ELICOS / English Language Courses

​Our General English course is designed to improve students’ English skills so that they can communicate more confidently in English-speaking work and social environments, and to help them continue into further study.  The course ranges from Starter to Advanced, as outlined below. After you have enrolled in General English, you will take a placement test to determine the correct level for you.

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​Our English for Academic Purposes course is designed to prepare students for further study. There are two levels of EAP.

  • Level I has an entry level of IELTS 5.5. Completing Level I enables students to enrol in courses with an IELTS requirement of 6.
  • ​Level II has an entry level of IELTS 6. Completing Level II enables students to enrol in courses with an IELTS requirement of 6.5.
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The Occupational English Test is an English language test specifically designed for the healthcare sector. It assesses the required language skills for working in an English-speaking medical environment. OET results are accepted for registration with medical bodies (e.g. AHPRA, ANMAC), applying for further study and Australian or New Zealand visas.
ALACC’s intensive OET course is designed to help students improve their English and pass the OET. Students will be taught strategies for each section of the test and will have the opportunity to take practice tests. Home study material is also provided.

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The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a computer-based test of English that can be used for visa applications, applying to study at University and for registration with a variety of professional bodies in Australia.
The test has a number of advantages:

  • Fast results, available within five business days.
  • Tests available over 360 days of the year.
  • 100% computer-based marking ensures that tests are graded fairly and consistently.
  • Accepted by thousands of Universities and accepted for all Australian and New Zealand visa applications.
  • Accepted by a number of professional bodies e.g. ANMAC, AHPRA.

ALACC’s PTE Academic Preparation course is designed to help students prepare for the PTE by studying the specific skills tested, using official practice material. This includes learning strategies for the different PTE items, and undertaking an online practice exam to become familiar with the test format.

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