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ELICOS- English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students

Course Duration

72 Weeks (12 Weeks Per Level)

Study Load

20 Hours/Week

Study Mode

On Campus


Almost Every Week

Learning portal

Assessments & all learning resources accessible via e-learning portal

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (20 hours via face to face,)

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!

  • 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.

Please download the course infopack for the full list of 15 course units and topics.

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.

Click here for the latest Price Guide

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.

*South Sydney College (SSC) is not offering VET student loans or other government-funded financial support.

Almost Every Week

Surry Hills City Campus

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

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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

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

Primer Student

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.

Industry Experienced

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

Discover Australia

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students. With over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia has the best educational system in the world and is ranked 8th in the Universitas 2019 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

Australia is ranked among top 10 countries in the world for quality of life.

Australia is the 3rd most popular study destination in the world.

Nearly half (49%) of all Australians were either born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas.

Australia’s cost of living and tuition costs are lower than US or UK.

International students are able to work part time while study, allowing them to earn valuable work experience and offset part of their living costs.

International student survey shows 86% were satisfied or very satisfied with their study experience in Australia.

6 of the world’s top universities are located in Australia.

According to QS Best Student Cities 2019, almost all of our major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast – are in the world’s top 100 student cities.

International students report almost 90% satisfaction scores for their living and study experience in Australia according to the 2018 Department of Education International Student Survey.

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