Language School(ELICOS)                                                                                                                   

The ELICOS sector is a very important one in the Australian education system. This is because it provides international students with a wide variety of options to learn English and it enables students to enter other education sectors at all levels. English language training commonly takes place in dedicated colleges or centres. And some of them are offered in high school, vocational institutes and universities.

Those ELICOS students can study on tourist visa or working holiday visa. The duration generally ranges from 1 to 52 weeks. They usually have flexible commencement dates, so students can enrol at any time during the year.

Types of ELICOS courses:​

General English
These courses help you to improve English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students can enter at any level, from elementary to advanced, and they progress at their own pace.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
EAP courses are designed to help students succeed in university studies by improving their English and academic study skills. They help students achieve the level of English language proficiency needed to undertake tertiary studies at Australian and International universities. EAP programs are generally offered as full-time courses of approximately 10-12 weeks for each module.

Secondary School Preparation
These programs are generally designed to familiarise students with teaching methodologies they will encounter in their secondary studies.

Examination Preparation
Many English courses focus on preparing students for external English proficiency examinations such as: IELTS exam, Cambridge exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, & BEC), TOEFL exam and TOEIC test. 

English for Specific Purposes
These courses are generally specialised to meet a specific student need for technical English proficiency. They are often designed specifically for a small student group with similar needs.

Business English
For those who have a specific terminology in a particular area of work and want to improve their workplace terminology.

Short Courses
This is usually known as a 'study tour’. This is usually known as a 'study tour’. To provide overseas students and other organisations with the opportunity to experience study and life in Australia. 


The following are the entry English proficiency requirement used by different institutions for their courses,
  • High School: Year 10: IELTS 5.0 or TOELF iBT 35, Year 11: IELTS 5.5 or TOELF iBT 46, Year 12: IELTS 6.0 or TOELF iBT 60
  • VET Course:IELTS 5.5 or TOELF 530 ISLPR 2+ or equivalent
  • Foundation Course: IELTS 5.5 or TOELF iBT 70 or equivalent
  • University Course: IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 or TOELF iBT 80 – 90 or equivalent
Browns English
CRICOS Provider Code 02663M
Browns English Language School is one of the world’s leading English Language Schools. Since 2003, more than 35,000 students from 102 nationalities have completed a BROWNS English Language program.

With four stunning Queensland campuses located in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast they offer you the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional English learning experience.

BROWNS offers a wide selection of World-Class English Courses.
  • Intensive General English
  • Cambridge First Certificate English (FCE) Preparation
  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • High School Preparation
  • Primary School Preparation
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Preparation
IH Brisbane-ALS
CRICOS Provider Code 02885G
IH Brisbane – ALS is an English Language College, with courses to suit any need, and is registered to offer programs to international students. 

They teach English over six levels from Beginner to Advanced, so you can be sure you will be placed in the correct level, with students with a similar level of English. IH Brisbane-ALS have been offering high standard English courses in the centre of Brisbane since 2007, with the goal of helping students help get the language skills that they want and need. They have around 500 students from over 20 different countries, all being taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

IH Brisbane is located in the beautiful city centre. IH Brisbane – ALS is a step away from train/bus stations, city botanic gardens and all the services that Brisbane city has to offer. You can also take a walk with your mates to South Bank for a barbeque or visit the outstanding cultural Centre.
  • General English
  • IELTS Preparation Course
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • Business English Intermediate
  • ALS  
Navitas English
CRICOS Provider Code 00031D
Navitas English is the largest provider of English language training in Australia. Each year at Navitas English they teach English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) to more than 8,000 students of over 50 nationalities. They’ve been doing it for more than 30 years.

You can study English with Navitas English if you want to:
  1. Enter Australian universities, colleges, Technical & Further Education (TAFE), Vocational Education & Training (VET) or Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  2. Get ready for an IELTS, Cambridge or other English language test
  3. Expand your career options or prepare for employment
  4. Open up new travel opportunities and experience Australia.

Navitas English has more than 70 direct entry pathways with higher education providers. That’s more than any other Australian English language school. They prepare you to succeed in higher education in Australia. Their Academic English program has a 95 percent pass rate.

Their six English language schools- Brisbane, Manly Beach Sydney, North Metro TFAE Perth, Perth, Sydney Hyde Park, Online offer a wide range of courses to help you improve your everyday English skills, get ready for further study at university, or prepare for IELTS or Cambridge tests.
CRIOCS provider code 02746G
The Queensland Academy of Technology (QAT) provides excellence in education and skills development by preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s workplace.

Established in 2006, it is one of the top academic English language and vocational training schools in Brisbane, with a highly qualified team of industry experts working to provide their students with a quality education.

They focus on the academic success of our students has resulted in many happy students over the years achieving their goals, sometimes much sooner than they dreamed of! In addition to this, their strong industry engagement and university pathways offer great assistance to students, allowing them to complete further studies, make their mark in the workforce, and achieve other personal goals.

At QAT, they provide students with a wide variety of pathway programs to help them achieve their study and life goals. Whether your goal is to achieve your target IELTS score for university studies through their English pathways or choose a cost-effective and time-efficient study plan with the university pathways, QAT has the right pathway for you.  
CRICOS Provider Code 02137M
ILSC Language Schools has been offering language training programs to International students from more than 100 countries since 1991, and is the largest and longest running of ILSC Education Group’s 5 divisions, which also include Colleges, Teacher Training, Language Training for Business, and Continuing Education. 

Since opening its first school in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1991, ILSC has become a world leader in language training, and has grown to include 8 incredible locations around the world, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, Canada; New Delhi, India; and Brisbane, Melbourne Sydney and Adelaide, Australia.
Times Academy
Cricos Provider Code: 03457J
Times Academy is conveniently located in the centre of Sydney’s CBD close to public transport, shopping, cafes and popular entertainment spots. Their modern, freshly renovated campus provides a relaxing and invigorating learning experience. Their accredited courses are delivered by specialist teachers who are passionate and committed to providing quality courses that allow you to be successful and achieve your goals.

Times Academy offers Academic English classes with pathways to highly-ranked schools in NSW. The English for high school preparation program is for students entering top private schools in NSW and has a comprehensive focus on values and moral development of the students. The General English program is a fun interactive way for students to develop their four-skills of English on a flexible schedule to meet lifestyle demands.

They offer six levels of classes, from Beginner to Advanced English for General English (GE), three levels in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and five levels in English for High School Preparation (EHSP). All levels equate with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to ensure your results are internationally viable and provide direct access pathways into colleges.

Times Academy has a range of innovative vocational education and training courses including Early Childhood Education and Care, Ageing Support and Leadership & Management. These quality courses are approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in Australia.
English Unlimited
CRIOCS provider code 03296K
English Unlimited (EU) is a vibrant, dynamic language school centrally located in the heart of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. They have modern facilities and a caring, friendly, passionate team of staff. Their primary aim is to help the students become proficient communicators in English and prepare them for their adventure as global citizens in a world where English is fast becoming a common language. They do this by developing their ability to communicate in English confidently, through the use of world-class teachers, accredited courses, facilities, exposure to many nationalities and exceptional student care. They believe that with a little effort, persistence and guidance from EU, all their students will become proficient and confident speakers of English.

  • General English
  • Business English
  • IELTS Preparation
  • FCE Preparation
  • CAE Preparation
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • OET Preparation

In addition to the English courses, they can custom tailor a program to suit your needs. 
  • English Smart Packages
  • Private English Lessons
  • Junior English Program
  • Study Tours


Research shows that learning a new language is easier, faster and we remember more if the activities are fun, active and involve participation. English Unlimited’s vibrant After-Class English and Friday Goal-Oriented Language Development (Gold) Class activities and excursions are specifically designed to engage students in Australia’s English culture and environment and run every day to completely immerse you in a dynamic, high energy environment.
  1. Improve your English and cultural competence by joining our ACE and Friday classes:
  2. Different teachers give you access to a variety of teaching styles, methodology and pronunciation
  3. Meet students from different classes to increase your friends and international cultural knowledge
  4. Focus on fluency and confidence building when speaking English for real-world communicative skills
  5. Focus on useful academic skills such as giving presentations and essay writing
CRIOCS provider code 01530K
ABILITY English is famous for attracting students from a wide range of countries. Because you will be studying with students from every continent you will build a diverse network of international friends, future colleagues and contacts.

To help you practise English and make friends with your fellow students we organise many social events. To experience the beauty and adventure of Australia with friends from around the world is one of the best ways to improve your English.

  • General English (Standard option)
  • General English (Plus option)
  • Survivor English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS Test Preparation
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • ABILITY Weekly Extras