Duration

10 weeks/Level

CRICOS Course Code

115358C

Course Fees

AUD$ 2000 / Level

Enrolment Fees

AUD$ 200

Material Fees

AUD$ 150

Sunbeam's English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) is the perfect way to meet new people, experience a new city and improve your English skills whilst preparing for further study.

Our program has highly experienced specialised teachers, resources, facilities, and a well-developed support system to help you achieve the English language proficiency that you dream of. With our modern approach to teaching English as a Second Language, you’ll not only learn – you’ll Lead.

  • Interactive Materials: Dive into our meticulously crafted workbooks and student activities that make learning a joy.
  • Immersive Study Trips: Enrich your learning experience with curated trips to renowned cultural and educational destinations.
  • Our Dedicated Team: Our passionate educators and staff are always here, ensuring you receive the most enjoyable and enriching learning experience.

This course elevates student’s professional trajectory with improved English skills for working and living in Australia.

Further Study Pursuits: Gear up for Vocational and Educational Training in English, in Australia or beyond, equipped with the linguistic prowess we impart. 

Once you have successfully completed your General English course, you can enter certificate and/or diploma courses offered by Sunbeam. These courses focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

At Sunbeam International College, we’re more than an institute; we’re your partners in the grand journey of English mastery.


  • Be over the age of 18 years.
  • Have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate basic command of written and spoken English of IELTS Level 3 or equivalent CEFR A2 minimum.
  • Have basic computer skills, e.g. operating Windows PC, MS Word, Browser, Email application.
  • Meet the Subclass 500 Student Visa requirements.
  • Complete the English Placement test online sent to your email before your placement is determined.

Your course duration may vary depending on your current level of English language proficiency. The course duration may vary from 10 weeks to 70 weeks.


Sunbeam offers at the following SIX levels for a total duration of 70 weeks:

Each level consists of 10 weeks of study:

  • Strater Level (Beginners)
  • Elementary (IELTS level 4.0 or equivalent)/10 weeks
  • Pre-Intermediate (IELTS 4.5 or equivalent)/10 weeks
  • Intermediate (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent/10 weeks
  • Upper Intermediate (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)/10 weeks
  • Advanced (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)/10 weeks

The National standards for ELICOS providers and courses were developed by the Australian Government and state and territory governments in consultation with the ELICOS sector.

Disclaimer: Each level (A2-C1) runs for 10 weeks with student progress reports every four weeks so that students who progress well are rewarded with timely promotion up the study ladder. For more information please contact: [email protected]


  • Face-to-Face (Distance/online learning is not available.
  • Minimum of 80% Attendance MUST need to meet.

Student will be assessed on

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking, and
  • Listening

Based on your level of English, student will learn to:

  • Write essays and reports.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations.
  • Communicate with confidence in English.
  • Research and reference.
  • Study independently.
  • Develop your grammar and vocabulary.
  • Create ideas based on activities from the classroom and through excursions.

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