• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students will be given the opportunity to develop effective English language communication skills that are needed by health practitioners.

In particular, students of Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)  from Australian Catholic University will explore:

  • the language and terminology of health sciences
  • a variety of materials centred around health science content
  • communication with patients and their relatives
  • how to deal with issues in the health professions
  • critical thinking and problem solving.

Emphasis will be placed on working independently and as a team member, self-directed study, and building confidence. Students will also receive support and specific preparation for external English language proficiency tests and each student will receive a free IELTS test.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Health Sciences
  • English Language Communication Skills
  • Communicating as a Health Professional 
  • Academic English for Health Sciences 
  • Proficiency Test Preparation
  • Communicating as a Health Professional

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 073628D

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  • have completed the equivalent of year 11 (completion of senior high school in countries where this is not considered equivalent to an Australian year 12)
  • have a minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 6.0, with no individual score less than 6.0, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18948 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18944 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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