IELTS Preparation

Prepare for IELTS Academic with expert guidance and tailored training. Gain confidence for academic success and achieve your desired scores. Start your journey to international opportunities with VIT's IELTS Preparation (Academic) program.

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  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
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Next intake:

  • Weekly


  • 10 Weeks


  • $4,000
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IELTS Preparation (Academic)

The IELTS Preparation course aims to present opportunities for practice in the language and test skills required to successfully take the IELTS examination (Academic Module).

The course aspires to prepare students who wish to take the exam or study at VIT (or a college or university that has established articulation agreements with the institute). The course will give students the knowledge to tackle the IELTS Academic Module with ease and confidence.

The IELTS Preparation course provides a comprehensive introduction to the IELTS exam, with up-to-date resources, interactive materials, and practice tests. Like the actual test, course content is framed around the four skill areas. Each week, students will encounter engaging multimedia materials reviewing core language skills, test-taking techniques and strategies. In each of the four skill areas, students will be provided information about the structure of the test, in addition to the strategies needed to confidently take the exam. Weekly practice tests are provided with a mid and end of course test to give students an idea of where the fit within the IELTS spectrum.

CRICOS Code: 103139B

Tuition Fee: $ 3,800

Non Tuition Fee: $ 200

Estimated Total Course Cost: $ 4,000

Program Highlights

Discover the highlights of our comprehensive programs, designed to empower you with essential skills and knowledge.
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Tailored Training

Focused and comprehensive training to develop essential reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills required for the IELTS Academic test.

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Expert Instructors

Experienced instructors providing personalized guidance and support to enhance students' confidence and fluency in English communication.

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Practice Tests and Mock Examinations

Ample practice tests and mock examinations to simulate real IELTS test conditions and prepare students for success.

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IELTS Score Improvement

Targeted preparation to help students achieve their desired IELTS scores and unlock opportunities in English-speaking universities and institutions worldwide.

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Path to Academic Aspirations

Empowering students to pursue their academic dreams and embark on a successful academic journey with enhanced language proficiency.

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Real-Time Feedback

Regular and constructive feedback from instructors, enabling students to identify areas for improvement and track their progress effectively.

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Course Overview

Articulation arrangements:

The IELTS Preparation course articulates to either vocational education and training, undergraduate courses or postgraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute:

Pass at ‘Grade C’ (50-59 percent):

The minimum pass based on the minimum entry criteria: Students who pass at Grade C (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS Academic 5.5 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) below IELTS 5.0 (Equivalent to CEFR B2). This will articulate to vocational education and training at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.

Pass at ‘Grade B’ (60-69 percent)

Students who pass at Grade B (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) below 5.5. (Equivalent to CEFR B2+). This will articulate to undergraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.

Pass at ‘Grade A’ (70-79 percent)

Students who score at Grade A (overall average) are expected to finish the course with a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (Average Band Score) with no skill area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) below 6.0. (Equivalent to CEFR B2+ – C1). This will articulate to postgraduate courses at VIT, or, any corresponding course with a college/university that has articulation agreements with the institute.


Face to face scheduled contact hours: 20 face-to-face contact hours.

Study hours (personal or group study): 4-5 personal study hours per week.


The IELTS Preparation Course (Academic) is weighted between two components:
1. Mid-course examination
2. End-of-course examination

The Mid-course examination is equal to 30 percent of the overall grade, and the end-of-course examination is equal to 70 percent of the overall percentage mark.

Weekly practice tests are not graded but are used as a means to monitor student learning and provide feedback on projected assessment outcomes throughout the entire study period.

Key to Grades

Students who successfully complete this course will have achieved a level of English language proficiency equivalent to the scores below:

Grade Descriptors Percentage Equivalency
A+ Proficient 80-100 IELTS 7.0 and above
A Highly developed 70-79 IELTS 6.5
B Competent 60-69 IELTS 6.0
C Developing 50-69 IELTS 5.5
D Not Achieving 0-49 IELTS 5.0 and below

Course entry requirements

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Students do not need any special requirement to enter the General English course. However, students will be assessed and placed in their appropriate class before commencement

There is no minimum academic requirement.

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