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Practical info

This page is for face-to-face training. If you live in Melbourne, this is what you should do. It is significantly more effective. If you live outside Melbourne, consider our online training. Please click here.

Note about training during Covid-19 outbreak

Face-to-face training has resumed

Location

From 1 Nov we are at 333 Collins Street, in Melbourne's CBD. 5 mins' walk from Flinders Street Station, and direct access by numerous tram routes (closest: 11, 12, 19, 48, 57, 59, 109).

Find your way to your appointment by train, tram or bus with the PTV Journeyplanner (destination address: "333 Collins Street"), or see your parking options. There are a few metred 2-hr on-street spots in Flinders Lane and Queen Street, and the closest ($$$) car park is underneath our building (access from Flinders Lane). Cheaper options are the "Council House" and "Russell Place" car parks, about 10 mins' walk away.

EAR & SPEAK
Level 14
333 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Scheduling

One-hour training appointments are usually offered on Mon/Tue/-/Thu/Fri/Sat.

Click to see more details.

Please don’t leave your appointment request too late, especially if you’re thinking about training for an urgent issue like interviews. This is particularly important if you can only attend during popular periods (lunch, late afternoon, Saturday). In the last six months, the typical waiting time to start training has been 2-12 weeks.

day:Mon, Tue, ThuFriSat
earliest appt is usually:11:0010:3009:30
last appt is usually:17:25*14:3015:00
* later times sometimes available, starting up to 18:10

Training outside Melbourne

If you are interested in face-to-face training in other cities, appointments for intensive training over a number of days can be made, but the client will be required to cover all costs. As most clients can't do that, consider our more narrowly focused online accent reduction program.

Contact and fees

For fee info and to make an enquiry, please click on the appropriate link in the box below.

 

 

Info for self-funded clients

The information in this section is for

  • individual clients in Melbourne who would be paying for their own training privately.

Click here if your training would be funded/reimbursed by a business or here if you are a healthcare student/professional.

Fees for face-to-face training

Click to see fees for privately-funded clients only

We understand that this sort of personalised training is a significant investment for many clients.

Part of our business philosophy is fairness. If you are funding your own training completely privately (i.e. not as a self-employed or reimbursable expense) then we don’t charge our normal business rate: you can instead enjoy the special rates below.

 

Mon-Fri (daytime) 
$142
per 1-hr appointment
$129
per appt if you prepay three sessions
(conditions apply)
Payment by OSKO bank transfer or cash. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, with a surcharge of 2-3% depending on the card.
Mon-Fri (from 17:30), and Saturday
 
$152
per 1-hr appointment
$139
per appt if you prepay three sessions
(conditions apply)
Payment by OSKO bank transfer or cash. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, with a surcharge of 2-3% depending on the card.
HEALTHCARE STUDENTS/PROFESSIONALS
Please see the page here

Fees applicable until 2022.Different fees apply for business accounts or client-site visits. All fees are in Australian Dollars.

Existing clients should visit the Client Area to see terms and make payments (refer to your registration or invoice emails for the link).

Book an appointment

You might have noticed that some providers want you to book online for a single appointment (or a mostly meaningless “assessment”) and take money from you before you even have an idea of what training might involve… We don’t.

A responsible educator would take the time to make sure the client understands the process, and that their training can proceed smoothly and regularly.

Please scroll down and make an enquiry to get the ball rolling. 🙂

Contact details

Enquiries about online training should not be made here (go to this page instead).

picture of Duncan Have you already seen our helpful pages about FAQs, our range of services and approach to training, and our clients' feedback?

Please direct your enquiry to:
Dr Duncan Markham (more info about me is here).

My goal is to help, so please help me too — communicate clearly about your questions and goals, and I'll be able to help you better.

 
Please don't leave your appointment request too late, especially if you're thinking about training for an urgent issue like interviews. In the last six months, the typical waiting time to start training has varied between 2 and 10 weeks.

Use the enquiry form below, or the details shown here.

Email address

NOTE: Please include your name and phone number. History has shown that people who leave it out aren’t usually seriously interested, so I won’t reply. (The phone number is only used to advise you by SMS that I have replied by email, or to call you if you requested that. I do not spam you.)

If you don’t receive a personal reply from me within about two business days, please SMS me as there might be a technical problem.

Phone number
0422 93 43 17

Mon-Fri 09:30-18:00
(Int’l: +61-422-934317)

Enquiry form

Click to open the form.

After pressing Submit, it will show “Processing” for up to 10 seconds before saying it was successful. If you have any trouble submitting the form, please do try again, or just give us a call/email using the details above the form.