Future Students - International

Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP)

Duration: 5 weeks

The IAP program is a five-week program for high-level students with IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent). Students who have met the admission requirements of university would benefit greatly from this program.

Each week of the IAP program focuses on a range of tasks and academic themes. You are given specific tasks that ensure that you develop the writing, reading, listening and speaking skills needed to achieve success at university. This is a high-level course for students who wish to excel in their university program.
The IAP program will enable you to:

  • use catalogue and database searching techniques to locate relevant articles
  • critically analyse research articles
  • paraphrase and summarise information
  • negotiate a research proposal
  • edit and re-draft information
  • use appropriate referencing
  • plan an appropriate research design
  • negotiate procedures and outcomes in small groups
  • make formal and informal presentations to the class
  • take notes and report on university lectures
  • participate in group discussions
  • identify cultural differences in learning strategies and learning styles.

At the end of the five-week IAP program, you will receive an assessment report that details your achievement against:

  • a group 20-minute powerpoint presentation on research
  • a 2000-word group research project.


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29th June 2011