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Certificate of English for University Studies (CEUS) - CertEUS

 On-campus
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Springfield 
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
Standard duration:0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time 
Program articulation:

To: ; Diploma of English for University Studies and to undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Notes

The number of units of credit towards an undergraduate program will depend on the major and courses studied with a maximum of eight credits being available.

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
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Program aims

The Certificate of English for University Studies aims to develop students’ capacity to manage information, build knowledge and communicate ideas more independently at an advanced level in English in both spoken and written forms, with a specific focus on enhancing academic English language skills to meet the more complex communication demands of tertiary studies in particular professions. English language proficiency is benchmarked at Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 58 and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level C1.

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Program objectives

  1. Develop students’ capacity to prepare for and complete an internationally recognized test of proficiency in English language, at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level C1, which meets requirements for future professional registration.

  2. Develop students’ capacity to comprehend and produce spoken texts clearly and appropriately in English at an advanced level for fluent and spontaneous professional dialogue.

  3. Develop students’ capacity to manage written information, think critically, and build knowledge in English at an advanced level to meet the complex communication demands of tertiary studies for particular professions.

  4. Develop students’ capacity to communicate effectively in appropriate written and oral forms at an advanced level of communicative competence which meets acceptable requirements for professional purposes and audiences.


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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 05. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

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

Completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or equivalent, or Year 12 in an Australian high school.

Normally, to be eligible for enrolment in the program a person will have attained an age of at least 18 years in the year of the proposed enrolment.

Students will need to complete the online application form for entry to the program.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

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 Finder.

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.

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Program structure

Students must successfully complete the four level I core courses. Completion of the Certificate will enable students to enrol in the Diploma of English for University Studies and complete theEUS1005 Language for Study 2, EUS1006 Listening and Speaking Fluently 2, EUS1007 Reading and Critical Thinking 2 and EUS1008 Communicating Professionally 2.

Core courses

There are four compulsory core courses:


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Program completion requirements

To graduate with a Certificate of English for University Studies students must successfully complete the four compulsory core courses.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of two years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. For information technology requirements, please see the minimum computing standards.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Certificate of University Studies 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.

Students undertaking the Certificate of English for University Study must complete the four Level I, compulsory courses. The recommended enrolment pattern is as follows:


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EUS1001 Language for Study 111,2
EUS1002 Listening and Speaking Fluently 111,2
EUS1003 Reading and Critical Thinking 111, 2
EUS1004 Communicating Professionally 111,2