English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Melbourne Polytechnic

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Melbourne Polytechnic offers the English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at all levels from beginner to advanced (English for Academic Purposes). Studies concentrate on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Enrol with us and learn practical English for work, study and everyday situations and get off to a great start in your career and life!

Study while you learn English

You will be assessed at commencement of the course and placed in a class appropriate to your needs. Once enrolled you will quickly learn practical English for work, study and everyday situations.


  • 5-50 weeks, with a minimum of 5 weeks offered (9 intakes per year - see dates below)
  • Bridging Program for students commencing Certificate/Diploma/Bachelor courses (see date below)


  • Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 2pm
  • 25 contact hours of English per week (including Computer Assisted Language Learning)


  • AU$300 per week
  • Please note: the international fee as displayed in the Fees section is charged on a per week basis

To enrol, please apply directly to Melbourne Polytechnic's International Office.

ELICOS program

New enrolments are taken every 5 weeks.

2017 Course Dates

  • 3 January - 27 January (4 week summer school customised for students entering mainstream studies)
  • 23 January - 24 February
  • 27 February - 31 March
  • 18 April - 19 May
  • 22 May - 23 June
  • 10 July - 11 August
  • 14 August - 15 September
  • 02 October - 03 November
  • 06 November - 08 December

2018 Course Dates

General English and English for Further Study Purposes

  • 8 January - 9 February
  • 12 February - 16 March
  • 26 March - 27 April
  • 30 April - 1 June
  • 11 June - 13 July
  • 16 July - 17 August
  • 27 August - 28 September
  • 1 October - 2 November
  • 12 November - 14 December

English Language Bridging Program

  • Semester 1 Bridging - 2 January - 2 February
  • Semester 2 Bridging - 12 June - 13 July
Melbourne Polytechnic ELICOS LevelDescriptionCEF level*


I speak fluently and understand well. I still make many small mistakes but others understand most of the time. I will be comfortable learning in Australian Higher EducationC1

Upper Intermediate

I speak, write and understand well but still make mistakes and others can't understand me sometimes. I will be comfortable learning in Australian Further EducationB2


I can speak, write and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabularyB1Pre-intermediateI can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficultyA2ElementaryI can say, write and understand a few things in EnglishA1/2BeginnerI do not speak or write any English yet

*CEF - The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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