour of independent study every day.
Duration and start dates
Each level of study consists of 200 hours, which takes 10 weeks full time to complete. Each level is delivered over two 5 week modules.
We have start dates for new students every five weeks.
Enrolment is Thursday the week before your classes start.
For a full list of dates and more details about enrolment and orientation please visit the RMIT Training website.
RMIT English Worldwide offers a free* service that collects you from the airport and takes you to your pre-arranged accommodation. Please refer to Prepare to arrive webpage for more information.
Otherwise, you can catch a taxi or take the Skybus into the city centre.
English for Academic Purposes brochure
CRICOS Code: 076733A