English Language Intensive Course for
Overseas Students (ELICOS)

  • Delivery Mode: On Campus

  • English Level: 04

  • Course Duration: 56 Weeks

  • On Campus: AUD $14,400 ($300/ week)
  • North Melbourne, Sydney and Perth

About the Course

As an overseas student who wishes to study and work abroad in an English-speaking country, you will be required to brush up your English language proficiency, especially if you are not very fluent in the language. ELICOS, or the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students, is a set of courses that are delivered to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa.

IHM’s comprehensive ELICOS General English course (a part of our ELICOS program) is a good starting point if you wish to improve your English language capabilities for work, study or social purposes. General English is well suited to both short-term students (such as backpackers and tourists) and long-term students (intending to complete further study or those taking a gap year).

English levels offered within the program include:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate

The comprehensive course curriculum is designed to assist you to improve your English in all the following circumstances:

  • In both formal and informal settings
  • To fine-tune and perfect your grammar and vocabulary
  • For reading comprehension
  • To gain confidence in using English language
  • To learn all about the Australian culture and way of life

If you intend to complete further study, you may opt to join our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

  • 56 weeks
  • On- campus (Sydney, Perth and North Melbourne)

You must be:

  • Aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement
  • At a level of English proficiency of A2 or above in the CEFR (Elementary) based on placement test results
  • Able to meet current eligibility requirements for a student visa

Your Course Coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure for Courses Delivered to Overseas Students and relevant guidelines.

Attendance requirements

When studying in Australia on a student visa, you are required to meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance).

If you fall ill and are unable to attend class, you must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to the class teacher.

Note that attendance is monitored by the college and you will receive warning letters if your attendance is at risk of dropping.

On successful completion of the ELICOS course, you will be able to improve your English language skills and can undertake further studies or progress your career in Australia.

Graduates of the General English course will improve theirr language proficiency for day-to-day situations, or get prepared for further English language studies.

Graduates of the English for Academic Purposes will get the language skills needed to study at university.

Through the course of your period of study, you will be sitting weekly tests or as per your workbooks to constantly monitor your progress. These assessments will be valid, reliable, fair, and flexible.

All assessments will follow these guidelines:

  • They will be formative and summative
  • College developed material will have clear identification of assessment outcomes as they relate to progress through the course
  • Assessment outcomes will be moderated, and the college will provide clear and regular results on all assessment outcomes and course progress throughout the course

ELICOS courses which are provided under a direct entry arrangement to a tertiary education course, will provide formal measures to ensure that assessment outcomes are comparable to other criteria used for admission to the tertiary education course of study, or for admission to other similar courses of study.

Tuition Fee : AUD $14,400 ($300/ week)
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $300 (Non Refundable)

Payment plans available. Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.

  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

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