English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes program (Program CRICOS Code 076733A), delivered by RMIT English Worldwide (CRICOS Provider No. 01912G), 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.

Entry requirements

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 24 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.

If you do not have an IELTS score (or English test equivalent) you can sit a placement test at RMIT English Worldwide. Contact your RMIT agent or RMIT Training to arrange a placement test.

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.


*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

Airport pick-ups

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.

*Conditions apply

English for Academic Purposes (CRICOS Code: 076733A) brochure

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