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Study English in paradise! Do you like sailing, diving... Come to the right place and join us.
Featuring warm days all year round and a relaxed and friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere, the Whitsundays is known as the Saling Mecca of Australia. Located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s greatest aquatic playground, and home to over 74 tropical islands, the Whitsundays offers one of the largest choices of marine tourism experiences -learn to scuba dive or sail on the Great Barrier Reef marine park.
Airlie Beach, nestled amid rainforest ridges, tropical island horizons and bordered by coastal bays, yachts and marinas attracts visitors from around the world. Airlie Beach lagoon, situated on the landscaped Pacific Ocean foreshore, offers swimmers safe all year round, free access to clear, clean waters, a stroll from the main street and 10 minutes bus ride from the Whitsundays College of English.
Shute Harbour is a busy port and departure point to the tropical Island resorts and national parks. Over 70% of the Whitsundays region consists of protected marine and national parks. Conway National Park State rainforest areas offer a range of walking treks through tropical rainforests and with views of the sea and Whitsundays Islands.
The township of Proserpine is located inland from Airlie Beach. The Proserpine Sugar Mill reflects the importance of sugar cane farming in the district.

The English for Tertiary Studies (ETS):
SACE English for Tertiary Studies Courses are for students planning to study at an Australian University, TAFE, VET or Hospitality Institution. The courses are designed for students who need to improve their English language to meet admission requirements of the tertiary institutions.
SACE ETS courses include academic English training in:
• „ Academic reading and critical analysis
• „ Academic writing
• „ Academic listening and note‐taking
• „ Oral presentations and tutorials
• „ Research and study skills
• „ Grammar
IELTS Preparation:
The SACE IELTS Preparation programme is an intensive 12 to 24 week course.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the level of English of non‐native English speakers who require English for Academic, Professional purposes or for visa application for Austral

Successful completion of the SACE IELTS Preparation Course will allow students DIRECT ENTRY to the following institutions (students are not required to take an IETLS Test for entry):
• „Flinders University
• University of Tasmania
• James Cook University
• Central Queensland University
• TAFE South Australia
• „TAFE Tasmania
• „Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE
• Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
• Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE
• Le Cordon Bleu
• International College of Hotel Managment (ICHM)
General English:
SACE General English programmes are designed to improve students’ English language communication skills to prepare for future study, work, travel or career change.
Core classes concentrate on developing grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing & pronunciation skills in real-life situations.
Afternoon classes, “Special Studies”, allow students to specialise and choose one or two Special Studies from a wide range of Special Studies options. These include:
• Examination Preparation (IELTS, TOEIC)
• Academic Study Skills
• Business English
• English for Hospitality
• Conversation and Pronunciation
• Vocabulary Development
• Australian Studies
• English Environment Studies
• Advanced Writing/Grammar
Intensive Plus - 30 hours (25 General Intensive English + 5 hours of 1 to 1)
General Intensive English - 25 hours per week
General Intensive English (standard) - 20 hours per week
General English part-time - 17 hours per week
English in the Teacher’s House On demand
Private Tuition On demand
Cambridge Examination:
Cambridge qualifications have a very high level of international recognition both by universities and employers as evidence of English. The SACE Cambridge Examination Preparation Course helps students prepare for the examinations.

Preliminary English ( PET)
First Certificate in English (FCE)
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Students are sent a Pre-Test to allow SACE to advise their English language proficiencyand appropriate examination.

English & Sailing:
The Whitsundays College of English, together with a leading Whitsundays’ Sailing School, offers students the opportunity to progress their English language skills whilst also gaining an internationally accredited sailing qualification - the Introduction to Sailing or Competent Crew Certificate. Airlie Beach, Whitsundays is a sailing paradise. It is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and includes 74 tropical islands. Its sheltered clear blue waters and pristine beauty have made the Whitsundays renowned as one of the world’s greatest aquatic playgrounds.

English & Diving:
English plus Diving is a full-time course offered in the Whitsundays. Students complete a full-time General Intensive English Language Course at a level appropriate to their English proficiency. In the week following the English Course, students will complete a 3 Day Open Water Dive Course which includes both theory and practical diving sessions leading to the SSI Certificate in Open Water Diving.
Evergreen (seniors):
SACE Evergreen Programme consists of English language classes in the morning plus three organised afternoon cultural activities each week. Evergreen students are also welcome to join the Club SACE Activity programme organised each week. The SACE Evergreen Programme is available in Adelaide, Hobart and Great Barrier Reef Whitsundays or any combination of campuses.
This course is suitable for visitor visa holders. You will complete a 17 hours English language classes per week plus 3 afternoon excursions per week. Each SACE campus offers a very different environment, history, climate and activities so the Evergreen activities programme will vary from campus to campus. Some students choose to complete their Evergreen course at a combination of 2 or 3 SACE campuses.
English & TOEIC Preparation:
The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) is an English language proficiency test for people whose native language is not English. It measures everyday English skills of people working in an international environment. TOEIC test scores indicate how well people can communicate in English with others in the global work place.

International Secondary School Bridging Programme:
This course aims to prepare students for Secondary School study in South Australia, Whitsundays, Tasmania or other Australian States. The minimum English proficiency level for entry into this programme is intermediate.

English & Volunteering:
SACE English and Volunteering Programme offers the opportunity to learn more about the Australian nature and environment by participating in volunteer placements in national parks or conservation areas.
This course is suitable for visitors, Working Holiday makers and student visa holders. You will complete a minimum 4 week Intensive English language course followed by a Volunteer Placement for the period requested. You will need a minimum of an Intermediate level of English (PET/IELTS 5.0 or equivalent) to commence your Volunteer placement so consider if you need to plan a longer English language course to achieve this. Volunteer Placements are from 1 to 6 weeks.
Applications for English and Volunteering must be received at least 8 weeks prior commencement.
This course is for people who enjoy outdoor activities mixing with other people and are interested in being involved with nature and environmental activities.
English & Work Experience:
The South Australian College of English, an Australian leader in this area, has successfully conducted English and Work Experience Programmes since 1990. Our English and Work Experience Programme provides students the opportunity of developing professional work skills whilst practicing English in the workplace.
Work placements are unpaid.
This course is suitable for Working Holiday makers and student visa holders. You will complete a minimum 4 week Intensive English language course followed by a Work placement/internship for the period requested. You will need an Upper Intermediate level of English (FCE/IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) to commence your work experience placement/internship so consider if you need to plan a longer English language course to achieve this. You will also need to submit your current resume and work experience preferences with you application. Applications for English and Work Experience/Internship must be received at least 8 weeks prior commencement.
English & WorkOz:
SACE WorkOz Programme is a study and work programme to assist students to prepare for and find
temporary and part-time work in Australia.
The WorkOz Programme includes a minimum 4 weeks full-time English language course, employment preparation and job placement assistance.
This course is suitable for Working Holiday makers and student visa holders who would like to find temporary or part-time work. Work placements include jobs in restaurants, cleaning, fruit picking, hospitality and other manual work in Adelaide and the Whitsundays.
You will complete a minimum 4 week Intensive English language course. During your course, commencing in the first week, you will meet with a SACE staff member in the afternoon to take you through the SACE WorkOz programme. On completion of the WorkOz programme you will have all your work documents completed and have attended two job interviews.
You will need an Intermediate level of English (PET/IELTS 5.0 or equivalent) for employment your so consider if you need to plan a longer English language course to achieve this.
Teacher Training:
The South Australian College of English Teacher Training Division was established in 1992 to train English Language Teachers. SACE Colleges’ Teacher Training Divisions conduct short intensive courses for native or non-native teachers of English in Adelaide and Hobart.

Accommodation is an important part of the students’ language experience. SACE Colleges take great care in selecting student accommodation - homestay, hotels or apartments.
Homestay Accommodation
Homestay is our most popular accommodation option.
Families are carefully selected, and students carefully matched with host families.
In selecting homestay families, SACE believes it is important to choose families who appreciate hosting international students. SACE homestay is usually a very successful and happy experience for the student.
In selecting host families, we do not look for luxury and comfort in the material sense but for families who appreciate receiving international students (the word ’family’ should not be taken too literally; our families could include a single parent or a childless couple who take in students because they enjoy the company).
Homestay accommodation includes 3 meals per day and all bed linen and towels.There is a minimum booking of four weeks homestay, unless course length is less than 4 weeks.

SACE Whitsunday Student House
The SACE Whitsunday Student House is a large, fully self-contained house located within walking distance to the College, beach, shopping centres and bus stop. The house features spacious bedrooms, share kitchen, share living room, share bathroom and share laundry facilities. It is serviced once per week and all linen, cutlery and crockery are supplied.

Apartment Accommodation
Self Contained Studio Apartments - Fully furnished apartments are located a short twenty minute walk from the Whitsundays College of English. Each apartment has is fully self-contained, air-conditioned, includes linen and has access to a pool. Apartment accommodation is organised prior to arrival.

Hostel Accommodation
The Whitsundays College of English is very centrally located. A number of hostels are located within a 10 to 15 walk or short bus trip from the College.
Most hostel accommodation is based on single or shared room basis. Twin, triple shared rooms and single rooms are also available. Students have the use of shared kitchen, bathroom and common room facilities. Hostel accommodation is usually organised prior arrival.
Share accommodation
For students who would prefer to live with local people, in a non-catered, independent environment, a private share house may be the answer. There is a share accommodation noticeboard at the College which lists current vacancies. College staff can also provide information on the best place to find share accommodation.

Activities & Excursions
A variety of exciting activities are offered through our Club SACE Programme at the Whitsundays. Club SACE activities are organised through the week and at weekends. These include sporting, cultural and entertainment events including a weekly movie.
Students are given a Club SACE Programme every four weeks.

Club SACE Friday Excursions may include:
• A treasure hunt through Airlie Beach
• Bush walking through the National Parks
• Beach cricket and a BBQ
• Swimming at the seaside lagoon
• International food fair
• Visit to the Proserpine Museum
• Trivia night
Club SACE Weekend Activities may include:
• Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
• Sailing trip to Blue Pearl Bay
• Exploring the majestic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
• Camping on a deserted tropical island
• Visiting the unique sub-tropical rainforests and Cedar Creek Falls
• Horse riding though the rainforest
• Exploring Airlie Beach on a scooter
• Viewing crocodiles in the wild on an Eco Safari tour
• Cuddling koalas at the Hamilton Island Koala Gallery