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ELICOS | CRICOS: 0101409

General English

International students

Improve your English language skills and get access to TAFE Queensland courses with this entry-level course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$300

Course overview

Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. All levels equate with the Common European Framework (CEF) to ensure your results are internationally viable, and also provide direct access pathways into TAFE Queensland courses. 

General English – Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar. General English is not a direct entry pathway to TAFE Queensland Certificate or Diploma courses. Adding and successfully completing an Exam Preparation or Academic English course will allow direct entry. ​

Meet our English teachers and find out why our English students recommend studying English at TAFE Queensland.

Course outcome:

ELICOS General English

Learning support options

We have around-the-clock, one-on-one support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre — located in most of our campus libraries — is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with study skills. Studiosity is our online after-hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research, referencing, and subject-specific questions.

Experienced vocational experts

At TAFE Queensland we have been delivering exceptional vocational and education to Queensland's communities for more than 140 years — and we're not the only one's who think so. In 2016 we were awarded the Large Training Provider of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards.

Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
On Campus
Anytime
Minimum 2 weeks
Full time. Note: Cost is per week.
  • International: $300
demo

South Bank

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

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  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Minimum 2 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Note: Cost is per week.

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $300
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
On Campus
Anytime
Minimum 2 weeks
Full time. Note: Cost is per week.
  • International: $300
demo

Southport

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Minimum 2 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Note: Cost is per week.

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $300
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Entry requirements

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment on the first day of class to determine which course level you are best suited to.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Important information

A one-off application fee of $150 also applies.

Material fees:

$150     1-12 weeks
$300     13-24 weeks
$450     25-36 weeks
$600     37-48 weeks
$750     49-60 weeks

The materials fee is charged in advance at the rate of one fee per 12 weeks of classes. This is the standard rate of progression through a level for the majority of students. If a student progresses at a faster rate or moves into IELTS Preparation, English for Academic Purposes or Cambridge Preparation, they may be required to pay an additional materials fee for the additional set of materials required for the new class. Students are always advised of this prior to moving classes.

International important information

View the English Language Course calendar

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.