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College of English and Business Cairns

Opened in 2010, Cairns College of English and Business is a boutique language school that focuses on high-quality teaching and a personalized student experience. In addition to its standard English courses, the school specializes in business and work experience programs. Here you can choose to focus on your professional development with one of the business diplomas or improve your chances of employment in Australia.

Housed in a modern building in the heart of the small coastal city of Cairns, the College of English and Business is close to various shops, cafes and bus stops, making it easy to explore the city. The Cairns Esplanade is located just a few blocks from the school. Here there is the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, a large swimming pool students can swim and sunbathe with their friends, as well as the Esplanade itself, where you can take a stroll and admire the view or practice sports. As a popular holiday destination, Cairns is a fantastic choice for those wishing to combine their English studies with some work experience. 

The school has a strict English only policy to ensure its students make the most of their time in Cairns and students are given weekly feedback to keep track of their progress. All teachers are fully certified to teach English as a foreign language and have a special understanding of what it’s like to live abroad and experience cultural differences. Each month, the school provides teacher training to ensure the high caliber of its lessons are maintained by all staff.

Cairns College of English and Business arranges a variety of activities for its students, some of which are free and others are offered at a discounted price through the building's tour operator. These may include trips to the Great Barrier Reef, beach volleyball, cooking, camping in the Outback and much more.

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School Facts

School size:

medium

Classrooms:

18

High season:

May - September

Japan
16%
Switzerland
16%
Korea (the Republic of)
14%
Czechia
8%
Taiwan (Province of China)
6%
Brazil
6%
Colombia
4%
Chile
3%
France
3%
Worldwide
24%

Location

College of English and Business, 27 Aplin Street, Cairns 4870, Australia

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,670 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-03-11 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-10-08
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,910 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 5 hours of self-study per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-03-11 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-10-08
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2 - 4
Weeks: 2 - 4
2,930 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • Includes a five day PADI Open Water scuba diving course (starting on the weekend of week 1)
  • Sightseeing activities included (such as visits to Green Island, the zoo and Hartley's Crocodile Farm, depending on the length of your course)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-03-11 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-10-08
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
2,690 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • Includes activities such as snorkelling, horseback riding, cultural workshops and trips to Green Island, the zoo and Hartley's Crocodile Farm (depending on the length of your course)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-03-11 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-10-08
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
10 - 12
Weeks: 10 - 12
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  • 20 Cambridge First (FCE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • 5 hours of self-study per week
  • Course duration depends on the starting date:
    10 weeks: 2019-06-10
    12 weeks: 2019-03-18 / 2019-09-09
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Of the 185 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Starting dates: 2019-03-18 | 2019-06-10 | 2019-09-09
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
10 - 12
Weeks: 10 - 12
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  • 20 Cambridge Advanced (CAE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • 5 hours of self-study per week
  • Course duration depends on the starting date:
    10 weeks: 2019-06-10
    12 weeks: 2019-03-18 / 2019-09-09
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Of the 185 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Starting dates: 2019-03-18 | 2019-06-10 | 2019-09-09
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,910 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 20 IELTS exam preparation lessons per week
  • 5 hours of self-study per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
Schedule
Weeks
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Full days
Schedule: Full days
20
Weeks: 20
4,550 AUD (20 weeks)
  • Students are expected to attend an average of 20 lessons per week (Wednesday am and full days on Thursday and Fridays)
  • The course consists of 8 electives: Undertake project work; Manage human resource services; Manage recruitment selection and induction processes; Manage workforce planning; Lead and manage team effectiveness; Manage quality customer service; Manage risk; Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Students must have complete a Higher School Certification or vocational qualification at Certificate III or higher (or equivalent) before enrolling in this course
  • Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Business Diploma (level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Wednesday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-28 | 2019-04-22 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-10-07
Full days
Schedule: Full days
40
Weeks: 40
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  • Students are expected to attend an average of 20 lessons per week (Wednesday am and full days on Thursday and Fridays)
  • The course consists of 4 core units and 8 elective units
  • The core units are as follows: Develop and use emotional intelligence; Manage operational plan; Lead and manage effective workplace relationships; Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • The elective units are as follows: Undertake project work; Manage human resource services; Manage recruitment selection and induction processes; Manage workforce planning; Lead and manage team effectiveness; Manage quality customer service; Manage risk; Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Students must have complete a Higher School Certification or vocational qualification at Certificate III or higher (or equivalent) before enrolling in this course
  • Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Diploma in Leadership and Management (level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Wednesday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-28 | 2019-04-22 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-10-07
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
4
Weeks: 4
2,140 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 20 English for customer service lessons per week
  • 5 hours of self-study per week
  • At the end of the course you will receive the following certificates recognised within the hospitality industry: Certificate III in Hospitality: Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee; Certificate III in Hospitality: Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety; Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate; Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG) Certificate
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-18
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Of the 100 AUD material fee you pay when you book, 50 AUD will be refunded to you at the end of your stay.
  • Starting dates: 2019-02-18 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-10-08

Accommodation

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Meals
Bathroom
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Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,250 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-40 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,170 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-40 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
  • Only available for two people travelling together
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,450 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-40 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,370 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-40 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-3
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Room facilities include: Bedding
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
990 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Available at an extra cost: Air conditioning
  • Availability on request/prices may vary - please contact Yalea for more information
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
810 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
  • Internet (to be confirmed)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Available at an extra cost: Air conditioning
  • Availability on request/prices may vary - please contact Yalea for more information

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
77 AUD
Price: 77 AUD
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
0 AUD
Price: 0 AUD
  • Free transfer for students staying with a host family

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-04-19 | 2019-04-22 | 2019-04-25 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-07-19 | 2019-10-07 | 2019-12-23 - 2019-12-27 | 2020-01-01

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Yalea Rating Index: Very good

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