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COURSE

English Language Enabling Course for Domestic Students

EN-ENGL

TAUGHT BY: Curtin English

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

4months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

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 English Language Bridging course is one of the most popular courses at Curtin English preparing students for direct entry into Curtin University. This course is designed to develop English Language Proficiency, academic literacy and specific language areas for your next course of study. The course also aims to develop employability skills for the workplace. 

Depending on your current level of English, you can undertake the 17-week or 10-week ELB program.

Entry into ELB is dependent on the language requirements for your mainstream program. 

If you are unsure of your pathway or have any other questions, please contact us.

Why study English Language Bridging

  • You will develop English Language skills and academic literacy in reading, writing, listening and speaking for direct entry into your Curtin University courses. 
  • We offer a social program to compliment your studies so you can use your English outside the classroom. 
  • You can earn extra points by joining our ‘Connecting U’ program and developing your English and academic skills outside the classroom. 
  • You will understand how to read a Curtin University Course Outline before you start your University course. 
  • You will understand how to use the Curtin University learner management system; BlackBoard before you start your University course. 
  • Curtin English is on the Curtin University campus which you get to experience. 
  • You will be prepared for work, life and study on completion of the English Language Bridging course. 
  • Our teaching staff are experienced and qualified and want you to succeed.
  • Curtin English work in partnership with Act-Belong-Commit making sure your student experience is a mentally healthy one. 

What you'll learn

  • transfer generic academic literacy skills to their own discipline
  • analyse and evaluate own and others’ ideas in order to develop an academic voice
  • apply knowledge of grammatical structures and academic vocabulary in order to write and speak accurate, meaningful and comprehensible English
  • apply academic language and study skills to suit the conventions of a variety of disciplines
  • use library technologies to access research
  • reflect on the learning process to develop autonomous learning strategies
  • show an awareness of current global issues and how they impact on local cultures
  • recognise the importance of various cultural and linguistic perspectives including those of Indigenous Australians
  • develop fluency in the linguistic pragmatics of a discipline; manage independent and team projects to a professional standard

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

What kind of applicant are you?

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Have you studied a VET course? Find out how you can get into Curtin using these qualifications.

Applicants with work and life experience

Spent time in the workforce, completed a pathway program or finished secondary education more than two years ago? See how you can apply to study at Curtin

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Minimum ATAR: Not a

    This figure is the rank needed to be considered for entry to a course. Obtaining this rank is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Not applicable

  • STAT entry: Not accepted

    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.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Minimum ATAR: Not a

    This figure is the rank needed to be considered for entry to a course. Obtaining this rank is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Not applicable

  • STAT entry: Not accepted

    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.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other requirements and notes for this course


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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Where you can study

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

Bentley Campus

On Campus
ELB Semester 1 (17 week), ELB Semester 1 (10 week), ELB Semester 2 (17 week), ELB Semester 2 (10 week), ELB Summer Semester (17 week) and ELB Summer Semester (10 week)

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How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: EN-ENGL
  • This offering was last updated on: 23/01/2019