Version Effective: 7th of January, 2019
Version Effective: 7th of January, 2019

PDC53513 - Test of English for Aviation Preparation Course

Course Details

Course Summary

In accordance with the English language requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO),  all pilots and air traffic personnel are now required to demonstrate their level of English proficiency. The new language proficiency requirements apply to all international air traffic communicators in the civil sector should they be native English speakers or non-native English speakers.

The Aviation English course is suitable for students who are aiming to reach ICAO Level 4 or above. At the end of the course students will have the option to take the test.

The 5-week course includes a total of 100 hours of tuition (20 hours per week).  The linguistic focus of the course is on i) pronunciation, ii) grammar and structures, iii) fluency and interactions (in a multilingual group), iv) aviation vocabulary & comprehension, v) preparation for the test.

The fee for this short course will be $1875.00.

Entry Requirements

Candidates require a level of English language proficiency equivalent to:

Pass grade at CQUEnglish English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP2) program 

IELTS 6.0 (no band below IELTS 5.5)

PTE-A 54 (no score less than 54 in any skill)



Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
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Study Area
  • English Language (ELICOS)
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Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
  • CNS - 097843K

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course is suitable for anyone who is considering a career in the aviation industry as a pilot or aircraft radio operator.  

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

5 weeks, 20 hours face to face per week.
  • On-campus
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes

Undertaking the Test of English for Aviation Preparation Course will enable students to meet their English language proficiency requirements for a career within the aviation industry. To meet these requirements students will need to demonstrate that they can do the following:

  1. Check, confirm, or clarify information in an aviation setting
  2. Respond appropriately in an emergency situation or during an unexpected event that could occur in an aviation scenario
  3. Respond without noticeable pauses or frequent repetition and self-correction when exchanging messages
  4. Use an accent which has little effect on intelligibility within the aeronautical community
  5. Communicate effectively in telephonic situations and face to face situations
  6. Listen and respond appropriately to instructions
  7. Recognise and resolve misunderstandings that may arise in a working situation.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sit the ICAO Test of Aviation English.

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