TAFE Western Australia, English Language Centres

Study a wide range of English language courses that can provide a pathway into TAFE and Higher Education courses while enjoying the sunshine, blue skies, cafes and safe environment in Western Australia.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) offers a range of English language courses through the ELICOS Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE. This centre is government owned, so you can be confident you have selected a professional and financially secure ELICOS centre.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a 3 minute walk from Perth Central train station, and a 5 minute walk from the Central bus station. There are free transport zones within the city. 

The City of Perth has a free wifi zone and you can also use the free wifi on campus at North Metropolitan TAFE

North Metropolitan TAFE is surrounded by great restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and shopping areas including the Northbridge Piazza. There, you can watch free outdoor movies with your friends and classmates. 

The Perth Cultural Centre is only a 5 minute walk from the school. You will find the State Library, the West Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth's theatres there. 

On the weekend, take a trip to Fremantle to visit Fremantle Markets, explore Perth’s vibrant cafés and bars or visit Rottnest Island and get a quokka selfie!

Further study

After you have successfully completed your English course, you can choose from over 200 TAFE courses to study including Engineering, Creative Arts, IT, Business, Finance, Nursing, Tourism and Hospitality. The basic level of English proficiency required for entry into most courses is the equivalent of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. Some courses require a higher level of English i.e. IELTS 6.0 or 6.5. Visit tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses to view the course catalogue.


$300 per week.

ELICOS dates

These courses run for 10 week terms with flexible start dates. Placement testing and orientation takes place on the Monday you start classes.

For more information and to apply now visit tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/elicos


CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
RTO Provider No. 52395

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