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Gateway English

Gateway English takes your intermediate-level knowledge of English and builds on developing and applying your skills at a higher level. We’ll introduce you to study management strategies and advance your language skills in academic settings.

Your Curtin English pathway to Curtin University – Gateway English

This course is for students with an IELTS score of at least 5.0. After passing Gateway English, you will be ready for Curtin College or English Language Bridging, which is the final step before starting your studies at Curtin University.

What you’ll learn

The Gateway English curriculum will teach you:

  • report writing
  • essay writing
  • pronunciation
  • research skills
  • oral presentation skills
  • note taking

• critical thinking
• effective listening
• vocabulary and grammar
• communication in multicultural environments

Course details

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Each Gateway English unit is 6 weeks in length : 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 18 weeks, and 24 weeks. Each course duration is offered full-time in person at Curtin’s Bentley campus.

Wondering which course duration you’ll need to complete? Use the pathway calculator to find out. 

Sample timetable

Course dates


Number of weeks2024 fees*
6 week courseA$3,364
12 week courseA$6,728
18 week courseA$10,092
24 week courseA$13,456

Please note, an additional one time enrolment fee of A$280 is required per course.

*indicative fees – subject to change

Requirements to pass

There is a range of different assessments during the course which will assess your skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. The grade which you require to move on to the next stage of your learning will be stated in your letter of offer.

Find the right Curtin English course for you

Find the right Curtin English course for you

Use your current English language proficiency test score to calculate the Curtin English pathway to your university study.

Unsure of your English skill level? Curtin English can provide a free online placement test, known as Password, to determine your current level of English and then to plan your pathway. This can be done through a Curtin registered agent or partner.

How to apply

For questions on applying to Curtin English, contact us via our online web form.

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