ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDE 2020 - Western Sydney University

 
ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDE 2020 - Western Sydney University
ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
GUIDE
2020
ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDE 2020 - Western Sydney University
CONTENT
          Who we are and what we do                    4

          Preparing for your Future                    7

          Our campuses                                 8

          Our English Language offerings               11

          English requirements for academic programs   13

          The College English language programs        14

          English 2020 calendar                        16

          Study Tour Programs                          17

          How to apply                                 19
ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDE 2020 - Western Sydney University
YOUR
EXPERIENCE
STARTS NOW
    “We focus on preparing students for
    undergraduate and postgraduate
    study by developing their academic,
    learning and study skills with a
    flexible student-centred approach to
    teaching and learning.”

    Welcome to Western Sydney University The College. I am delighted that you have chosen
    us to share this new experience with you. This is another step towards a great and
    successful career.

    The College is the perfect bridge for domestic and international students transitioning
    from secondary school to the high-quality degree programs at Western Sydney University,
    or into a postgraduate program..

    Our English language and pathway programs are designed to prepare you for both further
    university study and working life. All our programs are delivered by skilled, passionate and
    dedicated teachers at each of our vibrant campuses.

    As a student at The College, you are a member of the Western Sydney University
    community and have access to the extensive range of services and facilities.

    Everything we do is dedicated to your success. We commit to provide you with the best in
    teaching and academic support. Importantly, we will ensure you are well-prepared for your
    transition to university or to take on that postgraduate program.

    We look forward to welcoming you to The College and we are interested in your journey.
    Please let us know how we can support you to be successful.

    Dr Nicolene Murdoch

    Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney University The College
ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDE 2020 - Western Sydney University
WESTERN
             Who we are
             The College is a not-for-profit company
             wholly-owned by Western Sydney University.
             It was established in 2006 from two pre-
             existing education facilities in which Western

SYDNEY
             Sydney University had a majority interest.

             From the foundations of these two education
             facilities, The College has over 20 years of experience
             in providing English and Academic Pathway
             Programs to domestic and international students.

UNIVERSITY
             This experience enables The College to provide high-
             quality education opportunities and our relationship
             with Western Sydney University allows us to leverage
             expertise and resources from the University. This
             is why students from around the globe rank The
             College and Western Sydney University as their

THE
             preferred education destinations in Australia.

             What we do
             We focus on preparing students for undergraduate
             and postgraduate study by developing their
             academic, learning and study skills through a

COLLEGE
             range of programs. This means providing a flexible
             student-centred approach to teaching and learning.

             The College offers the following choices:
             ≥≥ Academic Pathway Programs including
                University Foundation Studies and
                integrated Diploma/ Bachelor courses
             ≥≥ Associate Degree Programs
             ≥≥ English Language Programs
             ≥≥ Study Tours
             ≥≥ English Language Entrance Test and preparation
                courses including IELTS (International English
                Language Testing System), Pearson (PTE)
                and OET (Occupational English Test).
             ≥≥ Professional and community short courses.

             We develop, design and deliver programs that support
             students to succeed in studying and in their chosen
             careers. As a result, there are high levels of satisfaction,
             retention and progression among students.

             COLLABORATION
             The College has collaborated with a number
             of Australian and international organisations
             with the aim of:
             ≥≥ creating and delivering tailored programs
             ≥≥ providing professional development
                programs, and
             ≥≥ validating teaching and learning programs.

             The focus of these collaborative partnerships is to
             explore and promote innovation in teaching and
             learning, as well as to benchmark against world’s
             best practice methodologies and processes.

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PREPARING
Get ready for your future
The College English Language Program offers
a range of courses that suit every level of
competency. These courses are taught at the
Sydney Olympic Park campus by highly qualified

                                                        FOR YOUR
TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other
Languages) teachers.

The teaching and course content is focused on the
specific academic skills you will use as a university
student including report and assignment writing,
critical and analytical thinking, studying and

                                                        FUTURE
learning methods, and public speaking skills for
tutorial presentations.

Experts in English
language education
The College has built a national and international
reputation for excellence on the results we deliver.
The College is a member of English Australia
and University English Centres Australia (UECA)
and all of our English Programs are accredited
with TEQSA and have quality endorsement by
the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS)
Limited Australia.

The College is also certified by the Australian
Government (CRICOS Provider Code 02851G),
which means we are licensed to teach English
to international students.

Pathway to university
The College is dedicated to helping students
succeed. Our courses provide direct entry into
University Foundation Studies and Diploma
programs at The College, as well as undergraduate
and postgraduate degrees at Western Sydney
University.

Learning support
Our dedicated academic coordinators closely
follow your progress to ensure you receive the
support you need to succeed in your English
language studies and achieve your academic
and career goals.

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OUR CAMPUSES

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Sydney Olympic Park Campus
The College’s Sydney Olympic Park campus is where
we teach our English Language Programs and was also
home to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The Sydney Olympic Park campus is a state-of-the-art
facility located just 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD
and next to Sydney Olympic Park train station, as well as
many connecting bus services.

The campus is in the heart of Sydney’s famous
Olympic precinct, with a bustling cafe and restaurant
district, impressive stadiums and sporting facilities,
entertainment venues, parks, medical centres, banks,
retail shops and open spaces that will allow you to enjoy
the true Australian lifestyle.

Our facilities include lecture and tutorial rooms,
computer labs, free Wi-Fi, academic and social support
services, food outlets, a student common room and
prayer rooms. Students have access to a wide range of
affordable cafes and international restaurants only a
short walk away.

Bankstown Campus
Located in Milperra, the Bankstown campus provides a
warm, friendly, multicultural environment with modern,
spacious buildings and landscaped gardens.

Bankstown campus is where we teach our English
Language program Master of Teaching Direct Entry English
Program (MTDEEP), as well as our University Foundation
and our Diploma courses.

If driving by car, from Sydney CBD, take the M5 South
West Motorway and take the Henry Lawson Drive exit.
Turn right onto Henry Lawson Drive. Turn right into
Bullecourt Avenue to enter the campus.

Nearest train stations: Revesby (transfer to bus),
Bankstown (transfer to bus).

Learning and Teaching
Facilities
Both our Sydney Olympic Park and Bankstown
campuses offer modern facilities including lecture and
tutorial rooms, computer laboratories and internet
access. Students can enjoy collaborative learning spaces
and all the teacher support required.

Additional Facilities
Both campuses offer academic and social support
services, student lounges and collaborative learning
spaces.

Accommodation
Students can live in Western Sydney University Villages,
through rented apartments or houses, or in homestay
accommodation with an Australian family.

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     TRAVEL OPTIONS
     ≥ Public transport – visit transportnsw.info
          for up-to-date travel information.
     ≥ Shuttle buses run regularly between train
          stations and campuses and the next arrival
          can be easily tracked on the Western
          Sydney App, or the Shuttle Tracker
          web page.
     ≥ Bike – on-campus bike parking is available.
          Check the Cycling at Western Sydney
          University web page for locations.
     ≥ Drive or car pool – for parking permit
          fees see the Parking webpage.

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ENGLISH
     LANGUAGE
     OFFERINGS
     Whether you want to improve
     your general communication
     skills, pass an important exam
     or attend an English-speaking
     university, we have a course
     for you.

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ACADEMIC ENGLISH FOR TERTIARY STUDIES                                             COMMUNICATING IN ENGLISH (GENERAL ENGLISH)
(CRICOS Code 082069M)                                                             (CRICOS CODE 082210M)
Academic English for Tertiary Studies has been specifically designed to           The General English program prepares students for effective English
develop ESL students’ English proficiency. The course enables them to             language communication. The program is designed to develop English
communicate confidently, express ideas effectively and achieve rhetorical         proficiency from a beginner level through to an advanced level, and teaches
competence incrementally so that they attain a level of language proficiency      students how to communicate effectively in everyday society.
corresponding to the standard required for entry to Australian tertiary
educational institutions.                                                         Each course runs in 10-week blocks and includes 20 hours of face-to-face
                                                                                  teaching per week.
This course has five modules, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 1 to EAP 5,
catering for Pre-Intermediate to Advanced English level students. Each module     TEST PREPARATION COURSES
consists of 10 weeks and includes 20 hours per week of face-to-face teaching.
                                                                                  For students wanting to enter university within Australia and overseas or
≥≥ EAP 1 - a bridge between general English skills and academic skills in         needing an English test result for visa or Australian immigration purposes,
   reading, listening, speaking and writing. During the course, students will     the English Language Program offers International English Language Testing
   concentrate on basic grammar and sentence structure, leading to more           System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE) and Occupational English Test
   complex texts.                                                                 (OET) test preparation courses. These courses provide students with skills
≥≥ EAP 2 - a foundation in academic writing, reading, listening and speaking      and confidence in test taking as well as an understanding of the test.
   skills through general coursework, oral presentations, factual reports and
   regular assignments.                                                           ENGLISH TEST CENTRE
≥≥ EAP 3 - consolidates students’ understanding of a range of academic            The IELTS, PTE and OET are international English tests used for entry to
   texts and builds on the skills developed in the EAP 2 course.                  universities and other educational institutions, both within Australia and
≥≥ EAP 4 - extends students’ proficiency in academic English with                 overseas.
   opportunities to strengthen their language and critical literacy skills in
                                                                                  The Test Centre is located at our Sydney Olympic Park campus which is very
   preparation for tertiary study.
                                                                                  close to public transport and amenities.
≥≥ EAP 5 - allows students to further develop their language skills in
   academic writing, reading, listening and speaking to a competent level.        The IELTS Test is delivered at Sydney Olympic Park, Bankstown and
   It is excellent preparation for the university environment. Students who       Parramatta City (100 George Street) campuses.
   successfully complete EAP 5 do not need to take any further English
   Language tests to gain entry to their study at Western Sydney University.      The Pearson and OET test are delivered at Sydney Olympic Park campus.

                                                                                  The Test Centre contact details:
ADVANCED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS
(CRICOS CODE 082209D)                                                             Phone: (02) 9685 9709
                                                                                  Website: westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/ielts
This program has two components:
≥≥ Module A: Reading and Writing, and                                             PACKAGING PROGRAMS
≥≥ Module B: Listening and Speaking.                                              The College English courses can be packaged with University Foundation
                                                                                  Studies and/or Diploma courses as well as Western Sydney University
Module A provides students with the intensive writing and reading practice        degrees. One of the advantages of packaged programs is that only one visa
they need. It is designed for students who either have IELTS (Academic) 6.5       is required for the entire study period at Western Sydney University. Where
or above but only a 5.5 in reading and writing, or need to polish their reading   a package includes English, no further external English test will be necessary
and writing skills before entry to tertiary studies.                              before beginning your next course at The College or Western Sydney
                                                                                  University.
This module runs for six weeks and includes 20 hours of face-to-face
teaching per week.
                                                                                  ENGLISH ENTRANCE TEST
Module B focuses on providing students with high level spoken communication       The College offers an English Language testing service to determine whether
skills for work or further study. It is designed to help improve fluency,         you have the English language skills required for direct entry to Western
pronunciation and public speaking skills. It is designed to supplement            Sydney University and The College. The two-hour English Entrance Test will
Module A.                                                                         assess your English skills in listening, reading and writing.
This module runs over four weeks and includes 20 hours of face-to-face
teaching per week.

MASTER OF TEACHING DIRECT ENTRY ENGLISH PROGRAM (MTDEEP)
(CRICOS CODE 084618D)
This program is designed to bridge this gap and provide an integrated skills
program of listening, speaking, reading and writing to develop students’
English Language proficiency to an overall 7.5 IELTS with a minimum 8 in
Speaking and Listening and minimum of 7 in Reading and Writing.

The course incorporates practice in academic study skills and practice
in language skills particularly pertinent to teaching in the Australian
school sector.

It runs over 12 weeks and includes 20 hours of face-to-face teaching
per week.

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ENGLISH                                                                           English is your first language?
                                                                                  If your first language is English or if you can provide satisfactory evidence that

REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                  your secondary or tertiary studies were undertaken in English, you may be
                                                                                  considered to have met the Western Sydney University English requirements.

                                                                                  English not your first language?
FOR ACADEMIC                                                                      If English is not your first language you are required to demonstrate proficiency
                                                                                  by achieving the prescribed level in an approved English examination or test

PROGRAMS
                                                                                  before you can receive a full offer of admission. See table below.

                                                                                  All international students must have a good command of written and
                                                                                  spoken English.

                                                                                     Test of English as a
     PROGRAM/DISCIPLINE                       IELTS (Academic version only)                                             Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
                                                                                     Foreign Language (TOEFL)

     WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY COURSES

All undergraduate, postgraduate and           6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in      Total score 82 Writing 21,         58 overall; No communication skills less
research courses (except the below)           each subtest                           Speaking 18, Reading 13,           than 50
                                                                                     Listening 13

B Nursing (Graduate Entry) B Nursing          7.0 overall score, minimum 6.5 in      Total score 94 overall, with       65 Overall; minimum 65 in each of the
(Advanced) (applicable to applications        each subtest                           Speaking 23, Listening 24,         four skills Writing, Speaking, Listening and
for 2020 onward)                                                                     Reading 24 and Writing 27          Reading in one sitting.

Master of Teaching degrees                    7.5 overall score, minimum 7.0 in      Total score 105 Writing 24;        78 overall; Speaking 79; Listening 79;
                                              reading and writing, minimum           Speaking 26; Listening 28          Reading 65; Writing 65
                                              8.0 for speaking and listening         and Reading 24

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)            7.0 overall score, minimum 6.5 in      Total score 94 Writing 24;         65 overall; minimum 58 in each of the four
                                              each subtest                           and subtests 22                    skills Writing, Speaking, Listening and
                                                                                                                        Reading in one sitting.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Clinical     7.0 overall score, minimum 7.0 in      Total score 100 Writing 27,        65 Overall; minimum 65 in each of the
Psychology                                    each subtest                           listening and reading 24 and       four skills Writing, Speaking, Listening and
                                                                                     speaking 23                        Reading in one sitting.

The College Diplomas                          6.0 overall score, minimum 5.5 in      Total score 70 Writing 20;         50 overall; No communication skills less
                                              each subtest                           Speaking 16; Listening and         than 42
                                                                                     Reading 11

The College University Foundation             5.5 overall score, minimum 5.0 in      Total 59 score Writing 17;         42 overall; No communication skills less
Studies                                       each subtest                           listening and reading 7;           than 40
                                                                                     speaking 15

The College University Foundation             6.0 overall score, minimum 5.5 in      Total 70 score Writing 20;         50 overall; No communication skills less
Studies (Health Science and Nursing)          each subtest                           Listening 11; Reading 11;          than 42
                                                                                     Speaking 16.

Note: Evidence of English proficiency is valid for a period of two years from the date of the test or the date of completion of tertiary academic studies.
*     You will be required to enrol in the six week intensive Advanced Academic English Skills - Module A: Reading and Writing at The College if you achieve:
≥≥ the required IELTS overall score but your band score in reading and writing is below the required score
≥≥ the required overall TOEFL score but reading and writing is below the required score.

Academic Entry Requirements
Admission to Western Sydney University is competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. Visit westernsydney.edu.au/international/entryrequirements for
minimum academic entry requirements, by country, for admission into courses at the University and The College.

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THE COLLEGE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PROGRAMS
                                                                                                   EXIT LEVEL REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO
                                                                                 DURATION
     COURSE               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                  INTAKES                              OTHER THE COLLEGE OR WESTERN SYDNEY
                                                                                 ($475 per week)
                                                                                                   UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

     EAP 1                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        February, April,   10 weeks          50% pass entry to EAP 2
     Pre-Intermediate        English Entrance Test 25%+       July, September,
     Level                                                    November
                          ≥≥ IELTS (Academic) 3.5+
                          ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 400/IBT 32
                          ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 25

     EAP 2                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        February, April,   10 weeks          50% pass entry to EAP 3
     Intermediate            English Entrance Test 40%+       July, September,
     Level                                                    November
                          ≥≥ IELTS 4.5 (Academic)
                          ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 475/IBT 45
                          ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 30

     EAP 3                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        February, April,   10 weeks          50% pass* entry to EAP 4
     High intermediate       English Entrance Test 50%+       July, September,
     Level                                                    November                             50% pass* entry to The College University
                          ≥≥ IELTS 5.0 (Academic) (min.                                            Foundation Studies#
                             5.0 in writing)
                          ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 500/IBT 55                                                  #Except The College University Foundation
                             (16 in writing)                                                       Studies (Health Science/Nursing stream)

                          ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 36                                                 *Including pass in tests

     EAP 4                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        February, April,   10 weeks          50% pass* entry to EAP 5
     Upper Intermediate      English Entrance Test 60%+       July, September,
     Level                                                    November                             50% pass* to The College University Foundation
                          ≥≥ IELTS 5.5 (Academic) (min. 5.0                                        Studies (Health Science/Nursing stream)
                             in writing)
                          ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 520/IBT 62                                                  50% pass* entry to The College Diploma Studies
                             (17 in writing)
                                                                                                   *Including pass in tests
                          ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 42 with
                             no communicative skill score
                             less than 36

     EAP 5                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        February, April,   10 weeks          65% pass* entry to The College Master of Teaching
     Advanced Level          English Entrance Test 70%+       July, September,                     Direct Entry English Program
                                                              November
                          ≥≥ IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (min.                                            50% pass* entry to The College Diploma Studies
                             5.0 in all areas)
                          ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 540/IBT 73                                                  55% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                             (19 in writing)                                                       courses requiring IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all areas)

                          ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 50 with                                            65% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                             no communicative skill score                                          courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in all areas)
                             less than 42
                                                                                                   70% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                                                                                                   courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in all areas)

                                                                                                   *Including pass in all assessments

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EXIT LEVEL REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO
                                                                                        DURATION
     COURSE                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                  INTAKES                                     OTHER THE COLLEGE OR WESTERN SYDNEY
                                                                                        ($475 per week)
                                                                                                              UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

     Module A:                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        January, April,       6 weeks               50% pass* entry to The College Diploma Studies
     Reading and Writing         English Entrance Test 75%+       June, October
                                                                                                              55% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
     Advanced level           ≥≥ Overall IELTS (Academic)                                                     courses requiring IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all areas)
                                 6.5/7.0+ (5.5 in reading
                                 and/or writing)                                                              65% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                              ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 560/IBT 82                                                         courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in all areas)

                              ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 58 with                                                   70% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                                 communicative skills scores                                                  courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in all areas
                                 between 43 and 49
                                                                                                              *Including pass in all assessments

     Module B:                ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        June, November        4 weeks               50% pass* entry to The College Diploma Studies
     Speaking and Listening      English Entrance Test 75%+
                                                                                                              55% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
     Advanced level           ≥≥ Overall IELTS (Academic)                                                     courses requiring IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all areas)
                                 6.5/7.0+ (5.5 in speaking
                                 and/or listening)                                                            65% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                              ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 560/IBT 82                                                         courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in all areas)

                              ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 58 with                                                   70% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
                                 communicative skill scores                                                   courses requiring IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in all areas)
                                 between 43 and 49
                                                                                                              *Including pass in all assessments

     Master of Teaching       ≥≥ The College EAP Placement        March,                12 weeks              60% pass* entry to Western Sydney University
     Direct Entry English        English Entrance Test 85%+       September                                   Master of Teaching course (Birth-5/ Birth-12
     Program (MTDEEP)                                                                                         years, Primary, Secondary)
                              ≥≥ The College EAP5 65% pass*
                                 or above                                                                     *Including pass in all assessments
                              ≥≥ Overall IELTS (Academic) 7.0
                                 (min of 6.0 in all areas)
                              ≥≥ TOEFL PBT 600/IBT 100
                              ≥≥ Pearson (Academic) 68 with
                                 no communication skills less
                                 than 50

     Communicating in         There is no required level of       February, April,      Students can
     English (Beginner to     English for this course             July, September,      enter every
     Advanced)                                                    November              Monday for the
                                                                                        general English
                                                                                        course

Note:
≥≥ Student with 6.5/7.0 overall but less than 5.5 in an area should be directed to the 10 week EAP 5 course
≥≥ Reading and writing levels less than 6.0 take precedence over scores with less than 6.0 in speaking and listening.

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ENGLISH
2020 CALENDAR
     COURSE                                             START               FINISH              PERIOD

Academic English for Tertiary Studies

≥≥EAP 1                                                 17 February 2020    24 April 2020

≥≥EAP 2                                                 27 April 2020       3 July 2020         10 weeks

≥≥EAP 3                                                 6 July 2020         11 September 2020

≥≥EAP 4                                                 14 September 2020   20 November 2020

≥≥EAP 5                                                 23 November 2020*   12 February 2021*   *12 weeks

Advanced Academic English Skills                        6 January 2020      14 February 2020
Module A: Reading and Writing
                                                        27 April 2020       5 June 2020

                                                        8 June 2020         17 July 2020        6 weeks

                                                        12 October 2020     20 November 2020

                                                        4 January 2021      12 February 2021

Advanced Academic English Skills                        8 June 2020         3 July 2020
Module B: Listening and Speaking                                                                4 weeks
                                                        23 November 2020    18 December 2020

Communicating in English                                17 February 2020    24 April 2020

                                                        27 April 2020       3 July 2020         (Students can enter every
                                                                                                Monday for the general
                                                        6 July 2020         11 September 2020   English course.)

                                                        14 September 2020   20 November 2020

                                                        23 November 2020*   12 February 2021*   *12 weeks

Master of Teaching Direct Entry English Program         16 March 2020       5 June 2020
                                                                                                12 weeks
                                                        14 September 2020   4 December 2020

* Christmas break: 19 December 2020 to 3 January 2021

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STUDY TOUR
     PROGRAM
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English Language Study Tour Programs

About Study Tours                                     English Language Centre                            Services
The College short-term English Language Study         The College English Language Centre has            Each tour has a coordinator to ensure the
Tour Programs provide intensive English language      extensive experience in designing focused short    professional delivery of the program and to
tuition for professionals and students. Every         courses for vocational, tertiary and cultural      provide the pastoral care that is essential for
course is designed to meet the specific needs         purposes. These courses combine intensive          making the program a success.
of each client group – allowing you to develop        English language tuition with:
English language and professional skills in an                                                           Components of the Study Tour Program include:
English speaking environment.                         University studies in
                                                                                                         ≥≥ airport meet and greet services
                                                          ≥≥ Law
More than just English                                    ≥≥ Finance
                                                                                                         ≥≥ airport transfers
                                                                                                         ≥≥ interpreters (when needed)
The College understands that not all groups               ≥≥ Interpreting & Translation
come to Australia solely for English studies. Many                                                       ≥≥ program orientation
corporations and educational institutions look for        ≥≥ Nursing & Medicine
an international experience, combining English                                                           ≥≥ a language assessment test
                                                          ≥≥ Business Studies
Language Studies with focused learning in a                                                              ≥≥ homestay accommodation or fully furnished
specific business or educational field.                   ≥≥ Arts                                           self-catered apartments
The College has the expertise to design and               ≥≥ Teacher Training (Teachers of English to    ≥≥ access to campus facilities including student
deliver fully customised, interactive English                Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL))           counsellors, computers and library
Language Study Tour Programs that can run
over several days or months. These programs               ≥≥ Forensic Science                            ≥≥ transport to excursions, site visits and activities
present a wide range of activities including site     Corporate training in
visits, lectures and excursions to ensure that your                                                      ≥≥ cultural site visits, discipline specific University
group has every opportunity to consolidate the            ≥≥ Travel and Tourism                             lectures, meetings and training by industry
professional and language skills needed.                                                                 ≥≥ a graduation ceremony
                                                          ≥≥ The aviation industry (flight attendants)
                                                      Testing services in                                ≥≥ certificates of achievement.

                                                          ≥≥ IELTS preparation
                                                                                                         Contact us
                                                          ≥≥ Pearson preparation
                                                                                                         For further information, including a sample Study
                                                          ≥≥ OET preparation                             Tour Program itinerary, please contact us at
                                                                                                         studyenglish@westernsydney.edu.au
                                                      Cultural studies and English language
                                                      immersion for
                                                          ≥≥ Senior high school, college, and
                                                             university students (course for credit)
                                                          ≥≥ Managers and executive personnel.

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HOW TO APPLY
How do I apply?                                                                  What will be the conditions of my
Complete the International Application Process through StudyLink Connect:        student visa?
westernsydney.edu.au/international/apply                                         Student visa and temporary entry permits usually last for the period of your
                                                                                 course. You must uphold your visa conditions while studying and living in
Ensure you attach official records and certified copies of all documents that    Australia or your visa may be cancelled and you may have to leave Australia.
are requested. If your documents are in a language other than English, you       The College is obliged to report any student to DHA who does not attend
must provide an official translation of each document, together with certified   class, or who is not making satisfactory progress in their studies. You will also
copies of the original documents.                                                be required to keep The College informed of any changes to your residential
                                                                                 and mailing addresses. You must maintain enough money to pay for travel,

What information will be in my offer
                                                                                 tuition, health insurance and living expenses for yourself, your partner and
                                                                                 dependent children (including their schooling) during the duration of your
letter?                                                                          stay in Australia and you will not be able to work more than 40 hours per
                                                                                 fortnight during academic sessions. Under visa regulations you are required
Your offer letter will describe the course into which you have been accepted     to leave Australia on or before the date your visa expires. Please refer to the
and any conditions or requirements you may need to meet before you can be        DHA website for details:
formally accepted into the course. Information about fees, costs, compulsory
orientation and course commencement dates will also be provided.                 border.gov.au/trav/stud

Do I need a student visa?                                                        Do I need health cover?
Before you come to study in Australia, you must obtain a student visa from       Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a compulsory requirement for the
the Department of Home Affairs (DHA):                                            issuing of a student visa. When you accept your offer at The College you
                                                                                 will need to purchase OSHC for the proposed duration of your student visa.
border.gov.au                                                                    Students from Belgium, Norway and Sweden may not be required to take out
                                                                                 OSHC. The cost of medical treatment is very high in Australia and you must
Student visas can only be granted for courses that are registered on the         meet any expenses not covered by OSHC:
Commonwealth Register of Institutions for Courses for Overseas Students
(CRICOS):                                                                        westernsydney.edu.au/international/healthcover
cricos.education.gov.au
                                                                                 How much will it cost me to study?
A Packaged Offer of Admission may be granted to an applicant who does
                                                                                 You will need to consider the cost of travel, tuition fees, school costs of any
not meet the required academic and/or English language entry criteria. The
                                                                                 dependents, and living costs. Other costs include compulsory health cover:
Packaged Offer will include an offer to study a relevant pathways program
at The College and a conditional offer to study a formal course at Western       westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/fees
Sydney University. You will need to successfully complete the relevant

                                                                                 How do I apply for a refund?
pathways program with appropriate grades before you can be formally
accepted into the Western Sydney University course.
                                                                                 If you require a refund of your fees, it is important that you notify Western
The College and Western Sydney University courses can be packaged                Sydney University International as soon as possible. You must also provide a
together:                                                                        copy of your Confirmation of Enrolment, together with the mailing address
≥≥ University Foundation Studies + Diploma + Bachelor                            to which your refund is to be sent. Refunds are normally made to your home
                                                                                 country, and only in exceptional circumstances are they made in Australia.
≥≥ University Foundation Studies + Bachelor                                      The exact refund you will be entitled to depends on the reason why you need
                                                                                 a refund, and how quickly you notify Western Sydney University International
≥≥ Diploma + Bachelor
                                                                                 Office in writing, that you require a refund:
≥≥ English + University Foundation Studies + Bachelor
                                                                                 westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/about/our_policies
≥≥ English + University Foundation Studies + Diploma + Bachelor
≥≥ English + Diploma + Bachelor
≥≥ English + Bachelor
≥≥ English + Masters
≥≥ English + Higher Degree Research (doctoral degree)

westernsydney.edu.au/international

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PRECINCT

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BANKSTOWN

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The information in this publication was correct at time of printing in August 2019. For information and updates, visit westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege and
westernsydney.edu.au. The College and Western Sydney University reserve the right at all times to withdraw or vary courses listed within this publication.

Variations may include, but are not limited to, location of its courses on The College and Western Sydney University campuses or course fees and intake
availability. In the event that a course within this publication is to be changed or withdrawn, applicants will be advised by mail to the address specified by
them. In respect of a course location change, students should be aware of the need to accommodate such changes for the whole or part of any course for
which they enrol.

Western Sydney University ABN 53 014 069 881 is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
(CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K.

Western Sydney Enterprises Pty Ltd ABN 44 003 474 468 trading as Western Sydney University The College (CRICOS Provider Number 02851G) is a wholly
owned entity of Western Sydney University. Academic Pathway programs are delivered by Western Sydney University The College under arrangement with
Western Sydney University.

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Contact information
                 1300 897 669
      studyenglish@westernsydney.edu.au

     Western Sydney University The College
                 PO Box 224
       Quakers Hill NSW 2763 Australia

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