Our range of programs

Students from all over the world come to study English at our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses. Learning at DUELI can help you:

  • Gain advanced English skills quickly to meet the requirements for your future university award course
  • Meet new people from all over the world and make lifelong friendships
  • Join a wide range of university clubs and activities
  • Achieve success as you improve your English at Deakin.

Classes and tuition

When you start your DUELI program, we will assess your current language level and include you in a course that suits your skills and needs. Courses commence every five weeks and classes are small (averaging 15 students) to encourage interactive engagement with your tutor and classmates. Twenty hours of face-to-face tuition per week are included, as well as five hours a week of supervised learning in our Independent Learning Centres.

Learn more about course dates and costs

Independent Learning Centres

Immerse yourself in English at one of our Independent Learning Centres (ILCs), located at both our DUELI campuses.

Designed as a dedicated space for DUELI students needing independent study time, everything in our centres is in English, and you can only speak in English across each centre's three areas:

  • ILC Resource room
  • conversation room
  • computer lab.

We have teachers in each of these areas to help you with your work. Centre facilities include:

  • a large library of DVDs to improve listening and comprehension skills
  • resources for pronunciation and listening comprehension skills
  • a computer lab for research
  • daily newspapers.

Course 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.

Table of course requirements

IELTS entry score (based on the lowest IELTS band score)

Your DUELI course

Assessment outcome

Pathway

Less than 4.5

General English 1-3 (Elementary to Pre Intermediate)

55% or higher (in the written exam)

EAP 1 or General English levels  4-8 ( Intermediate to Advanced)

4.5

EAP 1

60% or higher

EAP 2

5.0

EAP 2

60% or higher

EAP 3

English for Commerce

DUELI Study Abroad Program

Entry into most Deakin College Diploma programs (except the Diploma of Communication)

5.5

EAP 3

60% or higher

EAP 4

Entry into most Deakin University undergraduate programs

Entry into Deakin Study Abroad and Exchange programs

Entry into Deakin College Diploma of Communication

Entry into Deakin University's Master Qualifying Program (MQP)

6.0

EAP 4

60% or higher

Entry into most Deakin University postgraduate degree programs and Faculty of Health undergraduate programs (except Nursing)

65% or higher

English for Nursing

70% or higher

English for Teaching

Entry into Deakins HDR programs for Science Engineering and Built Environment

6.5

English for Nursing



7.0

English for Teaching

60% or higher

Entry into Deakin University's Master of Teaching programs

Entry into  Deakins HDR programs (Arts and Education, Business and Law, and Health)

Notes

Entry level IELTS score based on your lowest IELTS band score

Pathway programs are available to student visa holders as their principal course. Courses are also available to other visa holders provided the length of enrolment at DUELI does not exceed the conditions of their visa.

Placement into all DUELI classes is based on results of DUELI Placement Tests at the beginning of each program.

Our courses

Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP)

This is a high-level program for students with IELTS of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) who have met university admission requirements and want to succeed in their studies. Over five weeks of intensive training, we will help you develop your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills to excel at university.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The EAP program sets you along your path to meeting English language requirements for Deakin’s undergraduate (excluding nursing), postgraduate, HDR  and Study Abroad  courses. The DUELI EAP program is the main pathway to Deakin College Diploma and Foundation programs.

EAP 1

The first step on your journey to studying in Australia. After completing EAP 1, students continue on to EAP 2, EAP 3 and EAP 4.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Cloud Campus.

EAP 2

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Cloud Campus.

EAP 3

The third and final step to meeting English language requirements for 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.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Cloud Campus.

EAP Pathway 4

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Cloud Campus.

General English

Develop the skills and confidence to communicate effectively in English through our General English beginner to advanced programs.

GE 1

A beginner-level course covering the first and second levels of elementary English language study. In level one, you will develop English language skills for personal use.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

GE 2

First level pre-intermediate course to help you develop your English language skills further.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

GE 3

Second level, pre-intermediate course to help you further develop the English language abilities that you have learnt in the previous levels. Students who successfully complete this program can move on to EAP 1.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

GE 4

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

GE 5

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

GE 6

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.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

GE 7

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

GE 8

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

International English Language Test (IELTS) preparation

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.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.

English for Nursing

A five-week intensive course teaching you everything from adapting to working as a nurse in Australia to working as part of a team and critical thinking in the Australian nursing environment.

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

English for Teaching

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

Offered at: Melbourne Burwood Campus.