IELTS Preparation

CRICOS Code: 093273E

Course Overview

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam preparation courses prepare students to take the IELTS test for academic, work or immigration purposes. The IELTS course focuses on four macro skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), targeting individual requirements. We target individual students’ requirements that students may have by focusing on the four macro skills. We will actively assist students in booking their IELTS examination.

As the IELTS learners have a specific goal, that is to obtain a targeted score from the IELTS test, classes can be set to focus on these learners’ specific needs and materials and the class level can be moderated to concentrate on that Band score area. AIEL can deliver ‘IELTS Bands 4-5’ or ‘Target Band 7’ to assist with the learner’s goal.

Target Group

Group 1: People wishing to study the Academic IELTS TEST – typically are people applying for higher education or professional registration.
Group 2: People wishing to study the General Training are those migrating to Australia or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment.

IELTS is accepted for many visa categories, as well as for permanent residency in Australia. It is also a requirement for some Australian professional organisations and accrediting bodies.

Entry Requirement

(International Students)

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • IELTS level 1 – Intermediate (approx. IELTS 4.5-5.0)
  • IELTS level 2 – Upper Intermediate (approx. IELTS 5.0-5.5)
  • Student, Working Holiday or Tourist visa
  • Verifiable results of a standardised English test or AIEL Placement Test

Course Levels

  • IELTS 1 – Intermediate (approx. IELTS 4.5-5.0)
  • IELTS 2 – Upper Intermediate (approx. IELTS 5.0-5.5)


Starts every Monday.


  • IELTS 1 – Intermediate level 12 weeks
  • IELTS 2 – Upper Intermediate level 12 weeks
  • Full-time 20 hours per week

Delivery Modes

Face-to-face classroom

What you will study

IELTS Preparation course content helps you develop the full range of English language skills including:

  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Grammar skills
  • Vocabulary skills

You will learn via class activities through a mix of individual and small group work.


Students are awarded a certificate showing their English level.

Study Pathways

IELTS preparation will offer you three options:

  • Option 1: IELTS 2 + Test = Study Vocational Qualifications
  • Option 2: IELTS 2 + Test + Study Vocational Qualifications = Study at University with one year credit
  • Option 3: Applying for Skills Immigration

Course Fees

Full-time $360 per week

Register Your Interest

If you have any questions regarding our ELICOS courses, please fill out the contact form below:

Sample Timetable

Note: Timetable is based on 20 hours per week (10 hours of IELTS and 10 hours of options).

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment to have your language ability assessed to determine which course level you are best suited to prior to enrolment. You must also be 18 years of age or above on course commencement.

Step 1: Applying to Australian Institute of English Language (AIEL) is easy. You can submit your enrolment application any time at Also, you can call Gold Coast Campus on +61 1300 656 693 or Sydney Campus on +61 1300 083 832.

Step 2: We will send you a Letter of Offer including all the enrolment conditions.

Step 3: When you accept it and return a signed copy and confirmation of payment, we will secure your place in your chosen course. You can pay your fees by electronic bank transfer OR credit card. Your Letter of Offer will include information about exact amounts due, and when you can pay them.

Step 4: AIEL will send you an Acceptance Letter confirming your course place together with information about your Orientation Day at your chosen campus including what time you need to arrive and what you need to bring. If you are applying for a student visa, AIEL will also send you a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) so you can apply for a visa at your closest Australian immigration office.