Bridge Blue Australia
You have so many educational options to choose from in Australia, so take some time to think about your career and life goals. The course you study will shape your career and life plans. Also think about whether you want to study in the city or in the country. Do you want to study at a small or large college or university? What level qualification do you want? (certificate, diploma, degree etc). You will probably find that the course you want to study is offered at several places in Australia and New Zealand. Is it important that you live somewhere warm or cold?
You will also need to consider the institutionís academic entrance requirements, as each college or university and each course has its own standards. If you donít have enough English, you will need to think about English Language too.
ESL Program Introduction
You can study intensive English language (known as ELICOS) at more than 100 institutions in Australia and at a relatively low cost. Some institutions are private, semi-private or government owned. All institutions are properly registered and offer high quality English language training, many using advanced language laboratories, video, computer and library facilities.
There are no entrance requirements for English Language courses. Courses are offered at all levels (beginner to advanced) and course starting times are very flexible. This flexibility makes it easy for you to combine English Language Training with a holiday, or with another course.
You can study:
General English (emphasis on communication skills)
English for Academic Purposes (preparation to study at university, TAFE or a private college)
Examination Preparation (preparation for Cambridge, TOEFL or IELTS examinations)
Study Tourism (learn English while learning about Australia / New Zealand or enjoying activities such as scuba, golf, horse riding, sailing etc)
Many students will take an English Language Test to determine their level of English, and to decide how much English Language Training they may need. All tests assess your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a very popular test in Asia, however, most Australian institutions prefer the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test.
High School 500-550 TOEFL or 5-6 IELTS
Certificate 500-550 TOEFL or 5-6 IELTS
Diploma 500-550 TOEFL or 5-6 IELTS
Bachelors Degree 550-600 TOEFL or 6.0-7.0 IELTS
Postgraduate 550-600 TOEFL or 6.0-7.0 IELTS
- Number of ESL Students: 150-250
- Average Class Size: 10-15
- Hours per Week: 20-30 hours per week
- Minimum Age: 7
- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory Apartment
- School Setting: Urban Suburban Small Town/Rural
- Accreditation: All major accrediting bodies in Australia.
Schedule & Fees
The cost of studying in Australia and New Zealand compares well with other countries that take international students. You will find that the combined costs of tuition fees and living expenses are lower in Australia and New Zealand than the US and UK. Each institution has different fees for different courses.
You will find that tuition fees in Australia and New Zealand for international students are even more competitive with other countries, especially when you calculate current exchange rates.
The following is a guide only:
English Language Courses AUD$150 - AUD$350 per week
Vocational Education and Training Courses AUD$5000 - AUD$12000 per year
Bachelor Degree (undergraduate) AUD$10000 - 18000 per year
Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD (postgraduate) AUD$12000 - 18000 per year
Special Courses & Features
- English for Business
- Conversation Partner Program
- Pre-MBA Courses or Program
- Internships or Work Experience
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- Teacher Training Courses
- Translation or Interpretation Courses
- English + Golf
- TOEIC Preparation Courses
- IELTS Preparation Courses
- Cambridge Examination Courses
- One-to-One Instruction / Private Lessons
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
- Courses for Children (under 12 years old)
- Learn at Teacher's Home
Bridge Blue Australia
Suite 801 Level 8
276 Pitt Street
Sydney 2000 NSW