Pathway to JCU

Students can package their TIES English language studies with courses at James Cook University. Applicants who have successfully completed the TIES program within the Currency Period will satisfy the English entry requirements for direct entry into selected JCU courses. These courses are delivered by JCU at its Townsville and Cairns campuses, North Queensland, Australia. Courses excluded from the direct entry pathway are all courses with English Language requirements as listed under Bands 2, 3a, 3b and 3c of the JCU Admissions Policy, Schedule II. For these excluded courses, students will have to sit an external English language test like IELTS or PTE before they can gain entry into the university course. TIES has an official PTE test centre on campus and the school will assist students in preparation of their exam. TIES students will even have the opportunity to book a mock test prior to their final PTE exam. TIES is here to assist students in their learning journey by packaging the English course with direct entry to selected JCU courses or alternatively, giving students the option to study in preparation to sit a PTE test for acceptance into other JCU courses (Bands 2, 3a, 3b and 3C of the JCU Admissions Policy, Schedule II).
 
TIES Pathway Program
Course Information
DurationFeeIELTS/PTE entry equivalentIELTS/PTE exit equivalentDirect Entry to JCU
Upper Intermediate20 hours a week for 11 weeks$300/week + $250 Enrolment fee ($3,550 in total for 11 weeks)IELTS: 5.0
PTE: 40
IELTS: 5.5
PTE: 46
Band P
Advanced20 hours a week for 11 weeks$300/week + $250 Enrolment fee ($3,550 in total for 11 weeks)IELTS: 5.5
PTE: 46
IELTS: 6.0
PTE: 52
Band 1
Preparation for entry to JCU via IELTS or PTE
Advanced+20 hours a week for 11 weeks$300/week + $250 Enrolment fee ($3,550 in total for 11 weeks)IELTS: 6.0
PTE: 52
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
Band 2
JCU Admissions Policy Schedule II
 
Please note that there are minimum component levels for each overall score. Please refer to JCU's English language requirements by clicking on the JCU website link below.

JCU CRICOS code: 00117J