General English Level I (GE1)

Cricos  Code: 096453K

Duration:  11 weeks (10 weeks class, 1 week break)

Location: Melbourne CBD, Hobart CBD

Intake: Jan, April, July & Oct ( * Monthly intake available for onshore students )

Tuition Fees: $2,530 (253/week)

Application Fee: $250

Course Overview

This course has been designed for students who are seeking to improve their English language skills to undertake further education in Australia at Central Australian College (CAC) or any other institution.

Entry Requirements

No formal education is required to join this course. However, CAC recommends satisfactory completion of an equivalent of Australia year 10 or higher. The entry point for this course would be determined by assessment of the student skills using Placement Test which includes four macro skills such as Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading.


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International Students wanting to study at Central Australian College must be at least 18 years of age or above.

Learning Outcome

The learner will be able to handle a basic range of situations immediately relevant to the student‘s needs in simple everyday situations. To use basic written language for simple practical purposes. To understand the main point of short extracts in a limited range of situations.

Delivery Approach

Delivery is on campus. It includes face to face delivery in the classroom environment with tutorials, language learning activities, Online research, group discussions and presentations. We focus on peer learning and interactive sessions in the classroom.

It includes a minimum of 20 hours per week (face-to-face class) and may include evening and weekend timetables. The breakdown of 20 hours is 16 hours (2 days per week) and 4 hours (1 day per week) is face to face.

Assessment Method

Assessment methods for ELICOS programs include formative and summative assessments per day for ten weeks followed by a mock test in day 5 per week.

Course Structure

The course focuses on improving the four skills of English language; Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.


Central Australian College is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards of Registered Training Organisations (SRTO), and for the issuance of the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certification documentation.

*Conditions apply

Fees may change during your course of study. CAC reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, tuition or service fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with Central Australian College’s Refund Policy.  Interest will not be credited to Student Fees or disbursements and therefore no interest will be recovered by students in the event of cancellation. Students must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Care insurance throughout their enrollment.


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