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Pearson test of English (PTE) Academic

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CRICOS Course Code: 096194B

The PTE Academic Class is a 12 week, 20 hours per week, where students complete exercises and mock tests related to the four test skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The core part of the course is the first two and a half hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. The last hour and a half of the day will focus on a textbook – ‘The Official Guide to the Pearson Test of English Academic New Edition Pack 2nd Edition’ – that includes material on specific skill areas. These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the Core Classes.

Course Rationale

The PTE Academic course is an intensive program designed to prepare international students to take the Pearson Test of English (PTE). PTE is a computer-based test of English that is approved by the Australian government as a way to measure the language proficiency of people who want to study tertiary courses in or immigrate to Australia. This course covers the four macro-skills included in the test: Test Format Part 1: Speaking and Writing (77 – 93 minutes) Part 2: Reading (32 – 41 minutes) Part 3: Listening (45 – 57 minutes)

Course Details 

Course Level:Non AQF Award
Course Name:Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Delivery Method

Duration (weeks):12 weeks (20 hrs/week)
Mode of Delivery:Face to Face

Course entry requirements

  • Passing a pre-entry test, or having a minimum level of intermediate in General English.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement.

Course Fee 

Tuition Fee:AU$400 per week(Offshore), AU$200 per week(Onshore)
Enrolment Fee:AU$250*
Course Material Fee:AU$50*

*One off payment only, not payable with subsequent enrolment.

*Material fee covers 12 week duration of the course (optional).

Overseas student Health cover (OSHC)

Type of Coverage:Duration:Price:
Single12 months$517*
Couples 12 months$3,001*
Family 12 months$5,373*

*These prices are determined by the Insurance Provider and may be subject to change without any advance notice please inquire with IIB for confirmation of pricing.


The syllabus includes three summative tests – in Weeks 4, 8 and 12. The tests are designed to check the overall progress of a student with regard to the three sections of the PTE Academic Test and whether or not learner objectives have been achieved.

During weeks in which summative tasks occur, one Friday session will be set aside for student counselling. Each student will have 5-10 minutes with the teacher to discuss individual progress and how to improve in areas that the student is struggling in.

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