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SACE Whitsunday Islands

Lying on the coast right next to the Great Barrier Reef, SACE Whitsundays offers students a unique opportunity to study English in a tropical paradise. The school is located in Cannonvale in mainland Australia, just 10 minutes away from the beautiful Airlie beach and its famous beach lagoon. Across the water from the nearby Shute Harbour are the 74 Whitsundays islands that can be easily visited by boat. 

SACE is strongly committed to its students’ welfare and prides itself on offering a personalized service. Lessons are taught in small groups to ensure students each get personal attention and the school has a friendly, family-like environment. The schools’ staff are always glad to offer advice on anything students may need from travel plans to medical assistance, and from banking to studying at Australian universities. The school also offers its students an activity program to help them get to know the region and make new friends. This includes weekend trips to the Whitsunday Islands, nearby national parks and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as sports and a move night during the week.

In addition to its standard and exam preparation courses, SACE enables students to combine their English studies with diving or sailing lessons so that they can really take advantage of the Whitsundays’ calm waters and incredible coral reefs. For those who would like to visit various destinations in Australia during their trip, SACE enables students to spread their English course over two or three destinations. Why not consider continuing your studies in Melbourne or Adelaide after your stay in the Whitsundays region? 

As a region that is extremely popular with tourists, this is a great place to gain some English work experience during or after your studies. There are various local opportunities available in cafes, hotels and with tour companies, depending on your visa type. The staff at SACE can offer you free advice for your job search. The school also offers special courses combining studying with volunteer work or an internship for students who are looking for a structured work experience program.

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

6

High season:

September - January

Taiwan (Province of China)
14%
Korea (the Republic of)
12%
Japan
12%
Germany
10%
Peru
10%
Switzerland
9%
France
7%
Philippines
5%
Spain
5%
Worldwide
16%

Location

SACE, Suite 20, Level 1, 121 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, Queensland 4802, 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
1,552 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16
  • Minimum age: 13
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,632 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • 3 hours of special studies lessons per week
  • Students choose one special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, IELTS or TOEIC exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism.
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16
  • Minimum age: 13
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,812 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • Weekly 2-hour self-study session
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, IELTS or TOEIC exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16
  • Minimum age: 13
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
4,112 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 13
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
3,752 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard group lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • 5 standard private lessons per week
  • Weekly 2-hour self-study session
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, IELTS or TOEIC exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16 / 1
  • Minimum age: 13
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
12
Weeks: 12
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  • 17 IELTS exam preparation lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • Weekly 2-hour self-study session
  • Entry subject to score achieved on SACE IELTS pre-entry test
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, additonal IELTS exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16
  • Minimum age: 18
Full days
Schedule: Full days
10 - 12
Weeks: 10 - 12
-
  • 17 Cambridge First (FCE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • Weekly 2-hour self-study session
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area.
  • 10 weeks: 07.01.19
  • 12 weeks: 18.03.09 / 09.09.19
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-09-09
Full days
Schedule: Full days
6 - 12
Weeks: 6 - 12
2,502 AUD (6 weeks)
  • 17 Cambridge Advanced (CAE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • Weekly 2-hour self-study session
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Students under the age of 18 must pay a guardianship fee of 415 AUD, unless they already have a pre-arranged private guardian in the area.
  • 6 weeks: 07.01.19
  • 12 weeks: 18.03.09 / 09.09.19
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 15
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-09-09
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2 - 48
Weeks: 2 - 48
3,352 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • 3 organized excursions/cultural activities per week with a private teacher
  • The Whitsundays afternoon activities focus: Discovering the Whitsundays islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 16
  • Minimum age: 50
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
4 - 48
Weeks: 4 - 48
2,232 AUD (4 weeks)
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • 3 elective lessons per week
  • Students choose one special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, IELTS or TOEIC exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Unpaid internship during two afternoons each week (normally starting in the second week of your course)
  • You will need to send your current resume and specify three preferences for your internship placement
  • Previous internships have been in a variety of industries including finance, media, law, education, tourism and much more
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 12-16
  • Minimum age: 18
Full days
Schedule: Full days
8
Weeks: 8
-
  • Students undertake four weeks of the Group Course 25 prior to four weeks of volunteering
  • The Group Course will include:
  • 17 standard lessons per week
  • 6 elective lessons per week
  • 2-hour self-study session
  • Students choose two special studies options to follow, options vary but can include Business English, Academic English, IELTS or TOEIC exam preparation, English for hospitality and tourism
  • Volunteering projects may include heritage restoration, endangered species protection, tree planting, etc.
  • Students will normally be involved in a number of volunteering projects during their course and cannot specify a project they would like to volunteer for as placement depends on season and availability
  • Accommodation is provided as part of the programme for the volunteering half of your course, so you will only need to book four weeks of accommodation in a host family
  • Students are normally required to bring a sleeping bag and sleeping mat as during some volunteer projects you may be camping – please check with us or ask during your Group Course as you can easily purchase your sleeping bag in Australia
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 10-16
  • Minimum age: 18

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Full board
Full board
Shared
Shared
1,430 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15 minutes
  • Internet
  • N.B. Hostel accommodation is also normally available – please contact us for more information including prices
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Full board
Full board
Shared
Shared
1,310 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15 minutes
  • Internet
  • N.B. Hostel accommodation is also normally available – please contact us for more information including prices
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
  • Only available for two people travelling together
Full board
Full board
Shared
Shared
1,490 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15 minutes
  • Internet
  • N.B. Hostel accommodation is also normally available – please contact us for more information including prices
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
1,030 AUD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 20 minutes
  • Wifi
  • Cleaning service of common areas included
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen | Communal area/shared living room | TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room cleaning service included
  • Room facilities include: Bedding

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
95 AUD
Price: 95 AUD
Return
Direction: Return
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
190 AUD
Price: 190 AUD

Closure Dates

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

2019-01-28 | 2019-04-19 - 2019-04-22 | 2019-04-25 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-06-21 | 2019-10-07 | 2019-12-22 - 2020-01-05

Reviews

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