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ELICOS General English
(Pre-Intermediate to upper-intermediate

(Cricos Code - 0101762)

Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support, or employment.


This course focuses on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills that are directly related to immediate personal and social needs.


The course is designed to allow flexible entry and exit points in line with students’ English language proficiency levels.


Course Duration


42 Weeks including breaks where 30 weeks are classroom training.


Delivery Location

Mezzanine, 406 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Entry Requirement

· Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of commencement

· Education and computer skills requirement for ELICOS course entry - Nil.

· Applicants are likely to have a range of language proficiency levels to enter each level of this course.

· Where students do not have evidence of English proficiency, English placement test is used to place students in the correct level class.


Each Level Entry - IELTS or Equivalent PTE Score


Each Level Outcome - IELTS or Equivalent PTE Score


Course Structure

For each level (Pre-Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate) the classes are scheduled to Monday to Friday, 3 shifts (Morning, Afternoon and Evening), 4 hours per shift including 10 minutes break.



Australian College for Excellence (ACE) regularly monitors student’s progress. A series of regular formative assessment tasks is designed for students to sue their English in a range of simulated contexts. These assessment tasks involve the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Coupled with this an assessment folio is maintained by students to include samples of work done throughout the course. This will include writing drafts and final products, records of class discussions, follow up exercises and set homework.