For complete details about DEC entry requirements, please see "Outline of entry requirements" heading below.
During the DEC course I applied to be a CET Student Leader. This experience actually inspired me to be a volunteer overseas. I built houses and taught English to students in the second poorest village in Sri Lanka. I am really proud of myself after that experience.
36, 25, 15, 10 or 5 teaching weeks (up to 40 calendar weeks). Please see "DEC course schedule" below for course details.
To be accepted into a DEC English course as an ESL student, you will need a Conditional Offer of Admission to the University of Sydney and your current and most recent IELTS test result or equivalent. The University accepts IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English and TOEFL as recognition for English language entry requirements.
First, answer the following three questions:
Then, using the table and the Additional conditions below, choose the Direct Entry Course (DEC) that matches your English language proficiency and your chosen University course.
For further information, please see Entry requirements for DEC 36 and DEC 25.
If you have a test result other than IELTS, check the test concordance table below for the IELTS score that matches your English language score.
Then, answer the following three questions:
Finally, using the table and the Additional conditions above, choose the Direct Entry Course (DEC) that matches your English language proficiency and your chosen University course.
Test concordance table
Our learning support program provides face-to-face and online support to further strengthen your skills throughout the course and for university.
All DEC courses are 20 hours per week of English learning at CET, with additional tasks to complete independently.
|Course||Start date||Finish date||Uni start||Uni semester||CET application deadline|
(36 teaching weeks)
|3 May 2021||4 Feb 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||9 Apr 2021|
|5 Oct 2021||8 Jul 2022||2 Aug 2022||Sem 2 2022||27 Aug 2021|
(25 teaching weeks)
|19 Jul 2021||4 Feb 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||2 July 2021|
|4 Jan 2022||9 Jul 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||12 Nov 2021|
(15 teaching weeks)
|5 Oct 2021||4 Feb 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||27 Aug 2021|
|22 Mar 2022||9 Jul 2022||2 Aug 2022||Sem 2 2022||26 Feb 2022|
(10 teaching weeks)
|8 Nov 2021||4 Feb 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||1 Oct 2021|
(5 teaching weeks)
|7 Jun 2021||9 Jul 2021||2 Aug 2021||Sem 2 2021||14 May 2021|
|4 Jan 2022||5 Feb 2022||21 Feb 2022||Sem 1 2022||12 Nov 2021|
|Course name||Tuition fee||Admin fee||Materials fee|
|DEC 36 (36 teaching weeks)||$21,960||$300||$460|
|DEC 25 (25 teaching weeks)||$15,250||$300||$350|
|DEC 15 (15 teaching weeks)||$9,150||$300||$250|
|DEC 10 (10 teaching weeks)||$6,100||$300||$200|
|DEC 5 (5 teaching weeks)||$3,050||$300||$150|
For terms and conditions related to fees please see: Terms and conditions.
Please read the terms and conditions that apply to your offer, enrolment and course at CET: CET Terms and Conditions.
Course payments made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will incur a surcharge of 1.53% of the total cost.
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.
36, 25, 15, 10 or 5 teaching weeks (up to 40 calendar weeks)
University of Sydney CRICOS code: