CQUEnglish gives you the skills and confidence for everyday communication in English and academic study. We have highly qualified and dedicated teachers who can help you experience learning English in a supportive and caring environment. No matter what your English needs are, we can help you reach your goals.

CQUniversity is proud to offer all students enrolling in a CQUEnglish packaged pathway with an academic course free English language courses, subject to terms and conditions.


On Campus



Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney



CQUniversity provides English language courses for international students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Courses include EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and IELTS Preparation. 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are intended for students who want to learn academic English. As well as continuing to develop your English skills, there is also a focus on skills needed for further study at CQUniversity. These include researching, planning and writing reports and academic essays, giving presentations and becoming more confident speaking to a group, and developing your critical thinking skills to examine a range of academic issues. Our EAP courses develop your understanding of academic integrity and how to collect, assess and present information for academic purposes including referencing. EAP courses are dynamic and interactive. Resources include academic texts, journals, lectures and videos, and you will participate in authentic academic activities related to your course. Assessments are based on those typically found in degree courses at CQUniversity.

IELTS Preparation will help you improve your English and prepare for your IELTS test. Classes are organised around the contents of a typical IELTS test and give you the opportunity to practise your test skills using IELTS test style materials. IELTS Preparation is suitable for anyone preparing to sit the IELTS Test. The course covers all aspects of the IELTS test structure as well as skills and language development to increase your accuracy and fluency.

Core Units Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None


  • First in Australia for overall support with 96.3% student support satisfaction rate
  • Top five in overall arrival, learning, happiness and value for money across 52 language centres
  • 94.5% of students rated our teachers highly

i-graduate English Language Barometer 2019-20.


Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.


CQUniversity's strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.


A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.


Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 


You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Sydney
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Sydney
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
No information available at this time.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

EAP1: IELTS 5.0 (with no individual band score of less than 4.5) or equivalent; or successful completion of GE3

EAP2: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band score of less than 5.0) or equivalent; or successful completion of EAP1

EAP3: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band score of less than 5.5) or equivalent; or successful completion of EAP2

IELTS Preparation: at least IELTS 4.5 (with no individual band score of less than 4.0) or equivalent

If you do not have a current IELTS or equivalent English language proficiency test score, you may be eligible to take our Versant placement test to give an accurate assessment of your current level of English.

Not applicable for General English but we require IELTS 4.5 for EAP 1, IELTS 5.0 for EAP & EAP2, IELTS OF 5.5 for EAP DE & DE EAP

Security Requirements

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Health Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Seven hundred and fifty million people speak English as a second language and 1 in 4 speak some English. With English becoming the unofficial language of the world, those who can speak it are well on their way to being truly global citizens. The universality of English means its speakers have an edge over others when it comes to finding employment as they will speak the language which is used for global communication.

Strong literacy skills, as taught in EAP classes, enhance conversational English and improve employment opportunities. A higher level band score from an IELTS exam or a pass in EAP Direct Entry provide global verification of the holder's English abilities for potential employers.

The overseas experience provided by studying English in Australia is often valued by employers as it demonstrates that the person can cope with living and working in another country. In addition, it shows that the language has been learned from native speakers in a native speaking country and not artificially from a book in a home-country classroom.

A pass in EAP or IELTS should fulfil the English language requirement for entry into many CQUniversity degree courses - the first step on the way to a university degree.

The ability to collect, evaluate and report on information which is taught in IELTS and EAP classes is invaluable for coping in a western style university or school as well as enhancing workplace performance.

Accredited by NEAS

Standalone English: A$445 per week

Packaged English: Free

Scholarship: Available for English packaged with vocational or academic course

Find out more on our CQUEnglish courses page.

You may be eligible for a 25% scholarship when you continue with an academic course. We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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I have improved my grammar and vocabulary. I also know the structure of an academic essay and how to write it. My teachers are friendly and help us solve problems. They teach us about academic English and Australian culture. I feel very fortunate to be taught by CQUEnglish teachers.

Renda Wang (Tom)

English for Academic Purposes / Bachelor of Business