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English Language Courses

Kaplan Business School offers Academic English programs for those students who need to improve their English proficiency before commencing their studies with us.


Our English for Academic Purposes course is designed for students to develop the necessary language and study skills to fulfil academic tasks needed for future study in an academic environment.

The course focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing in an academic context, as well as academic skills such as note-taking, summarising, academic writing, referencing and giving oral presentations.

The English for Academic Purposes course will help students improve their English proficiency to prepare for further studies.

At the end of the course, the students can achieve the following:


  • Listen to academic lectures and use effective note-taking strategies


  • Read using various techniques to comprehend academic texts


  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations
  • Participate in informal and formal discussions


  • Construct paragraphs, academic essays and reports

Study Skills

  • Apply various study skills, including referencing, group work strategies, time organisation, and exam and study techniques

Course CRICOS Code:


Hours of Study:

20 hours of teaching delivery, plus 5 hours of MyKBS.

Typical Duration:

  • Level 1 – 10 weeks
  • Level 2 – 10 weeks

Entry Requirements:

To enrol in this course, there is no prior educational level requirement.

A student must have one of the following to enter the course:

For EAP1:

  • Intermediate (B1) English (as indicated by KTE or previous study), or
  • IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum 5.0 in writing), TOEFL 37, PTE 35 or equivalent - copies of certificates to be presented when enrolling in the course

For EAP2:

  • Higher Intermediate (B2) English (as indicated by KTE or previous study), or
  • IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in writing), TOEFL 46, PTE 42 or equivalent – copies of certificates to be presented when enrolling in the course

Students must be 18 years or above.


EAP 1:





Course start date

5 February 2024

3 June 2024

30 September 2024

Application close date (offshore)

5 January 2024

3 May 2024

30 August 2024

Application close date (onshore)

26 January 2024

24 May 2024

20 September 2024

Final date for acceptance and payment (offshore)

12 January 2024

10 May 2024

6 September 2024

Final date for acceptance and payment (onshore)

31 January 2024

29 May 2024

25 September 2024

Final date to defer ELICOS course intake

30 January 2024

28 May 2024

24 September 2024

Course finish date

12 April 2024

9 August 2024

6 December 2024

EAP 2:






Course start date

8 January 2024

22 April 2024

19 August 2024

9 December 2024

Application close date (offshore)

8 December 2023

22 March 2024

19 July 2024

8 November 2024

Application close date (onshore)

22 December 2023

12 April 2024

9 August 2024

29 November 2024

Final date for acceptance and payment (offshore)

15 December 2023

29 March 2024

26 July 2024

22 November 2024

Final date for acceptance and payment (onshore)

3 January 2024

17 April 2024

14 August 2024

4 December 2024

Final date to defer ELICOS course intake

2 January 2024

16 April 2024

13 August 2024

3 December 2024

Course finish date

15 March 2024

28 June 2024

25 October 2024

28 February 2025


To download the Academic Calendar for our English Language programs, please click the link below:

ELICOS Academic Calendar (PDF) >


EAP courses are available at all our campus locations:

Adelaide / Brisbane / Gold Coast / Melbourne / Perth / Sydney


We are committed to making sure students have the best possible experience during their studies in Australia, both in and out of the classroom. Our English language students will have access to a full range of support services offered by our award-winning Student Experience team.

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For more details on the additional support services we offer, select one of the links below:

Student Experience >

Student Wellbeing >

As an English language student studying in Australia, you may be eligible to work part time, depending on which visa you hold. Our Careers Central team, located in each of the five campuses, can help prepare you to find work in Australia, and more details can be found here:

Careers Central >


Find out more about tuition fees and other expenses for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

International fees >​​​​​​​

There are also scholarships you may be eligible for to help support your study and living costs.

Scholarships >


To download the brochure for our English Language programs, please click the link below:

English Language Programs Brochure (PDF) >


To apply for an English language course, you will need to complete a KTE test with us and we can help you with your study plan.


KTE (Kaplan Test of English) is Kaplan’s advanced, cloud-based, adaptive English language assessment. Understanding your needs allows us to place you in the correct class and fine-tune your learning experience. ^


Download and complete the application form. Enrolment terms and conditions apply.


Provide certified* copies of your:

  • Passport
  • High school certificates and transcripts (if applicable)
  • English proficiency documents e.g. IELTS test certificate or equivalent (if applicable)
  • Degree completion certificate and transcripts (if applicable)
  • Work experience details (if applicable)

* Please note that these documents must be certified by a Kaplan Business School representative or authorised education agent, a Public Notary or a Justice of the Peace in Australia.


We will notify you after receiving your application whether you have been accepted or not. If accepted, you will receive an Offer of Admission to study.


To proceed with your enrolment, you will need to:

  • Login to online Applicant Portal
  • Submit the evidence required to meet the condition(s) outlined in the Offer (if applicable)
  • Carefully read your offer including Terms and Conditions
  • Accept the Offer and complete the payment in the Applicant Portal


Once you receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) from us you can proceed to apply for an Australian student visa.

KBS is a member of English Australia.

^ From 1 May 2023, Kaplan Business School will offer KTE tests to Cambodian and Vietnamese students via ProctorTrack. ProctorTrack is an online exam proctoring (invigilation) service that is used to ensure test security and detect cheating. For more information, download the KTE Test ProctorTrack Manual.