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EAP – English for Academic Purposes

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Mode:

  • English levels offered:

  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $7,200 ($300/ week)

  • Course duration:
    28 weeks

  • Campus:
    Sydney, Perth and North Melbourne

  • CRICOS Course Code:

Course Overview

  • Award Titles: English for Academic Purposes
  • CRICOS Course Code : 096787K
  • Duration: 28 weeks
  • Campus: Sydney, Perth and North Melbourne
  • Organisation Delivering the Program : Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)
  • Organisation Issuing Certification : Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)


This course is designed to help students who intend to complete further studies in vocational or higher education courses.

IHM considers you an ‘International’ student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; not a citizen of New Zealand; or not a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Course Details


Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed for students intending to complete further Vocational or Higher Education (university) level studies, especially in the healthcare professions.

Offered as part of our ELICOS program; there are two levels of this course including :

  • English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1) – Over 12 weeks
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) – Over 12 weeks

However, this course is also suitable for students intending to complete further study in other fields.

Key academic skills learnt in the program are relevant and applicable to many areas of study such as business, the arts and humanities, I.T. and marketing. Student progression through these levels will prepare them for higher and more challenging areas of study. This course will help students to

  • Open pathways to further study in English
  • Learn and master formal academic writing skills in English
  • Allow students to participate in university-like group projects
  • Learn to properly reference texts in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
  • Teach important study and time-management skills essential for success in further study
  • Prepare and practice to participate in formal public speaking in English
  • Familiarise students with Australian classroom setting and learning environment


  • Regular Assessment
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Level Classes
  • Dedicated Course Co-ordinator
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Access to Online Resources
  • Flexible Study
  • Prepare for study in a university-type environment
  • Suitable for Student Visa Holders
  • Pathways to Further Study

Admission Requirements

  • Students should be at General English (Upper-Intermediate) level or above to join the EAP 1 course

  • Successful completion of EAP 1 (or equivalent) is required for entry to EAP 2.

  • Students who join this program will need to demonstrate their current English proficiency through the provision of test results (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL IBT, OET) at time of application and/or be asked to complete an internal placement test

Attendance Requirements

Students studying in Australia on a student visa must meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance). If a student is ill and unable to attend class, they must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to their class teacher. Attendance is monitored by the college and students receive warning letters if their attendance is at risk of dropping.

Structure of the Course

English for Academic Purposes classes are offered at 2 English levels (EAP1 and EAP2) for students who require a higher level of English proficiency for further studies or Higher Education. Classes are structured around a 12-week academic calendar. Students spend on average approximately 12 weeks at each level before progressing to the next level. To ensure their success, students need to be proactive and engaged learners, complete assigned homework and assignments, work closely with their class teacher and attend classes on a regular basis (see attendance requirements).

General Assessment Guidelines

Students sit weekly tests or as per their workbooks to constantly monitor their progress.

  • Formative and summative assessment
  • College developed material must have clear identification of assessment outcomes as they relate to progress through the course
  • Assessment that is valid, reliable, fair, flexible
    • include moderation of assessment outcomes
    • ELICOS courses which are provided under a direct entry arrangement to a tertiary education course, provide formal measures to ensure that assessment outcomes are comparable to other criteria used for admission to the tertiary education course of study, or for admission to other similar courses of study
  • The College will provide to the students clear and regular results on all assessment outcomes and course progress throughout the course

The College undertakes processes for continual improvement of student assessments by:

  • Making adjustments based on collection and analysis of feedback from students/staff and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Monitoring appropriateness of assessment for student groups
  • Regularly evaluating course outcomes achieved

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee : AUD $7,200 ($300/ week)
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $300 (Non Refundable)

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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