What is ELICOS?

English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) is a specially designed qualification for overseas students to enhance their English language proficiency. The English language is highly important, not only for the sake of day-to-day communication, but also for business purposes, career orientation and social networking across all industries around the world. To help international students hone their English language skills, ACFE provides high quality and well-structured courses approved by the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), which guarantees that the course and institution at which you study meets the Australian educational standards.

ACFE’s ELICOS program is a great way to learn English by building up confidence and developing high literacy skills in the process. Our English programs are open to all visa holders who have study rights in Australia (i.e. temporary visa holders and permanent visa holders).

Apart from this, our ELICOS courses also prepare students for future studies at ACFE in Automotive, Business, Health and Community Services programs. Students with elementary or basic English proficiency levels are welcome to enroll in the course to improve their English and enhance their job prospects.


  • English for General Purposes Courses (EGP)
    1. Elementary
    2. Intermediate
    3. Upper Intermediate

Various dates throughout the year

Online and Face-to-face

Victoria – 341 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000

2 weeks to 60 Weeks

  • No minimum English entry level required.
  • Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a test. This will assist to determine your suitability for the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.
  • Applicants are placed in the appropriate English course, based on an interview and their English language assessment.

AUD 180 per week

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognized standards.

Direct Apply: Please submit the application form

Apply via agent: ACFE recommends international students to apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents.

This will assist you in the preparation of all applications, document verifications and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government’s Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements.  

Course Fees

AUD 180 per week


Various dates throughout the year

Mode of Study

Face to Face
Blended / Online learning


2 weeks to 60 Weeks