What is CPE Cambridge Exam Preparation?

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) – CRICOS course code: 090310G

  • It shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level
  • It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a proficient English user
  • Preparing for and passing the exam means you have the level of English that’s needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme

Our CPE Course includes a complimentary weekend retreat where students can bond, relax and enjoy an Australian nature and cultural experience. It is also a great opportunity for students to use and practice functional English with classmates and teachers.

Study Mode

Intensive 23 hrs/wk

 IH Bondi:

M-F 8.00am to 12.15pm

+ 2 days, 1.5 hours each – total 3 hours per week



Semi Intensive 20 hrs/wk

IH Bondi:

M-F 8.00am to 12.15pm 



Key Features

Key features

  • Study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • Negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings
  • Understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • Talk about complex or sensitive issues, and deal confidently with difficult questions

Reasons to choose Cambridge English (CPE)

  • This is our highest-level exam. Passing it proves that you have mastered English to an exceptional level
  • Helps you to develop the English skills needed to succeed in very high level academic or professional environments

Why Cambridge English (CPE) at IH Sydney?

  • Cambridge exam is optional
  • Cambridge test centre
  • Highly experienced teachers
  • 4, 8 or 12 weeks
  • Move freely between morning and evening, without any fee or price difference

More information about Cambridge Exam Preparation CPE

Exam Min. Entry Level Min. IELTS Score Min. Exit Level
CPEStrong Advanced7.58.5 (C2)
  • Entry tests: Mondays 8:00am and 4:00pm. Please book in advance for test or trial lesson.
  • Offshore testing available here

2024 Start Dates

CPE offered at IH Bondi subject to enrolments. Closed Course – enrolments must match the dates below

WeeksStart Dates
Module 1,2 &32 Jan
Module 111 Mar
Module 28 Apr
Module 36 May
Break3 Jun – 7 Jun
Module 110 Jun
Module 28 Jul
Module 35 Aug
Break 2 Sep – 6 Sep
Module 19 Sep
Module 28 Oct
Module 34 Nov

Exam Dates 02-Mar | 06-Apr | 4-May | 1-Jun | 6-Jul | 3-Aug | 31-Aug | 5-Oct | 2-Nov | 30-Nov

From 1 April 2024 tests will be computer-based and aligned with our dates.

*Speaking tests are usually held 1-2 days prior to the test dates.

Exam Fee: $425 AUD

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  • The exam will only run with a minimum of 4 students
  • Enrolment closes 6 weeks before the exam date
  • We recommend to take all 12 weeks before the exam



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