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IELTS Online General Training: Full Course - 4 Modules

Non-Award | MAQ-IELTS500 | 2024

Polish your English reading, listening, writing and speaking skills and prepare for the International English Language Testing System test. Benefit from interactive learning activities.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
30 Dec 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
1 Jan 2024

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IELTS Online General Training: Full Course - 4 Modules

About this subject

  • In the IELTS Online General Training you will:

    1. learn the format of all four sections of the test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
    2. become familiar with and practise different question types
    3. learn strategies for reading and locating answers quickly
    4. organise your time effectively
    5. analyse and understand IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2 questions
    6. plan and organise your writing effectively
    7. check and edit your writing
    8. understand the instructions you hear in the test
    9. possess the listening strategies and skills you need to help locate the answers
    10. improve your confidence in the three sections of the IELTS Speaking test
    11. learn the skills and strategies needed to achieve fluency and coherence in your speaking
    12. develop your range and accuracy in vocabulary and grammar.

Entry requirements


You should have at least an intermediate level of English (approximately IELTS Band 5 or TOEFL PBT 520 or iBT 68).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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Single subjects are the individual components that make up a degree. With Open Universities Australia, you’re able to study many of them as stand-alone subjects, including postgraduate single subjects, without having to commit to a degree.

Each of your subjects will be held over the course of a study term, and they’ll usually require 10 to 12 hours of study each week. Subjects are identified by a title and a code, for example, Developmental Psychology, PSY20007.

How can I use single subjects to get into a full degree?

First, find the degree that you would like to study on our website.

If that degree allows entry via undergraduate subjects, there will be information about this under the Entry Requirements section. You will find a list of 2-4 open enrolment subjects you need to successfully complete to qualify for admission into that qualification.

Once you pass those subjects, you will satisfy the academic requirements for the degree, and you can apply for entry.

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