English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

Student from North Metropolitan TAFE

The ELICOS Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE is located in Northbridge in the heart of the city of Perth, Western Australia. The centre is accredited by the National English Language Training Scheme and is a member of English Australia, the peak professional body for all accredited ELICOS centres in Australia.

View the 2017 English Course Guide

Why study ELICOS at TAFE?

Professional teachers and quality programs

  • Teachers are highly qualified and very friendly.
  • Teachers are required to have a recognised qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Modern facilities

  • Fully-equipped computer labs with internet access and computer-assisted language learning.
  • Extensive Learning Resource Centres on campus with videos, newspapers, text books and instructional media.
  • Bookshops, gymnasium, sports facilities, cafés or canteens, prayer rooms and much more.

Experience Australian life

  • Study on campus with Australian students and discover the Australian lifestyle.
  • Join in the organised social and recreational activities.
  • Bookshops, gymnasium, sports facilities, cafés or canteens, prayer rooms and much more.

Orientation
At orientation you will be met by International Centre staff who will:

  • provide information about your college and study requirements;
  • assess you for placement in an appropriate English language class; and
  • take you on a tour of the campus.

Student services
You will be provided with information about:

Course overview

English Course ​Description

General English                    
CRICOS Code:
013024G

​Innovative and dynamic General English programs deliver exceptional results, developing real-world English skills through an intensive progression pathway. Learn with professional teachers in small, intensive classes and prepare for special courses such as IELTS or English for Academic Purposes (EAP).​

Students are assessed in speaking, listening, reading and writing every five weeks.

Duration: 5 to 20 weeks, offered in five-week blocks
Cost: $300 per week

English for Academic Purposes

CRICOS Code:
013025F


 

North Metropolitan TAFE's English for Academic Purposes courses are unique because they provide a pathway for a wide range of diploma to degree programs at leading universities around Australia.

Each course includes academic study skills modules to help you achieve the best possible result in your studies.​

Duration: 10 to 30 weeks, offered in 10-week blocks (please note that Fast Track program in November-January is eight weeks teaching plus two weeks holiday)
Cost: $300 per week

IELTS Plus

​CRICOS Code:
041750M


 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most widely recognised English test. It is accepted for entry into TAFE courses and higher education courses.

IELTS speaking, listening, reading and writing tests provide students with scores from band 1 (non-user) to band 9 (expert user). These scores are combined to provide an overall band score. These band scores place students at a recognised English level and enable them to apply for further study in a TAFE College or at a university in Australia. 

Most Institutes of higher education, including North Metropolitan TAFE, require 5.5 for entry to certificate and diploma programs and English speaking universities and higher education institutions require students to have an overall band score of between 6.0 and 7.5 to be eligible for entry to ​degree programs.​ 

Duration: 10 to 20 weeks, offered in five-week blocks (please note that Fast Track program in November-January is eight weeks teaching plus two weeks holiday)
Cost: $300 per week  
 

2018 ELICOS dates

Orientation and placement testing takes place on the day you start classes. You can commence your English course within the first three weeks of each block.

​Term ​Block ​Start date ​End date
Term 1​Block 1Monday 22 JanuaryFriday ​23 February
​​Block 2​Monday 26 February​Friday 30 March
​Term 2​​Block 3Tuesday ​3 April​Friday ​4 May
​​Block 4​Monday 7 May​Friday 8 June
​Term 3​​Block 5​​Tuesday 12 JuneFriday ​​13 July
​​Block 6​Monday 16 July​Friday 17 August
Term 4​​Block 7 ​Monday ​20 AugustFriday ​21 September
​Block 8​​Tuesday 25 September​Friday 26 October
Term 5​​Block 9​​Monday 29 October Friday ​30 November
​​Block 10

​Monday 3 December; holiday break period from 17 December to 28 December; then restart on Monday 31 December.

​Friday 14 December; holiday break period from 17 December to 28 December; then final end date on Friday 18 January 2019.

Further study opportunities​

After you have successfully completed your English course, you can choose from over 200 TAFE courses to study. Visit the course catalogue for information on courses.

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