ELICOS English

ELICOS stands for English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students and is regulated by the Australian Government to maintain high teaching standards. WAIFS offers the following levels:


These are designed to meet the specific needs of our international students from a wide range of English proficiency levels.

Each course will focus on improving four foundational language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Learning will also be guided by a range of useful and highly practical topics. To ensure genuine progression, students are given the opportunity to apply their new-found skills in every lesson.

As a registered training provider, we have built a reputation for excellence in English teaching. Our highly experienced teachers and interactive teaching methods allow us to enhance student outcomes.

All courses are delivered on campus, in a friendly and inclusive environment. WAIFS campus is also conveniently open seven days a week to support flexible learning and a balanced Perth lifestyle.

Standard duration of each level is 6 months. Intake dates are weekly and of course you can select the exact number of weeks you wish to study (minimum 2 weeks, maximum 104 weeks).

By undertaking an ELICOS English course at WAIFS, you will gain the practical English skills and confidence to thrive. Successful graduates can make the most of engaging with global English-speaking communities and further study or employment opportunities.

Further details about each course including timetables and minimum entry requirements can be found on the individual course pages below.


Certificates of Spoken and Written English

These courses are for domestic students such as permanent residents and Australian citizens.
Whether you are a competent English speaker or a beginner to the language, WAIFS caters for your needs, with a range of English classes from Certificate I through to Certificate IV.

Each English course is arranged into a series of modules designed to maximise your potential in a specific language-skill area; for example, speaking or grammar. You are given opportunities to demonstrate and further your knowledge of the language through a variety of projects and assessment tasks, with a specific focus on developing your speaking and listening skills, as well as improving reading and writing.
Our team of highly knowledgeable trainers utilize a multi-dimensional approach to learning and are particularly focused on individual student outcomes. We also offer students additional specialized support classes, free of charge.

This ensures that every WAIFS student has the necessary support to progress smoothly through their studies. Those who have completed our English courses have gone on to tertiary studies or employment filled with confidence in their English language skills.

Links to all our English courses are below.