English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Course Duration

Course Duration

General English 60 weeks
IELTS Preparation 36 weeks

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Campus Location

Sydney CBD



Non-awarded Qualification

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Face to Face in Classroom
(20 hours per week)


  • English language courses can help improve your English language skills. These courses are designed for both personal development and preparation for direct entry into vocational colleges and universities.

    Our English Language courses are developed in levels starting from elementary up to advanced. New English classes start every week on Mondays and depending on their English level test outcome, their study duration can from 10 to 50 weeks of study.

  • General English (GE) Courses: (CRICOS Code: 108048J)

    Our General English courses prepare students for further vocational studies, travel and work in Australia.  These courses focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    The course is offered at the following five levels for a total duration of 60 weeks (50 weeks of study and 10 weeks of holidays):

    • Each level consists of 10 weeks of study:

    • Elementary (IELTS level 4.0 or equivalent)/10 weeks
    • Pre Intermediate (IELTS 4.5 or equivalent)/10 weeks
    • Intermediate (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent/10 weeks
    • Upper Intermediate (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)/10 weeks
    • Advanced (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)/10 weeks

Students are tested on their first day to ensure that they are in the right class level to maximise their learning potential.

  • When students arrive, they will receive an orientation and will be guided on their study goals. They will also receive regular feedback from their teachers as they progress.

    Based on your level of English, you will learn to:

    • Write essays and reports
    • Prepare and conduct presentations
    • Communicate with confidence in English
    • Research and reference
    • Study independently
    • Develop your grammar and vocabulary
    • Create ideas based on activities from the classroom and through excursions.

Students who successfully complete certain levels of their English courses can take a direct entry route to one of our vocational courses.

Study English and package it with any of our vocational courses for a special scholarship! Inquire Today.

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  • The IELTS preparation course (CRICOS code 108049H) is designed to provide students who are intending to sit for the IELTS examination with a demanding course of study. The course equips students with the strategies they need to reach their full potential and achieve their desired IELTS score.

    The IELTS Preparation course has been specifically designed over 3 levels and uses 3 different textbooks. The 3 levels being Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced with each level having clear entry and exit scores.

    3 levels are conducted for a total duration of 36 weeks (30 weeks of study and 6 weeks of holidays):

    Each level consists of 10 weeks of study:


    IELTS Entry Score

    Expected IELTS Exit Score




    Upper Intermediate






    Upon arrival, all students are tested and placed in their appropriate level for optimum learning.

Study English and package it with any of our vocational courses for a special scholarship! Inquire Today.

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Assessment Methods

  • The English Language Course is classroom-based delivery conducted by a highly qualified teacher with an intensive learning resources and computer labs.

  • A variety of weekly formative activities (for speaking, listening, reading, and writing); and Unit Summative Assessment Tasks to assess the student’s academic progress and provide feedback.

  • All enrolled Students will be provided with a Transcript of their summative assessment results, partial or completed.

Samples of Timetables

  • The English Language Course is classroom-based delivery of 20 hours per week – face to face with ELICOS Teacher led training in classrooms, and computer labs.

Samples of timetables:

Morning Timetable:  Monday to Friday

9 am – 11.00 amLesson 1120 minutes
11.00 am – 11.15 amBreak15 minutes
11.15 am – 1.15 pmLesson 2120 minutes

 Afternoon Timetable: Monday to Friday

1.30pm – 3.30pmLesson 1120 minutes
3.30pm – 3.45pmBreak15 minutes
3.45pm – 5.45pmLesson 2120 minutes


  • We are excited to announce a new offer to all Onshore international students.


  • Onshore International Students may apply to study (General English and/or IELTS Preparation) courses and get a 9+1 FREE offer. This means students get one week free for every nine weeks of study!  Offer is valid for a limited duration when it is packaged with any of our vocational courses.

International Student Handbook (ELICOS)

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