Preparation for the PTE Academic
Gain advanced English and professional communication skills to help you excel in your PTE Academic test. Ensure you achieve the highest score possible to take your study or career goals to the next level.
‘Preparation for the PTE Academic’ is a course designed to give you extensive practice and knowledge of the PTE Academic test types.
Why PTE Academic?
The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.
- Fast results typically available within five business days.
- Fair and secure with computer-based marking and palm-scanning for security
- Real life language
- Send your scores to unlimited institutions
- Accepted by universities, TAFEs and professional associations around the world
- Approved for all Australian and New Zealand student visa and migration applications
Canberra Institute of Technology Library at CIT Reid is an official test centre for PTE Academic.
Monday - Friday:
Class: 9.30-11.30am | Break: 11.30am-12.00pm | Class: 12.00-2.00pm
Preparation for the Pearson Test of English Academic (PPTEA)
CRICOS: 099898A | National ID: N/A
Semester 2, 2019: 30 September
Semester 1, 2020: 10 February, 27 April
Semester 2, 2020: 20 July, 6 October
Fees include a B2 Coursebook and a PTE Academic test (upon successful completion of the course).
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.
Entry: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 79, PTE Academic 58
- Course Subjects
Likely Job Outcome
These courses prepare students for further study at CIT or university, or to join the workforce in Australia or in their country of origin that require a proficiency in English language.
Teaching Methods and Assessment
Our teachers are professionally qualified, enthusiastic and very helpful. They provide interactive classes which encourage participation and promote self-confidence. The teachers use a variety of modern teaching methods including class room delivery, lectures, tutorials, discussion groups, computer assisted learning, portable electronic devices and online materials to deliver courses.
CIT has modern facilities for teaching and learning which include classrooms, lecture theatres, libraries, 24 hour computer laboratories, portable electronic devices, a language laboratory, study centres, flexible learning centres and individual tutorial assistance, as well as friendly informal conversation groups. Interactive computerised whiteboards are also used to enhance learning.
A combination of formative and summative assessment tasks will be used. All assessment tasks will be completed throughout the course. Assessments are contextualised to meet the learning goals, and are based on the PTEA test types.
The PTEA is assessed using a fully automated scoring system and while marking criteria will be based as closely as possible on the official Pearson PTE Academic Score Guide summative results cannot be used as an indicative measure of a student’s actual performance in the PTEA.
Note that this course is aimed at students who are already reasonably proficient in English and want to achieve a PTEA score in a higher bracket.
Confidence in spoken English, including extended phrases, and advanced grammatical and syntactic elements for use in an academic context.
Confidence listening to spoken English (in a variety of accents), including English used in an academic context and recognising definitions, examples, explanations, generalisations, clarification and emphasis.
Confidence reading English, including academic English, and recognising synonyms, antonyms, suffixes, prefixes, word families, collocation and idioms used in an academic context.
Confidence writing English, which includes analysing essay structures, determining a writer’s purpose and audience, and chronological and logical sequencing of ideas to support an argument.
Pathways to Further Study
Completion of Preparation for the PTE Academic gives students the opportunity to sit a PTE Academic test on the Reid campus.
This test, and high level of English proficiency, can help students gain direct entry into the Diploma of Nursing.Preparation for the PTE Academic▼
10 weeksDiploma of Nursing
other further study at CIT or university