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English for Academic Purposes (EAPP) - EAPS

CRICOS code (International applicants): 069700B

Start:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba 
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Fee exempt places
Standard duration: On-campus: minimum 10 weeks, maximum 60 weeks 

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Future Australian and New Zealand students  Future International students  Current students 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes program, students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Communicate using the English language in clear, simple, and connected spoken and written texts on familiar integrated academic content, with support at an emerging independent level.

  2. Comprehend aural and written Standard English in structured integrated academic texts on familiar topics with some confidence, with support at an emerging independent level.

  3. Apply the English language with support at an emerging independent level on familiar academic topics across a range of simple academic spoken and written genres.

  4. Produce simple integrated academic texts in English on familiar topics for a range of academic purposes, showing routine use of organisational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices with accuracy at an emerging independent level.

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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 04. Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Resident status: students on international student visas or students from non-English speaking backgrounds resident in Australia

  • Minimum academic requirements: completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or Year 12 in an Australian High School or completed 'A' levels.

  • English Language Entry Requirements:
    EAP I - An entry level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
    EAP II (Undergraduate and coursework) - An entry level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    EAP II (Postgraduate research) - An entry level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedule

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedules.

Fee exempt places

All domestic students are offered a fee-free place provided they meet the citizenship and residency requirements as follows:

  • Australian citizens

  • holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa (and resident in Australia)

  • holders of a Permanent Resident Visa (and resident in Australia)

  • New Zealand citizens (resident in Australia).

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Program structure


Students must enrol in:

  • EAP7311 (4 units)


Students must enrol in:

  • EAP7312 (3 units)

Students should also select one additional course based upon program pre-requisites from the following:

  • EAP7360

  • EAP7381

  • EAP7382

  • EAP7383

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Program completion requirements

USQ English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program completion requirements for articulation to USQ Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programs.

Students wishing to apply for direct entry into undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs must meet the approved pathway and foundation program proficiency requirements. Students failing courses in EAPP English for Academic Purposes or not meeting the grades requirement for entry are required to retake those courses and seek recommendations from the Program Coordinator regarding a suitable pathway to gain entry to degree studies.

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Required time limits

Standard duration of the on-campus program is a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 60 weeks.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This program is delivered across all semesters up to five times per year. EAP commencement dates can be found here.

CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirementsComments

EAP1 Course

     EAP7311 1, 2, 3 4 units

EAP II - Undergraduate course

Core courses

     EAP7312 1, 2, 3 3 units

Plus one of the following courses dependent upon target USQ degree

     EAP7360 1, 2, 3 1 unit
     EAP7381 1, 2, 3 1 unit
     EAP7382 1, 2, 3 1 unit
     EAP7383 1, 2, 3 1 unit