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English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate)

CRICOS Code: 097079G



The English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate) (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.

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English language entry requirements

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

Career Pathway

The program is designed to allow participants to undertake further study in vocational or higher education programs.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be over 18 years old at the time of commencement.

Course fees

Tuition: $8,000
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Training Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $300 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained))

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

The course components are structured as:

Oral Communication Week 1 – Oral Communication, Conversational English
Week 2 – Oral Communication, Learning
Grammar Week 3 – Grammar (Nouns and Pronouns)
Week 4 – Grammar (Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Punctuation, Prepositions)
Week 5 – Grammar (Determiners, Conjunctions, Tenses, Speech, Compound Words)
Listening Week 6 – Listening
Week 7 – Listening
Week 8 – Listening
Reading Week 9 – Reading
Week 10 – Reading
Week 11 – Reading
Writing Week 12 – Writing
Week 13 – Writing
Week 14 – Writing
Week 15 – Writing
Speaking Week 16 – Speaking
Week 17 – Speaking
Week 18 – Speaking
Week 19 – Speaking
Technology Week 20 – Using Technology
Cultural Awareness Week 21 – Cultural Awareness
Business English Week 22 – Business English
Week 23 – Business English – Negotiation
Week 24 – Business English – Meetings
Academic English Week 25 – English for Academic Purposes
Week 26 – English for Academic Purposes

Course Duration

Course Hours: 520

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.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

There are no Elective Units for this course

The course packaging is as outlined in the course structure.


There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or higher education courses on completion of the English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate).

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.


Participants are required to complete the set summative assessment tasks through each week of program delivery. Performance is determined at the end of each week and at set Progress Checkpoints and recorded in the Performance Record. Participants also undertake pre-defined formative assessment activities throughout the program. The summative and formative assessment activities have been developed to specifically assess the program defined macro-areas: Oral Communication, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Technology, Cultural Awareness, Business English and Academic English; which align to the program objectives.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.