IELTS Preparation (Academic)

Qualification

Certification

Available Intakes

Duration

11 Feb 2020

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About

Articulation arrangements:

The IELTS Preparation course articulates to either vocational education and training, undergraduate courses or postgraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute:

Pass at ‘Grade C’ (50-59 percent):

The minimum pass based on the minimum entry criteria: Students who pass at Grade C (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS Academic 5.5 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) below IELTS 5.0 (Equivalent to CEFR B2). This will articulate to vocational education and training at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.

Pass at ‘Grade B’ (60-69 percent)

Students who pass at Grade B (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) below 5.5. (Equivalent to CEFR B2+). This will articulate to undergraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.

Pass at ‘Grade A’ (70-79 percent)

Students who score at Grade A (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) below 6.0. (Equivalent to CEFR B2+ – C1). This will articulate to postgraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.

Structure:

Face to face scheduled contact hours 20 face-to-face contact hours.
Study hours (personal or group study) 4-5 personal study hours per week.

Assessment:

The IELTS Preparation Course (Academic) is weighted between two components:
1. Mid-course examination
2. End-of-course examination

The Mid-course examination is equal to 30 percent of the overall grade, and the end-of-course examination is equal to 70 percent of the overall percentage mark.

Weekly practice tests are not graded but are used as a means to monitor student learning and provide feedback on projected assessment outcomes throughout the entire study period.

Key to Grades:

Students who successfully complete this course will have achieved a level of English language proficiency equivalent to the scores below:

Grade Descriptors Percentage Equivalency
A+ Proficient 80-100 IELTS 7.0 and above
A Highly developed 70-79 IELTS 6.5
B Competent 60-69 IELTS 6.0
C Developing 50-69 IELTS 5.5
D Not Achieving 0-49 IELTS 5.0 and below

Course Information

Overview

CRICOS Code : 103139B
Duration : 10 Weeks (20 hours per week) Subject to meeting criteria and availability
Delivery Locations :
  • Melbourne Campus: Level 14, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC
  • Sydney Campus: Level 5, 333 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW
  • Adelaide Campus: 14 Adam St, Hindmarsh SA 5007

Domestic Students

Course Fee : $3,800
Eligibility Criteria : Refer to Entry Requirements
How To Apply : Apply Here

International Students

Course Fee : $3,800
Eligibility Criteria : Refer to Entry Requirements
How To Apply : Apply Here

About

The IELTS Preparation course aims to present opportunities for practice in the language and test skills required to successfully take the IELTS examination (Academic Module). The course aspires to prepare students who wish to take the exam or study at VIT (or a college or university that has established articulation agreements with the institute). The course will give students the knowledge to tackle the IELTS Academic Module with ease and confidence. The IELTS Preparation course provides a comprehensive introduction to the IELTS exam, with up-to-date resources, interactive materials, and practice tests. Like the actual test, course content is framed around the four skill areas. Each week, students will encounter engaging multimedia materials reviewing core language skills, test-taking techniques and strategies. In each of the four skill areas, students will be provided information about the structure of the test, in addition to the strategies needed to confidently take the exam. Weekly practice tests are provided with a mid and end of course test to give students an idea of where the fit within the IELTS spectrum.