ELICOS is English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students. ELICOS courses are run by Language Schools, and the most commonly run courses are IELTS and General English. Language schools can be set up as a stand-alone entity or in conjunction with an established RTO.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. When an international student takes the IELTS test, they receive a band score of between 0 and 9. Students take this test to enter an Australian university, to get a job in Australian or to receive an Australian permanent residence visa.
General English Courses:
General English classes are less intensive academically than IELTS classes. They are designed to cater to the student who wants to improve their English for general conversation and communication. There are six levels: Starter, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.
Apart from IELTS and General English, other available courses include: Cambridge, Pearson, EAL and CSWE.