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ELICOS- English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students

Course Code: CRICOS | 0100973

Course Duration: 72 Weeks (12 Weeks Per Level)

Course Summary

Our ELICOS course is your ticket to unlocking the full spectrum of English language skills.

At SSC, we take pride in shaping well-rounded language enthusiasts. Our course goes beyond the basics, delving into the intricacies of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. But that’s not all – we’re passionate about elevating your language journey with a focus on advanced grammar and vocabulary development.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant multicultural landscape of Australia, as our course provides you with the unique opportunity to enhance your learning experience. Pronunciation and grammar take centre stage at every learner level, ensuring a solid foundation for your linguistic adventure. We’ve carefully curated a balanced curriculum that covers captivating and dynamic topics, making each lesson a journey of discovery.

Feel the thrill of progress with our weekly assessments, allowing you to track and celebrate your achievements regularly. Our dedicated teachers are not only fully qualified but also bring a wealth of international teaching experience to the classroom. No matter where you stand on the English proficiency scale, our course is designed to boost your confidence and equip you with the essential skills for successful communication in English.

Embark on this exciting language expedition with us, and let’s make your English learning experience unforgettable!

Course Queries

What You Will Learn
  • Improve vocabulary in a variety of interesting topics.
  • Gain Confidence and motivation in speaking English.
  • Understand the reason behind common errors and how to fix them.
  • Develop and refine speaking ability.
  • Have weekly assessments and individual feedback.
More details will be available soon.
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Student Visa (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in the applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification.*










English Proficiency Level




English Standardized Test


SSC Internal Placement Test






The next step after completing the level

IELTS Band Score (Overall)




Academic Score


CAE Score


Written part





Below 3.5

Below 32

Below 30






3.5 – 4.0

32 – 36

30 – 36






4.0 – 4.5

36 – 42

36 – 43






4.5 – 5.5

42 – 59

43 – 58









5.5 – 6.5


60 – 78


58 – 64










6.5 – 7.5

79 – 94

65 – 73

180 – 210





You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or the Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Course Fee

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

Almost Every Week

Campus Location

Surry Hills City Campus

Unit: 403, Level: 4
410 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010,
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Why Study With
South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

SSC is a registered provider of nationally recognised and accredited training courses for both Australian and International Students.

Flexible Study Methods

We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

Industry Experienced Trainers

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

Primer Student Service

Our dedicated student co-ordinators are always ready to help through mentoring, tutorials, and guides while you study in Sydney.

Student VISA

We will guide you throughout the whole process and help you collect requirements and file your application to the Australian Government.

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This college is the best in my life. This college has helped me a lot in learning English. According to me there is no better college than this one.

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