DUELI courses

DUELI is one of Australia's best university English language centres. We offer expert teaching and small classes, designed to help you engage with other students and your tutor.

Courses start every five weeks and include 20 hours of weekly  teaching, plus five hours of study in the Independent Learning Centre (ILC).

Our courses

We offer fantastic English programs for students at all levels. Whether you want to improve your general English or meet the requirements for a Deakin University award course, you'll find the course that matches your needs.

You can study a direct EAP pathway to get into one of the following Deakin courses:

  • bachelor degree
  • masters degree
  • PhD
  • study abroad programs
  • Deakin College Diploma program
  • Deakin College Foundation program.

Classes and tuition

On arrival, you'll be assessed and placed on a course that best suits your skills and needs. Our courses run every five weeks and classes are small with 15 students on average, per class. You'll get 20 hours of face-to-face tuition per week, as well as five hours a week of supervised learning in our Independent Learning Centre (ILC).

Find out more about our ILCs


Entry requirements

Acceptance into a DUELI course is subject to your English level, which is assessed on arrival. If you have achieved a certain IELTS score, you can find out what your specific course requirements are for the individual courses below.

IELTS course requirements

Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

This high-level program is for students with IELTS of 6.5 or above (or equivalent), who've met university admission requirements and want to stand out in their university program. Over the course of five weeks, we'll help you develop your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills so that you can succeed at university.

The EAP 1 program

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus 

EAP 1 sets you up on your first step to meeting the English language requirements of Deakin’s undergraduate courses (excluding nursing) and Deakin College Diploma and Foundation programs. It’s followed by EAP 2, EAP 3 and EAP 4.

EAP 2

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

EAP 2 is the second step in meeting the English language requirements of Deakin's undergraduate courses. It's also the English language direct entry pathway to Deakin College Diploma and Foundation programs (except for their Diploma of Communication, which needs completion of EAP 3).

EAP 3

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

EAP 3 is the third and final step to meeting the English language requirements of Deakin’s undergraduate award courses (excluding nursing). Successful completion will also give you direct entry into Deakin’s study abroad programs and Deakin College’s Diploma of Communication.

The EAP pathway 4

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

Successful completion of EAP 4 will give you direct entry into Deakin's postgraduate programs.

General English 1 (GE 1)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

This is a beginner-level course covering first and second levels of elementary English language study. In this level, you develop your English skills for personal use.

General English 2 (GE 2)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

This is a first-level pre-intermediate course to help you develop your English further.

General English 3 (GE 3)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

This is a second-level  pre-intermediate course to help you develop your English language skills that you have learnt in the previous levels. Students who successfully complete this program can move to EAP 1.

General English 4 (GE 4)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

The first intermediate level course to help you build on your English language skills.

General English 5 (GE 5)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

The second intermediate courses to help you develop your English for personal and professional use.

General English 6 (GE 6)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

The first level upper-intermediate course to help you develop your English for personal and professional use. Students who successfully complete this program can move to the IELTS Preparation course.

General English 7 (GE 7)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

The second level upper-intermediate course offered to help you develop your English language skills for both personal and professional reasons.

General English 8 (GE 8)

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

The advanced level course to help you develop your English language skills for both personal and professional reasons.

IELTS preparation

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

Running over five weeks, this program is for students with a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent), and will offer strategies and practical help to prepare you for the IELTS test.

English for Nursing

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus

In this five-week intensive course you'll learn everything from communication skills and adapting to working as a nurse in Australia to working as part of a team and critical thinking in the Australian nursing environment.

English for Teaching

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus

The English for Teaching program is an intensive course that offers a direct entry pathway to Deakin's Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching degrees.