English Language Enabling Course
|Minimum ATAR||Not applicable This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.|
|STAT entry||Not accepted STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||6 months full-time|
Meet the literacy requirement
This course will develop your English language proficiency in order for you to meet Curtin's literacy requirement. You will undertake four units in the areas of Academic Writing, English Communication, Tertiary Study Skills and English for Specific Purposes.
The Academic Writing unit will develop your research skills which will enable you to write research essays with a clear thesis and arguments supported by appropriate research and references. English Communication will enhance your listening and note-taking skills and you will learn to make successful, researched oral presentations. Tertiary Study Skills will promote skills in academic reading. You will be introduced to critical thinking skills and be given the opportunity to apply these concepts by evaluating arguments presented in a range of reading texts. English for Specific Purposes will introduce you to research skills and provide you with a clearer understanding of literature review and project work, as well as the requirements for tertiary study.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Essential WACE courses
2011 essential subjects
This course is only available for domestic and migrant students with an English proficiency level of not less than IELTS band 5 in all four skill areas, or a TOEFL score of 520 or a CUTE D (in addition to the University's standard entry requirements).
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
- Meet the literacy requirement for general university entry.
- Develop essential academic reading and writing, research and critical thinking skills.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
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