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Intensive Test Preparation Course

Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) is an intensive English test preparation course for students who wish to undertake the IELTS test. It is also suitable for students who wish to qualify for entry into Direct Entry Courses (DEC).
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You may undertake the Intensive Test Preparation Course (ITP) as part of a Customised Program during your time in Sydney. This course is 20 hours per week, which is 4 hours per day (Monday - Friday) either in the morning or afternoon. The minimum age is 18 years. You may choose one of the following options below.

Intensive Test Preparation Course (open classes)

This option means your group will be integrated into one of our existing ITP classes. You will attend classes with other international students from a variety of countries around the world.

Intensive Test Preparation Course (closed classes)

This option means your group will have their own private ITP classes. This option requires a minimum of 15 students.

Key benefits

  1. Maximise your employment, migration and academic prospects by acquiring an internationally recognised test result.
  2. Learn effective test-taking skills and strategies.
  3. Increase your English language proficiency and confidence level.
  4. Improve current study practices to maximise your time and effort.
  5. Reach your target level and qualify for the Direct Entry Course (DEC).

What will I learn?

  • Improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking test skills through a task based approach to learning.
  • Receive regular, personalised feedback through interviews with highly qualified teachers.
  • Review your progress goals and create an individualised study plan through weekly progress tests.
  • Access targeted online resources that meet your individual learning needs.

Entry requirements

If applying for Intensive Test Preparation Course (open classes) then your group will need a minimum level of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. We will place you in an English test preparation class according to your current and most recent IELTS score or equivalent or your score on the CET Placement Test.


Intensive Test Preparation Course (open classes)

AUD$1440 for 2 weeks, AUD$460 per week after.

Intensive Test Preparation Course (closed classes)

AUD$1000 for 1 week.

AUD$1440 for 2 weeks, AUD$460 per week after.


Intensive Test Preparation Course (open classes)

Minimum 2 weeks. No maximum limit on weeks.

Intensive Test Preparation Course (closed classes)

1 week available for minimum 20 students.

2-40 weeks available for minimum 15 students.

Student video

Anna Sharonina

Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) student

CET transformed me both personally and professionally. When I started my ITP course I thought it was so hard, but my teacher gave my confidence and told me that there is nothing you cannot do if you put your mind to it.

Important Fee Information

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions that apply to your offer, enrolment and course at CET: CET Terms and Conditions.

Credit card surcharges

Course payments made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will incur a surcharge of 1.53% of the total cost.

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)

If you are intending to study under a student visa, you will need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). CET can arrange OSHC for you with Allianz as part of the application process. Simply indicate the type of insurance required (single/dual/family) on step 2 of the application form. You may also arrange your own cover from any of the government approved providers below:

For more information, please review the University of Sydney's Overseas Student Health Cover page.