Overview

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program prepares international students for vocational or university study in Australia and other contexts where English is the language of instruction.

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 and/or university environment.

Learning activities will focus on writing, reading and listening, grammar and vocabulary development, oral presentation skills, research skills and web literacy. There will be an emphasis on the development of critical literacy and critical thinking throughout the course.

By engaging in such activities, students will gain increased understanding in using English to communicate in academic contexts at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Duration: 1-71 weeks (depending on visa)

Recommended Course Start Dates*:

  • 28th March 2022
  • 6th June 2022
  • 15th August 2022
  • 24th October 2022

*Starting any Monday within the first three weeks of the recommended start date. Excluding public holidays and school closure periods (click here)

Campus: Available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses.

Mode of Study: On-campus

CRICOS Code: 080398K

Course Description:

  • 20 hours in-class and 5 hours Self-study/Project work/Assessment Tasks
  • 10 week modules
  • Daily Academic lessons based on Academic Language and Academic Skills with a focus on Task production
  • Pathway into selected Australian universities and colleges
  • Regular academic progress checks, counselling and reporting in conjunction with the BROWNS Academic Journal

Entry Requirements:

Entry and Exit Points*:

LEVEL ENTRY LEVEL EXIT LEVEL PATHWAY PARTNER PROGRAM
EAP3 IELTS 4.5 or equivalent IELTS 5.0 equivalent Certificate IV
EAP4 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent IELTS 5.5 equivalent Diploma
EAP5 IELTS 5.5 or equivalent IELTS 6.0 equivalent Bachelor Degree
EAP6 IELTS 6.0 or equivalent IELTS 6.5 equivalent Masters Degree

*This should be used as a guide only.Click here for the latest information on BROWNS Pathways.

Fees:

Timetable

Sample Timetable (Schedule A)

This should be used as a guide only and may be subject to change at anytime. Our English for Academic Purposes course could be scheduled onto any one of the following full time timetables: Click here to see all Sample Schedules.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:20 – 10:20 Theme Based CORE
Overview of the week's theme: Non-verbal Communication
Theme Based CORE - Listening and Note-taking
practice session
Academic Language Development:
Word formation and pronouns
Academic Research:
How to conduct research and choose appropriate sources
Theme Based CORE:
Panel Discussion
11:00 – 13:00 Academic Reading skills:
Critical Analysis of article
Academic Writing:
Introduction to Essays
Academic Writing:
Planning and Brainstorming Effectively)
Academic Writing:
Introduction to referencing conventions
ASSESSMENT Writing 1:
Essay
Writing Grade: 30%
14:10 – 15:10 Research of theme Further listening practice Online Quizzes Reading and Summary writing Online Quizzes
Homework
4 hours per night
Summary Practise Essay Analysis Further Grammar practice Outline of writing task Review Discussion

Testimonials

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Jiyeong Maeng

Korea

Pathway: TAFE
Queensland
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Pimvipa

Thailand

Pathway: Southern Cross
University
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Haedeun Lee

Korea

Pathway: Griffith
College
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Haejin Park

Korea

Pathway: TAFE
Brisbane
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Jinwoong Kim

Korea

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Zainab Nyangalio

Tanzania

Pathway: University of
Southern Queensland
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Yuriana Lee

Korea

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

English for Academic Purposes Testimonial

Mary Pacheco

Brazil

Pathway: University of
Sunshine Coast
Language: English

Academic Pathways

BROWNS: Your Pathway to Success!

When you study a BROWNS English for Academic Purposes course, you greatly improve your chances of success at University, TAFE or College. Our professional teaching team will ensure that you are well-prepared for the English language requirements in your chosen course of study.

BROWNS Pathways

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Bond University

Bond University
CRICOS Provider Code: 00017B
campus 1 Campus
calendar Established 1989
Location BROWNS: Gold Coast
English English language waiver

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 (University Foundation) EAP 4 No Standard
Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 (University Diploma Programs) EAP 5 No Standard
Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 (Most Bachelor and Masters Programs) EAP 6 No Standard
*Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 29/08/16

 


CQUniversity

Central Queensland University (CQU)
CRICOS Provider Code: 00219C
campus 15 Campuses
calendar Established 1992
Location BROWNS: Brisbane
English English language waiver

In just over two decades, CQUniversity Australia is now ranked among the top 3% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16). They are also ranked among the world’s Top 150 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education World Rankings). This reflects their commitment to research, learning and teaching, international outlook as well as providing the best student experience. Moreover, it is a testament to our commitment to continually provide endless opportunities for our students to achieve their academic and career aspirations.

Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit
Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 Yes $4,000*
Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 Yes $4,000*
Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 Yes $4,000*
*Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 18/07/2018

 


GeSS Education

GeSS Education partner institutions
Location BROWNS: Gold Coast
English English language waiver

GeSS Education

Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, GeSS Education is the hub for education excellence. GeSS Education offers a range of qualifications delivered on behalf of our partner Institutions to both domestic and international students. Our campus boasting views that overlook the spectacular Broadwater, and has the convenience of only a 5 minute walk to all buses, trams, major shopping outlets, movie cinemas, student accommodation, and so much more. GeSS Education is focused on helping students achieve their dreams by providing a superior learning experience that prepares them for university and their career.

Massage Schools of Queensland (MSQ)

CRICOS Provider Number: 01854A | RTO Code: 2875

Established in 1988, MSQ is the oldest and most established Massage School in Australia. MSQ is a leading specialist in education, delivering a series of engaging and rewarding Industry courses that provide opportunities for a career. Boasting qualifications with the science and benefits of Massage, the Health Sector, and Health Administration. GeSS Education delivers these elite programs on behalf of our MSQ Institutional Partner at our Gold Coast Campus – Australia Fair.

Dentos School of Management (DSM)

CRICOS Provider Number: 01854A | RTO Code: 2875

DSM presents a range of Industry related Management Qualifications that have been designed for students who are career driven. Highly qualified and experienced Trainers, as well as Industry Professionals are featured in these programs. Courses include: Project Management, Practice Management, Event Management, Sports & Recreation Management, Leadership and Management …..DSM also showcases a special Entrepreneurship Program for those who aspire to own their own business. GeSS Education delivers these elite programs on behalf of our DSM Institutional Partner at our Gold Coast Campus – Australia Fair.

Institute of Business and Management Australia (IBMA)

CRICOS Provider Number: 03571G | RTO Code: 41025

With a strong focus on Finance and Accounting Qualifications, IBMA’s aims to provide an innovative institution that links “real-life” learning with global needs and values. Graduates are provided with a dual outcome to enter the workforce with strong Industry skills and knowledge, or continue with further university studies with recognition of the quality of previous studies. GeSS Education delivers these elite programs on behalf of our IBMA Institutional Partner at our Gold Coast Campus – Australia Fair.

Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit
  Courses requiring IELTS 5.5
  • BROWNS English Language School EAP 4; OR

  • BROWNS English Language School FCE; OR

  • 10 weeks of BROWNS IELTS Preparation; OR

  • Intensive General English (IGE) Upper-Intermediate Level.
  •   Yes   Contact us
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated August 2020.

     


    Griffith College

    Griffith College
    CRICOS Provider Code: 01737F
    campus 2 Campuses
    calendar Established 1997
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane or Gold Coast
    English English language waiver

    Griffith College offers a range of university-level programs to prepare students for a smooth transition into further degree studies at Griffith University. Griffith College is located on Griffith University's Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses. Griffith College specialises in delivering the learning process within a supportive environment, with small class sizes and additional contact hours to those typically offered within a university. This teaching model has resulted in high success rates for their students. Griffith College is proud of the rich cultural mix within their student population, with more than 60 different nationalities. Student mentors and caring staff help students settle into Griffith College and life in Australia.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 29/08/16

     


    Griffith University

    Griffith University
    CRICOS Provider Code: 00233E
    campus 5 Campuses
    calendar Established 1971
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane or Gold Coast
    English English language waiver

    BROWNS' students now have an opportunity to meet the language requirements for a range of Griffith degrees when they successfully complete EAP studies at the required level.*

    Griffith University is consistently ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs together with a reputation for teaching and research excellence. With five campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith offers an outstanding student experience and high level of international student support. *Pathway eligibility conditions

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0
    (Masters Qualifying Program)
    EAP 5 Yes $5,000
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 Yes $5,000
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 01/08/2019

     


    James Cook University Brisbane

    James Cook University Brisbane
    CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J
    campus Brisbane Campus
    calendar Established 1970
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    James Cook University (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland and Australia’s leading university in the tropics. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant, multi-campus university with its main sites in the tropical Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, and modern city campuses in Singapore and Brisbane. *Pathway eligibility conditions

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available*
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0
    (including Masters Qualifying Program)
    EAP 5 Yes
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 Yes
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 12/05/2020

     


    Southern Cross University (SCU)

    Southern Cross University
    CRICOS Provider Code: 016157C
    campus 5 Campuses
    calendar Established 1994
    Location BROWNS: Gold Coast
    English English language waiver

    Southern Cross University International ranked number one in Australia, for the third year running, for international student support in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey 2015. SCU was also ranked #401-500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016. Southern Cross University is in a unique part of Australia where students can access some of the best surfing beaches and World Heritage rainforest areas - perfect for bushwalking and camping experiences.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 No Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 No Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 No Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 29/08/16

     


    Torrens University Australia (TUA)

    Torrens University
    CRICOS Provider Code: 03389E
    campus 8 Campuses
    calendar Established 2012
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    Torrens University is Australia's fastest growing Australian university, bringing a fresh, modern, career-focused perspective to higher education. Industry-experienced lecturers and learning facilitators prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Build your network faster while you study at Torrens University with their triannual Touch-Point weekend sessions. Hear from industry professionals, converse with lecturers and expand your multidisciplinary network in a face-to-face enviroment.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 No Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 No Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 27/06/2018

     


    Academia International

    Academia International
    CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J
    campus 2 Campuses
    calendar Established 2005
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    Academia is a medium-sized education provider specialising in over 25 nationally accredited qualifications in a wide range of areas.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 IGE (Upper Intermediate), EAP 4, FCE No Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 29/08/16

     


    Aviation Australia

    Aviation Australia
    CRICOS Provider Code: 01595D
    campus 4 Campuses
    calendar Established 2001
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets.

    We pride ourselves in training excellence, offering courses in cabin crew, engineering and pilot training to aspiring individuals, looking to pursue a career in the aviation industry. For those already leading a successful career, Aviation Australia provides the opportunity to upskill or gain professional development, with a variety of short courses to further advance within the industry. As a result, Aviation Australia is a partner to over 60 airlines and aerospace companies, governments, defence forces and regulatory authorities, with over 1000 graduates working worldwide.

    All Aviation Australia programs are designed with a balanced focus between knowledge, skills, values and experience, ensuring that graduates enter employment with strong skills and a thorough understanding of aviation quality, safety and environmental standards. Aviation Australia are committed to delivering quality, flexible and cost-effective accredited training to individuals and companies.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance (6 months) EAP 4 Yes Standard
    Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Mechanical TB1 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Avionics TB2 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 19/04/2018

     


    Le Cordon Bleu

    Le Cordon Bleu
    CRICOS Provider Code: 02380M
    campus 4 Campuses
    calendar Established 1992
    Location Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    Over the last century Le Cordon Bleu has seen revolutionising change as we have evolved from a Parisian cooking school to an international network of culinary arts and hospitality institutes. Our philosophy of achieving excellence through constant practice and refinement remains the same even as we grow to meet the needs of the contemporary culinary and hospitality industries.

    In less than one year it is possible to obtain Le Grand Diplôme Le Cordon Bleu, which is recognised worldwide by culinary professionals.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 Yes Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 03/07/2018

     


    New York Film Academy Australia

    New York Film Academy
    CRICOS Provider Code: 03366A
    campus 2 Campuses
    calendar Established 2011
    Location Brisbane or Gold Coast
    English English language waiver

    The New York Film Academy Australia is proud to offer hands-on, intensive film, acting, screenwriting and 3D Animation & VFX programs in the epicentres of the filmmaking industry in Australia, Gold Coast, with exclusive production workshops at the Village Roadshow Studios and filming on the Warner Bros. Movie World Backlot.

    Our innovative “learning-by-doing” approach to teaching in the creative paradise of Gold Coast, Australia is aligned with the philosophy of our renowned New York Film Academy. NYFA Australia students find themselves completely immersed in their course of study from day one, surrounded by award-winning faculty and working with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and access to production sets on the world-famous Village Roadshow Studios and the Warner Bros. Movie World Backlot.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 12/05/2020

     


    SAE Institute of Australia

    SAE
    CRICOS Provider Code: 00312F
    campus 6 Campuses
    calendar Established 1976
    Location Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 51 campuses in 25 countries.

    In Australia, SAE provides courses to more than 3000 students across 6 campuses in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

    SAE offers government accredited courses including certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees. Our programs cover 6 specialist discipline streams:

  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Design
  • Film
  • Games
  • Web & Mobile

  • At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programs in world-class facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills.

    Our graduates really do have the competitive edge.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4 Yes Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 20/07/2018

     


    TAFE Queensland

    TAFE Queensland
    CRICOS Provider Code: 03020E
    campus 48 Campuses
    calendar Established 1882
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane or Gold Coast
    English English language waiver

    TAFE Queensland is the largest and most experienced provider of vocational education and training in the state, with a history of serving Queensland's communities for over 130 years.

    Each year TAFE Queensland enrols over 120,000 students across a network of over 50 campuses in Queensland, in employers' workplaces, online and in markets offshore. Our offering spans foundation skills and entry level qualifications to higher education degrees across more than 500 programs.

    TAFE Queensland - Brisbane (RTO 0275 | CRICOS: 03020E)
    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 EAP 4, FCE, IELTS Yes Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 19/04/2018

     




    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
    CRICOS Provider Code: 00244B
    campus 3 Campuses
    calendar Established 1967
    Location BROWNS: Brisbane
    English English language waiver

    Queensland's number 1 university for graduates in full time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2012-2014). With 4 campuses available, USQ degree programs are career orientated with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally recognised graduates. You will be provided with practical work integrated learning opportunities to complement theoretical learning. Over 27,000 students, representing more than 90 nationalities, take advantage of USQ's flexible learning options. From the moment you enrol through to the day you graduate, you will have a dedicated Student Relationship Officer (SRO) helping you to achieve your goals, support you through challenges and celebate your success.

    Pathway Partner Program Successful completion of Conditional COE Available* Pathway Partner COE Deposit*
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 EAP 5 Yes Standard
    Courses requiring IELTS 6.5 EAP 6 Yes Standard
    *Subject to Nationality Assessment Level and confirmation from Pathway Partner. Updated on 29/08/16

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