English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only government provider of ELICOS in Western Australia.

The ELICOS program, now available online, at North Metropolitan TAFE is delivered in partnership with Navitas English  (CRICOS provider code 00289M  |  RTO provider code 0927).

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Course overview

CRICOS Code: 013024G

Innovative and dynamic General English (GE) programs deliver exceptional results, developing real-world English skills through an intensive progression pathway.
Why this English course is the best choice for you

  • Starts any Monday
  • Learn with professional teachers in small, intensive classes
  • Learn the language you need to interact effectively with people outside of school
  • Prepare for special courses such as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or IELTS Plus.

CRICOS Code: 013025F

These courses will equip you with the academic knowledge and skills you need to participate effectively in an English speaking academic context.

This course focuses on a range of academic texts and includes academic study skills to help you achieve the best possible results in your studies.

Once completed you will be able to apply to enter a wide range of nationally accredited TAFE courses(opens in a new tab) at North Metropolitan TAFE, also leading to degree programs(opens in a new tab) in leading universities and institutions around Australia.

Why this English course is the best choice for you

  • Direct entry to mainstream TAFE courses from EAP 4 without the need to take an international test like IELTS, PTE-A or TOEFL.
  • Curriculum includes study skills training such as: academic writing skills, critical thinking, research techniques, and exam skills.

CRICOS Code: 041750M

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most widely accepted English test and is recognised by higher education providers, governments and employers all over the world.
The IELTS courses aim to provide all the essential knowledge and skills needed to take the IELTS exam with confidence to maximise your score. You will learn effective test taking strategies related to the format of the test and time management, and receive important feedback.
Why this English course is the best choice for you

  • Starts any Monday
  • Learn with professional teachers in small, intensive classes.

Successful completion of these IELTS courses is accepted for entry to North Metropolitan TAFE courses without having to take the IELTS exam.

How to apply

If you would like to study ELICOS on a student visa you can complete an application through TAFE International Western Australia(opens in a new tab) (TIWA) before applying for your visa at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection(opens in a new tab) .

If you hold a different visa, such as a tourist or working visa, please contact the ELICOS centre at North Metropolitan TAFE to enrol directly. You can contact the ELICOS centre using the details below or visit in person to discuss your options.

ELICOS reception and enquiries

North Metropolitan TAFE
Perth campus, Level 2
25 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000