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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

The University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation (UCTP) for Postgraduate Studies is designed to help you meet the English language requirements for a QUT postgraduate degree that requires an overall IELTS score of 6.5 for entry. During this one semester program, you will study one faculty unit while developing your:

  • academic English language
  • lateral thinking
  • research skills
  • presentation skills

This program will move you beyond vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, to cognitive, conceptual knowledge, and formal academic language.


  • Complete in one semester full-time.
  • Pathway to postgraduate programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 (no sub-scores below 6).
  • Study one faculty unit that counts towards your chosen QUT postgraduate program while developing your English language capability and academic literacy.



Study options

Full Time (13 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $10,050 per course (48 credit points)
Start date

15 July 2022, 21 November 2022


QUT College

Kelvin Grove Campus,

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have a completed recognised bachelor degree.

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with Listening, Speaking score of 5, Reading and Writing of 5.5; TOEFL iBT score of 71 with Listening score of 10, Writing score of 18, Reading score of 14 and Speaking score of 14; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 50 with Reading, Writing score of 46 and Listening, Speaking score of 38; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 169 with Reading, Writing score of 162 and Listening, Speaking score of 154.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.