Academic Assistance


The IES Foundation Year program has been designed to provide students with an excellent level of individual attention and assistance. Students experience a variety of teaching styles and learning environments: 

  • Standard classes and tutorials
  • Keynote lectures
  • Computer lab classes
  • Discussion/seminar classes
  • Help sessions/non-compulsory tutorials
  • Language development and IELTS preparation classes.
  • In most cases, the average class size is 20 students, with smaller tutorials in English Language.

Academic, career and study guidance

The student counsellors provide:

  • a range of programs and support to help students settle into their new academic and living situations.
  • workshops at the start of the year in areas such as living on a budget, signing contracts and accommodation options.
  • sessions on presentation skills, assignment writing and coping with exam nerves.
  • assistance in determining programs of study at university and information about future careers.
  • assistance with sourcing and approaching suitable tutors within the Brisbane area for students requiring additional individual support beyond that supplied by IES Foundation Year.

Remedial Assistance:

  • student performance is carefully monitored and students are given regular feedback.
  • remedial tutorials are recommended for students experiencing difficulty with any subject. (These are small group sessions that revise work already covered but do not involve any extra assessment.)

Research Skills:

  • Research is an integral part of tertiary study, especially at The University of Queensland.
  • As part of the core subject Academic English for University Studies, students are instructed in research methods.
  • Academic English also incorporates information about the culture, history and people of Australia.
  • Research skills specific to the requirements of each academic discipline are incorporated into the coursework of each subject.