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Graduate Academic Skills

Develop your academic skills ahead of your university degree
The Graduate Academic Skills (GAS) course is a high-level academic skills course that gives you an introduction to academic culture at an Australian university.

Alvaro's experience

"My experience at CET and Graduate Academic Skills helped me to improve my academic skills in English. CET also gave me the opportunity to meet people from different countries and different parts of the world."

  • Develop skills in academic discussion, university assessment, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and collaboration.
  • Participate in lectures, tutorials and group activities, including a project assignment that involves exploring Sydney’s suburbs.
  • Develop digital skills to succeed at university, such as collaboration on discussion boards, creation of blogs and videos and the use of eLearning platforms.
  • Develop skills in self-reflection, self-assessment and autonomous learning.

Key benefits

  • Transition successfully to university study in Australia
  • Develop academic and research skills applicable to all fields of study
  • Participate in university life before starting your degree
  • Connect with the University of Sydney and build peer networks before your degree starts

Students will study for five weeks, with 20 hours of classes per week.

Start date End date CET application deadline
4 January 2022 5 February 2022 26 November 2021
6 June 2022 8 July 2022 13 May 2022

Please note: Application/payment deadline dates are for online classes. Face to face application/payment deadline dates will differ and advertised in due course.

Entry requirements

To study this course, you will need:

Fee information

Tuition fee: A$2625

Admin fee: A$300

Materials fee: A$150

Studying this course as a group (fees per student)

A$1000 for one week, A$1440 for two weeks, A$460 per week thereafter

Terms and conditions

Please read the Centre for English Teaching (CET) terms and conditions that apply to you.

Credit card surcharges

Payments made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) will incur a 1.53% surcharge.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

If you intend 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. See the overseas student health cover page for approved providers.


University of Sydney CRICOS code: 086047G

Centre for English Teaching CRICOS code: 042448J


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