Study English language courses in Australia before you start your degree or diploma with Torrens University Language Centre (TULC). As part of Australia’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia - we are proud to be expanding our range of English language courses, to cater for students preparing for entrance to vocational, higher education and post-graduate courses.

Our experienced faculty have been delivering English language programs in Australia for more than 20 years. Founded in 1995 as the Billy Blue College of English, we teach specialty English, as well as Academic and General English courses, to students from around the world. Upon completion of their English language studies, most of our students go on to further study in Australia with many creating successful careers in their field of choice.

Whether you intend to study English for higher education preparation, to advance your career, or simply as part of a ‘study vacation’, we have a range of suitable courses for your purposes.

Direct Entry Pathway (DEP)

TULC is proud to offer 4 highly-popular Direct Entry Programs, which prepare international students for admission to all our colleges, and ensure their success once they have progressed to their academic course.

  • 10-week or 15-week course options
  • 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Maximum class size – 18 students
  • Introduction to formal industry-related study
  • Learn specific concepts and language
  • Develop your industry-related vocabulary
  • Observe a Torrens University Australia class to improve your listening and note-taking skills
  • Study with like-minded, motivated students in small, interactive groups
  • Prepare effectively for further study and to advance your career


  • Flexible entry into our modularized EAP Courses. Students must complete 10 weeks at each level in order to articulate
  • 20 hours per week face-to-face teaching (Monday to Friday)
  • Learn important Academic English skills essential for success at an Australian University, including how to complete a research essay and the correct reference techniques.
  • Students learn how to give presentation sand seminars, as well as weekly and end-of-course tests.
  • Upon successful completion, students are qualified for entrance to any Laureate Australia college without the requirement to undertake any further testing, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE,


  • 5-30 weeks course
  • 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Maximum class size – 18 students
  • Improve English communication (listening and speaking), reading and writing skills, become a confident speaker of English and an independent learner
  • Introduction to Australian culture, customs, everyday social interactions and idiomatic expressions
  • Basic study skills to helps students adapt to the academic environment
  • Successful General English graduates qualify for entrance to any Direct Entry Program or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, which lead to entrance to any Laureate Australia college without completing an IELTS or TOEFL test.
  • Study with like-minded, motivated students in small, interactive groups
  • Prepare effectively for further study and to advance your career

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  • Recognised and accredited English language courses
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  • At TULC you are a name, not a number. Your success is important to us.
  • Many TULC students go on to attend Torrens University Australia or another Laureate Australia institution, after completing their English-language course.
  • Our Learning and Academic Skills Unit (LASU) team provide you with FREE, ongoing academic skills support - both face-to-face and through our popular online portal - so you can always turn to someone for help with your studies.

Academic Skills cover the following areas:

  • Analysing
  • Critical thinking
  • Paraphrasing
  • Presenting
  • Report writing
  • Research skills
  • Referencing
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

We support our students in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne and deliver lectures/workshops on the above topics including online sessions and individual bookings for on-campus students.

Modern and safe campuses in Sydney


The Rock


Courses delivered here:

  • Hospitality Direct Entry Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091565J
  • General English Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091561B
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091562A

The Rocks campus is located in Sydney’s historical district in a gorgeous warehouse heritage building. Located on the Sydney Harbour shore and minutes from Sydney’s central business district, the campus features state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces, natural light and views of the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge! The campus has recently undergone an extensive renovation.

  • William Blue Dining’ – our award- winning training restaurant
  • Fully-equipped commercial kitchen facilities
  • Research centre and library
  • Computer facilities with the latest software


The Rock


Courses delivered here:

  • Health Direct Entry Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091566G

This dedicated holistic health and wellbeing campus is located in Pyrmont, which is one of Sydney’s fastest-growing communities and a short walk to Darling Harbour. The Pyrmont campus is minutes from Sydney’s central business district with easy access to public transport. Students enjoy the latest in learning technology and a creative, social and collaborative learning environment. The campus is bright and modern with facilities including.

  • Student cafeteria
  • Student Library
  • Wellbeing Centre, including Herbal Dispensary, beauty & massage treatment rooms
  • Counselling consultation rooms


The Rock


Courses delivered here:

  • Design Direct Entry Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091563M

Located in the chic inner-city precinct of Ultimo, this converted heritage building exists in symbiosis with creativity, innovation and history. With open plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light, and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship, this space draws its inspiration from cafés and restaurants rather than educational institutions. Connect, share and challenge your thinking, and access the latest technologies to start your new career.

  • Open plan and dedicated learning spaces (sewing rooms, editing suites, photography studios, etc.)
  • Media equipment hire (including short-term laptop loan)
  • Library
  • High-end desktop technology facilities with current software for increased processing power
  • Device charging facilities
  • On-campus café
  • After-hours access


The Rock


Courses delivered here:

  • Business Direct Entry Program, CRICOS Course Code: 091564K

Located right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, right next to Town Hall station, our Town Hall campus hosts the famous Blue Mountains International Management School. English-language, undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy this comfortable and friendly campus, which includes:

  • Purpose built, state of the art lecture rooms and teaching facilities
  • Campus-wide wireless Internet
  • A modern well-equipped library
  • A Mac computer lab
  • Student Lounge



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Beautiful beaches, iconic landmarks, national parks, world-class cuisine and glorious year-round weather - Sydney offers international students a wonderful opportunity to begin their exploration of Australia and make friends from around the world.

There is plenty to explore all year round, e.g. Sydney’s iconic landmarks – the Sydney Harbour Bridge (especially for the magical New Year’s Eve fireworks display!), the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Swim, play volleyball and picnic at some of Sydney’s beautiful beaches, including Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney Harbour and take a ferry around one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, stopping off at Taronga Zoo to see the most amazing collection of animals. With year-round cultural and arts festivals – including the famous “Vivid” Light Festival and “Sculptures by the Sea” – plus numerous musical, theatre and sporting events, Sydney truly has something for everyone. For the more adventurous student, take a weekend trip to the nearby Blue Mountains to enjoy the spectacular views, or head for the nation’s capital Canberra to visit the museums and galleries.

Living in Australia

Living in Australia is comparable to major European or Asian cities, and Australians largely lead a cosmopolitan and social lifestyle. There are many options for student accommodation in close proximity to our campuses, including living with a family in homestay accommodation to student residences, shared apartments, or living on your own.

Study NSW

Established in 2014 by the NSW Government, Study NSW helps international students access accurate information about studying in Sydney and NSW. The Study NSW website contains useful information on education in NSW, as well as industry placement and employment opportunities in NSW, and social and community activities.

Study in Australia

This is the official Australian Government website for international students. Search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education.

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