Course Descriptions

The English for Tertiary Studies (ETS):
SACE English for Tertiary Studies Courses are for students planning to study at an Australian University, TAFE, VET or Hospitality Institution. The courses are designed for students who need to improve their English language to meet admission requirements of the tertiary institutions.

SACE ETS courses include academic English training in:
  • „ Academic reading and critical analysis
  • „ Academic writing
  • „ Academic listening and note‐taking
  • „ Oral presentations and tutorials
  • „ Research and study skills
  • „ Grammar
Entry requirements:
ETS I / IELTS Preparation:  SACE Intermediate / IELTS 5.0 / equivalent    
ETS II: SACE ETS I / IELTS 5.5 / equivalent                                  
ETS III: SACE ETS III / IELTS 6.0 / equivalent
  • Kangan Institute
  • William Angliss Institute
  • Central Queensland University
  • „Flinders University (Adelaide)
  • University of Tasmania
IELTS Preparation:
The SACE IELTS Preparation programme is an intensive 12 to 24 week course designed to prepare students for 
the 4 main areas of the IELTS exam:
  • „ Speaking
  • „ Listening
  • „ Reading (Academic + General)
  • „ Writing (Academic + General)
  • „ Plus IELTS exam strategies and techniques and IELTS Examination practice
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the level of English of non‐native English speakers who require English for Academic, Professional purposes or for visa application for Austral
Successful completion of the SACE IELTS Preparation Course will allow students DIRECT ENTRY to the following institutions (students are not required to take an IETLS Test for entry):  
  • Kangan Institute
  • William Angliss Institute
  • Central Queensland University
  • „Flinders University
  • University of Tasmania

General English: 
SACE General English programmes are designed to improve students’ English language communication skills to prepare for future study, work, travel or career change.

Core classes concentrate on developing grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing & pronunciation skills in real-life situations. 

Afternoon classes, “Special Studies”, allow students to specialise and choose one or two Special Studies from a wide range of Special Studies options. These include:

• Examination Preparation (IELTS, TOEIC)
• Academic Study Skills
• Business English
• English for Hospitality
• Conversation and Pronunciation
• Vocabulary Development
• Australian Studies
• English Environment Studies
• Advanced Writing/Grammar


  • General English 20 hours per week
  • General English 14 hours per week
  • Private Tuition On demand


Cambridge Examination:
Cambridge qualifications have a very high level of international recognition both by universities and employers as evidence of English. The SACE Cambridge Examination Preparation Course helps students prepare for the examinations.