What will I learn?

The Direct Entry Course (DEC) is a tailored program which helps you develop your English and academic skills before commencing a degree at an Australian university.

Gain entry to your degree at the University of Sydney and build peer networks through our Direct Entry Course.

What you will learn

English language and academic skills through units of study based on discipline-specific themes and genre based assessments

Academic digital literacy skills through collaborative project-based research assignments

Study skills by using reflective practice

Develop your academic style, academic vocabulary and essay writing, report writing and case study skills as well as academic discussion skills

Develop critical thinking, problem solving and multimedia presentation skills through collaborative projects

Improve your individual language learning needs through online self-study resources

Which department am I in?

Centre for English Teaching

Study options

Full Time (20 hours)

Tuition fees
DEC 36 (36 teaching weeks): AUD $21,960; DEC 25 (25 teaching weeks): AUD $15,250; DEC 15 (15 teaching weeks): AUD $9,150; DEC 10 (10 teaching weeks): AUD $6,100; DEC 5 (5 teaching weeks): AUD $3,050

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October, November 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities

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