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English Language Courses for International Students and Travellers

Australian Institute of English Language (AIEL) is a trading name of Australian Colleges of Further Education (ACFE). AIEL is a specialised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which delivers the nation’s largest scope of English language Certificates for both local and international students. 

AIEL is proud to offer international students a wide range of Australian government nationally accredited courses from a Preliminary Certificate up to Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

ELICOS Standards 2018

In late 2017, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training implemented changes to ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) requirements and the Standards ELICOS Standards 2018.

Registered Training Organisations currently delivering English-language VET courses will no longer be able to enrol new overseas students in these courses from 1 March 2018. English-language VET courses include:

  • 10361NAT Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
  • 10362NAT Certificate I in Spoken and Written English
  • 10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English
  • 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English
  • 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies
  • 10366NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment

In accordance with arrangements in the ELICOS Standards 2018, Australian Colleges of Further Education (ACFE) will ‘teach out’ or transition current students enrolled on or before 28 February 2018.

To ensure that we are able to meet the requirements of the ELICOS Standards 2018, ACFE will:

  1. Immediately cease taking enrolments in to the above qualifications
  2. Work with individual applicants and Education Agents to advise on available alternative courses (as listed below)
  3. Review each current enrolled student and develop a plan to teach out or transition to an alternative ELICOS course

2018 ELICOS Course Offerings

ELICOS Course Offerings from 2018:

The below table indicates options for entry and progression through our range of ELICOS courses.

ELICOS Standards 2018 Table

Certificate Courses

Our English language courses are expertly designed and delivered with graduate outcomes in mind. Our passionate teachers are committed to delivering language training in a hands-on, interactive and practical manner. Our most popular programs are the Certificate courses in Spoken and Written English.

ELICOS English Courses

Our language courses are expertly designed and delivered with graduate outcomes in mind. We are committed to delivering language training in a hands-on and practical manner. By choosing to study English with AIEL, you will have peace of mind knowing that once you graduate, you will be armed with the language skills you need to fulfil your migration, professional and personal goals.

Study Tours

AIEL welcomes international student groups visiting Australia on short educational study tour programs. We are dedicated to creating unique, memorable programs catering for all ages. We customise each tour to match your requirements and pride ourselves on offering a range of flexible, friendly, affordable choices.

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AIEL is an English Language Institute located in Sydney and the Gold Coast, Australia. Our campuses are modern and boast a team of qualified, friendly staff dedicated to providing the ultimate international student experience. AIEL provides: • First class facilities. • Diverse, unique courses for international students • Student services incorporating homestay and activities • Welcoming, friendly staff • High standard of education • Practical, relevant English classes • Practical application and work placement (where relevant) • Links to community and industry
AIEL shared Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's video — at Whitehaven Beach.Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 10:00am
A magical run at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Tag a friend who needs to join you here 😉!
AIEL is in Southport, Queensland.Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Do you know anybody that might really appreciate a free flight with an English course they're thinking of doing?

This is an opportunity for students in Sydney or the Gold Coast who would like to move between these two wonderful cities to continue your studies and learn more about Australia.

AIEL will pay for your one-way flight when you enrol in 20 weeks or more in the General English (Standard), EAP or IELTS Programs.*

Contact us on 1300 656 693 or email info@aiel.edu.au and take advantage of this limited offer!

*See full terms and conditions here: http://aiel.edu.au/free-flight/
AIEL is at City of Auburn.Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 9:43am
A big welcome to our new AIEL Auburn campus student Wei from China! 🇨🇳

He just came to Sydney from a trip to Melbourne! He's a big fan of travelling and he's looking forward to exploring more of Australia. 🌏

He loves living in Sydney and he's excited to improve his English!

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AIEL shared Australia.com's video — at Kangaroo Island.Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Visit the kangaroos on Kangaroo Island! 🏝️ Tag a friend who needs to add this to their Aussie bucket list!
Nothing to see here, just Ranger Bruce out on his morning patrol 👀 Video: @michael_d80 (via IG) on Authentic Kangaroo Island

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