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General English

INTAKES

Weekly

DURATION

10 week blocks

Domestic Fee

$250

CRICOS CODES

91501

NUMBER OF UNITS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Yes

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What study modes are available?

  • Entirely On Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)
20 CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK*

*Domestic students are only required to attend practical & lecture sessions.

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Our General English ELICOS program prepares students to use written and spoken English in a wide variety of settings, ranging from everyday conversations to advanced academic studies.

About this Course:

Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar. NIET provides free of charge English language level checking tools.

What You'll Learn:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Working with industry leaders

General English Partners

Entry Requirements

AGE
16
GRADE
IELTS

Age

Minimum age of 16 years

Education & Experience Requirements

English Language

Required Identification

Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)

Computer Skills & Equipment

Basic computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.

Further Information

Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.

INTAKES AND SCHEDULE

Standard Course Intake Dates:

Every week.

Class Schedule:

Daily from Tuesday to Friday

  • Elementary 9:00-2:30
  • Pre-Intermediate 9:00-2:30
  • Intermediate 12:00-5:00
  • Upper Intermediate 12:00-5:00
  • Advanced 12:00-5:00

Note: Guide only. Subject to change without notice.

TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Progress Test 

Each week you will get the chance to demonstrate your new vocabulary and grammar skills as you take a progress test based on the previous week’s content. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how much you have learned. You will be tested on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and functional language.

Workshops 

Workshop lessons focus on specific skills, for example, writing or listening and offer real life English materials such as short films. Writing workshops focus on different types of text, from emails to essays, offering lots of opportunities to practise. In addition, workshop lessons offer more opportunities for discussion on important and engaging life topics.

Pronunciation Workshop 

Students love this opportunity to hone their pronunciation skills. A fun based workshop that focuses on specific sounds, intonation and fluency with lots of opportunities to practise.

STRIDE 

Practise listening every day with this 30-minute autonomous activity based on useful information, such as the news, the weather or typical Australian activities. Watch the video and answer the questions at your own pace.

Core Classes 

Learn English with classmates from all over the world. Your dedicated teachers will guide and encourage you as you work towards your language goals. Here you will practise all the skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as improving your vocabulary and grammar.

UNITS

CORE UNITS

Unit Code
Unit Name

Intake Dates

  • 2024
    • AprilMonday, 22nd
    • AprilMonday, 29th
    • MayMonday, 06th
    • MayMonday, 20th
    • MayMonday, 27th
    • JuneMonday, 03rd
    • JuneMonday, 10th
    • JuneMonday, 17th
    • JuneMonday, 24th
    • JulyMonday, 01st
    • JulyMonday, 08th
    • JulyMonday, 15th
    • JulyMonday, 22nd
    • JulyMonday, 29th
    • AugustMonday, 05th
    • AugustMonday, 12th
    • AugustMonday, 19th
    • AugustMonday, 26th
    • SeptemberMonday, 02nd
    • SeptemberMonday, 09th
    • SeptemberMonday, 16th
    • SeptemberMonday, 23rd
    • SeptemberMonday, 30th
    • OctoberMonday, 07th
    • OctoberMonday, 14th
    • OctoberMonday, 21st
    • OctoberMonday, 28th
    • NovemberMonday, 04th
    • NovemberMonday, 11th
    • NovemberMonday, 18th

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Schedule & Campus

Hobart Tuition Fees

Course NameCourse
Duration
Domestic / Permanent ResidentCampus
Availability
Intakes
General English10 week blocks$250HBTWeekly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $250


Hobart Study & Schedule

Intakes for General English are Weekly.

KEY:
Lecture (F2F Online)
Lecture (On-Campus)
Practical (Offsite)
Practical (On Campus)
Supervised Training (Online)
Tutorial (F2F Online)
Tutorial (On Campus)
Session Recorded

Group A

MondayMon
TuesdayTue
Room 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mathew Facey
WednesdayWed
ThursdayThu
Room 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mathew Facey
FridayFri
Room 2
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mathew Facey
SaturdaySat
SundaySun

Hobart Course TRAINERS

Mathew Facey

Matthew brings a unique combination of qualifications, competencies and experience to the learning environment in the disciplines of Leadership and Management, Accounting, and English Language. He has post graduate qualifications in Management and has been a board director of a publicly listed company. He was qualified as a CPA (or equivalent) in three countries and was the country managing partner for a global accountancy firm. Matthew worked for several years as the senior financial advisor to the World Bank-funded Higher Education Project in Vietnam. He is also a Cambridge CELTA qualified English language teacher with over twenty years’ teaching experience in Asia and Australia. Matthew’s employers / contracting organisations have included (current names) PwC, Grant Thornton, World Bank / Government of Vietnam, and Accenture.

Hobart Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

Getting settled in Hobart

Based right in Salamanca Place, NIET Group Hobart Centre is a regional campus delivering one of Tasmania’s largest private vocational offerings. Located high on the fourth floor, views reach out across the Derwent river, with the campus affording study spaces tailor designed for learning & study. Hospitality students also benefit from proximity to outstanding venues located nearby.

Built for Diverse Learners

The facility offers functional classrooms, modest breakout spaces, and equipped massage clinic and training facility, with the capability to offer walk-in massage therapy.

Session Locations

Hobart Room 2

Here's what our General English students think

See why more than 8000 students have chosen NIET

Yuan Hsu
General English

In the past year, I met three teachers and they are the best education team I have met in my life. I’m Taiwanese learning English in Australia. In the beginning, I wasn’t able to speak even a sentence, but Jessica and Sukin were very patient to us. From my perspective, one of the most important things for junior English learner is to be given confidence by others. I had been taught by two of them from basic English. Finally, when I reached level 5, I met teacher Jayne, she would push us a little bit to learn more. I want to say again that, they are the best education team I have come across. They are so professional that they can be fully trusted.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.

1

Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.

2

Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

In the past year, I met three teachers and they are the best education team I have met in my life. I’m Taiwanese learning English in Australia. In the beginning, I wasn’t able to speak even a sentence, but Jessica and Sukin were very patient to us. From my perspective, one of the most important things for junior English learner is to be given confidence by others. I had been taught by two of them from basic English. Finally, when I reached level 5, I met teacher Jayne, she would push us a little bit to learn more. I want to say again that, they are the best education team I have come across. They are so professional that they can be fully trusted.

Yuan Hsu

My tutor Richard was always very encouraging and helped me through the entire process step by step.

Vance Siao

A great place to study Remedial massage course. Ross and Bill are great trainers who always provide us incredible helpful and informative practical advice.

SHU SHANG

I recently completed my certificate 3, I highly recommend it. Supportive & friendly staff, cooking facilities with great hygiene, tidy uniforms, good vibes. My placement was paid and I was promoted from level 2- level 3 in just a few months and received offers from renowned restaurants before graduating. Thanks to my chef Robert & Fiona-they always guided me with clear explanation & full energy.

Shoeb Hussain

I’ve had a really fantastic time studying with the institute – our training team are really personable and give us a really in-depth and industry-relevant training experience – both in terms of learning to cook, but also running a kitchen.

Rahul Maharjan

What a pleasure experience I would say. The online classes are well organised and always running smoothly. My trainer Jim is always supportive, whatever background you’re from he will be very patient to explain all the details. Should you have any questions about your assessments, just send an email to him, and he will get back to you very soon.

Peter Guo

From my experience, the admin staff are really helpful and are ready to guide you at anytime. My teacher Alvin is very approachable when you need further assistance in your class. He really knows what he is teaching.

Merlinda Isabelle

Excellent experience at NIET! Thanks to my trainer, Richard, for his professional and effective guidance. I gained so much knowledge and experience from this course and have confidence on future development in the field.

Li Yiming

Thanks to my trainer Sherwin, he is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful to students. Walking distance from the campus to Salamanca place, lots of nice cafes and restaurants there, very convenient location.

Kellen Yang

Just want to expressmy gratitude to my teacher Sherwin Thiarhia who is very helpful and motivated me on how to become a good and effective carer. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, giving me some tips and looking after me especially during my placement.

Jerico Gagui
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