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English for International Business Communication

Photograph of Brisbane City by Lauren Bath
Photograph of Brisbane City by Lauren Bath

Develop your confidence to use English to communicate in real-world business situations. 


Our teachers are highly experienced and have a keen interest in business English teaching as well as practical business experience. 

I am very satisfied with my choice to study the ICTE-UQ EIBC course because I finally found what I was looking for - a course that focused completely on business English. - Daisuke, Japan


What will you learn?

Through this course, you will learn to:

  • write business correspondence, resumes, reports and promotional materials
  • actively contribute to business meetings
  • deliver formal business presentations
  • gain knowledge of current business terminology and communication practices.  

What will you do?

In class you will use modern course books as well as real-world listening and reading materials from the media, the internet and business journals. You will prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations.  You will also visit a workplace or tradeshow, where you will meet and speak with business people.

laptop iconBring your own device

You are encouraged to bring your own device to class to assist with studies (laptop or tablet).

Sample timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Business presentations Integrated business skills: Speaking Integrated business skills: Listening Business presentations: Writing Integrated business skills: Reading
Audio-Visual Integrated business skills: Reading Integrated business skills: Speaking Corporate writing Integrated business skills: Listening



Entry Requirements

Minimum IELTS 5.0 or similar. All students are tested on their first day at ICTE-UQ to determine their course and class level. Read more.


5 to 20 weeks.  Typically students study 10 weeks at level 1, 10 weeks at level 2.


20 hours face-to-face classes and five hours of SKILL-UP self-directed learning each week.

Course fees and dates

Around $400 per week for tuition.  


Tests every 5 weeks.  Read more.


Course dates and fees ($AUD)

Enrolment length Tuition  Student services & materials

Total inc $220 enrolment fee

5 weeks $2,000 $50 $2,270
10 weeks $4,000 $100 $4,320
15 weeks $6,000 $150 $6,370
20 weeks $8,000 $200 $8,420
25 weeks $10,000 $250 $10,470
30 weeks $12,000 $300 $12,520
35 weeks $14,000 $350 $14,570
40 weeks $16,000 $400 $16,620
45 weeks $18,000 $450 $18,670


1. 9 January - 10 February 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks (ESP : TESOL A)
2. 13 February - 17 March 2017 5 weeks  5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks (ESP : TESOL B)
3. 27 March - 28 April 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
4. 2 May - 2 June 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
5. 12 June - 14 July 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
6. 24 July - 25 August 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
7. 28 August - 29 September 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
8. 9 October - 10 November 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  
9. 13 November - 15 December 2017 5 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks  

Preferred provider health cover fees

Student visa holders are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover.  After receiving your enrolment, ICTE-UQ will calculate the exact period you will require 'Overseas Student Health Cover' provided by Allianz Global Assistance and include the fees in your Offer Letter.

Enrolment Period

Student only cover Dual Family cover* Multi Family cover+
10 weeks AUD$ 220 - 275 AUD$ 1,077 AUD$ 1,558
15 weeks AUD$ 275 - 330  AUD$ 1,292 AUD$ 1,870
20 weeks AUD$ 376 AUD$ 1,473 AUD$ 2,393
25 weeks AUD$ 469 AUD$ 1,834 AUD$ 2,654
30 weeks AUD$ 516 AUD$ 2,014 AUD$ 2,915
35 weeks AUD$ 562 AUD$ 2,195 AUD$ 3,176
40 weeks AUD$ 717 AUD$ 2,756 AUD$ 3,999
45 weeks AUD$ 880 AUD$ 3,328 AUD$ 4,840

* Dual Family Cover = 1 student + 1 adult partner (spouse or de-facto) OR 1 student + 1 or more children
+ Multi Family Cover = 1 student + 1 adult partner (spouse or de-facto) + 1 or more children

These figures are based on the number of weeks per course. In some cases, your Student Visa duration may be longer to allow for extra session breaks. 


Placement fee $250
Weekly fee  $250
Late payment fee $50

Airport transfers (each way)

Brisbane airport $110
Coolangatta airport (Gold Coast) $235
'No show' fee $30-60


What our students are doing

Marta Silvia Delachi (Italy)
Marta Silva DelachiCompleted English for International Business Communication and Internship Program, now working in fashion in London

I really wanted to go to Australia, and I wanted to improve my English and change my career. I dreamed of working in fashion and for the first time in Australia I imagined myself doing that in an international environment.

It was very exciting and so new for me to study in Australia, and so different to Europe. The University of Queensland is such a good place to study: good teachers, good lessons, good structure and great extra-curricular activities. I had the best experience, and one that lead me to rethink my future in Italy. It wasn’t just the different environment at UQ, it was the technology, the facilities, the healthy environment, the international experience and integration with lots of different people from diverse cultures.

These days I am now working as a Product Merchandiser for a premium high street fashion brand in London. Even now when I go for interviews one of the things that attracts the most attention on my CV is the Australian study. The ICTE-UQ course definitely perfected the business English language skills that are so pivotal to my current job. 

Get in touch

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The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

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