Intermediate Level

English for Healthcare and Nursing (Intermediate)

CRICOS Code: 0100821


The program is tailored to give students the language skills to work in healthcare settings, preparing them for the professional language needs of the industry. Students will focus on nursing topics and professional communication skills relevant to their career path.

Key Strengths

Medical Terminology

Target vocabulary specific to healthcare and nursing, including vital signs, signs and symptoms, medication and more. Students practise using useful vocabulary in role plays and real-world writing tasks.

Passionate & Experienced Teachers

Our experienced English language teachers and qualified nurses will give you a comprehensive language learning experience, as well as real-world knowledge of the Australian healthcare industry.

Communication Skills

Focus on real workplace communication skills such as admitting a patient, triage and handovers. Learn workplace jargon and expressions. Gain confidence to communicate effectively in the Australian workplace.

Hospital Tour

Optional visits to local hospitals, where students can gain valuable first-hand experience in Australia.

*Additional fee required.

Career Opportunities

The English for Healthcare and Nursing course can open up various career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhance your employability and competence in the Australian workplace. By undertaking this course, you will learn the language skills that enable you to work confidently as an Assistant in Nursing, nurse, or other healthcare worker in Australian workplaces.

Intake Dates

Charter Australia adopts a rolling enrolment model. Domestic students have the flexibility to enrol in any week when a new unit of competency commences. International students, on the other hand, are able to enrol at the start of each school term. Please refer to the Term Dates for further information.

Duration: 26 weeks
Topics: 15
Requirements: IELTS score of 4.5+ or equivalent
Language: English
ID 75326


Class Schedule Location Domestic Students International Students

Entry Requirements

See Entry Requirements

Core Learning

Learning Activities

  • Speaking practice in class
  • Writing tasks with individualised teacher feedback
  • Group projects
  • Regular assessment with constructive feedback
  • Excursions

Lots of opportunities to practise language in real work situations and learn specialist vocabulary.

Learning Materials

Core Textbook, Workbook, Videos, Authentic Australian learning materials



Delivery Mode

Class Hours

  • 22 hours per week
  • 5.5 hours per day
  • 4 days per week

Course Duration & Delivery

  • Duration: 26 weeks (20 weeks tuition, 6 weeks break)
  • Students can commence at the beginning of each school term. 
  • 15 weeks intensive program is offered to working holiday visa holders as part of Charter Australia's Study and Work Program.

Pathways to Further Studies

Students may use the English for Healthcare and Nursing (Intermediate) course as pathway to entry into a vocational qualification at Charter Australia. A number of qualifications are available for international students.

The qualifications that would be of interest to this student cohort include:

  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support