STUDYING AT IES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
The compulsory subject Academic English (AE) and its core units are specifically designed to develop students’ academic English for university studies and IELTS skills while increasing their knowledge of Australian culture. All students are offered additional English Language Assistance classes in addition to their AE studies. Students whose undergraduate aim requires a higher IELTS score will be offered IELTS preparation classes.
Student counsellors provide caring, experienced counselling and advice. Their assistance is readily available in person or online, throughout the year for any problems that arise.
ACADEMIC CAREER & STUDY GUIDANCE
Study Advisors are available to help students with presentation skills, assignment writing and coping with exam nerves.
If you are having difficulties in a particular subject, Study Advisors can arrange for extra tutorial support. These are small group sessions that revise work already covered but do not involve any extra assessments.
INDIVIDUAL STUDY PLANS & INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
The teachers and student services staff work together to identify students experiencing academic difficulties, who require further intervention strategies than what is provided in extra tutorials.
GUIDANCE WITH UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT
Our Study Advisors will provide programs and career advice to assist students in making informed choices about their futures, and in selecting the most suitable undergraduate programs for their chosen career path.
All onshore students are given a mobile phone contact number so that they can call IES staff at any time in case of emergencies.
SUPPORTING UNDER 18S
For any onshore under 18 Students IES provides guardianship and a range of services including a 24 hour emergency telephone number, and a regular contact regime.
At the commencement of each intake, a virtual orientation program will be provided with an introduction to the 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation program and IES College.
Your student handbook is available to download here: