Since 1974, thousands of people have entered University through one of our enabling or international programs, making our Centre the largest of its kind in Aust

English Language and Foundation Studies Centre

Welcome to the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre. Since 1974, thousands of people have entered University through one of our enabling or international programs, making our Centre the largest of its kind in Australia. Our mission is to contribute research leadership to the field of enabling education, to sustain excellence in teaching and learning, and above all, to provide our students with an outstanding student experience that will help them to achieve their educational goals.


Our research

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre aims to be a global research leader in the fields of access, equity and enabling education. Our research supports evidenced based change in the provision of alternative pathways to higher education. Our research into widening participation and enabling education investigates the social and economic benefit to students, their families, and the general community. It also seeks to improve enabling pedagogies, diversified modes of educational delivery to ever-wider constituencies, and academic outcomes of students from various equity groups.

Cultural Safety Statement

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre recognises and respects the unique history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strati Islander peoples and their unbroken relationship with the lands and the waters of Australia over millennia. We are dedicated to reconciliation and to offering opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access and succeed in higher education. The Centre is committed to providing a culturally safe and inclusive environment for all.