IALC Seminar: Studying English in Australia

Why send students to Australia? Australia is a good place to gain experience. There is a wide choice of destinations and English language courses, including Cambridge Preparation, Academic Pathway and English Plus courses such as English+Diving, English+Sailing and English+Surfing. The presentation made by Helen Cox and Robynne Walsh in Brisbane includes information on visas and work rights.

Why study English in Australia

First of all, it’s safe.  English courses and international education are regulated by the government, with all students fees protected.

The quality of life is good. Students can opt for home-stays, student residences, independent or shared houses or hostels.

It’s an exciting country offering a wide range of nature, adventures and experiences. For students interested in studying English, IALC colleges are situated around Australia. There is a wide choice of destinations to choose from : Cairns, Airlie Beach & Whitsundays, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth.

Travelling to Australia is for most students  an adventure of a lifetime.

Learn English in Australia

What opportunities are available for students

Australia offers a wide choice of English Language courses: Cambridge Examination Preparation, Academic Pathway and Direct Entry courses, IELTS Preparation, High School Preparation, TESOL Teacher Training, Study Tours… the list is endless. You can visit the IALC website (www.ialc.org/find-courses) and individual IALC Australian schools for more information.

General English courses start every Monday. Students can also combine their  General Courses with many options such as diving, sailing, surfing, golf, tennis.

Students can practice their English while working or getting involved in volunteering ,  work experience or charity projects. IALC colleges in Australia are very happy to offer assistance in finding work.

Study English in Melbourne Australia

Useful information: visas, work rights in Australia

For a student visa, Students must enrol in full-time courses (minimum 20 hour per week). Visas are issued  for the length of their course plus one month. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is required and Australian IALC colleges will include OSHC on the students invoice. Students can also work part-time (up to 40 hours per fortnight).

With a tourist visa, students can choose to enrol in full-time or part-time English courses, the maximum length of the English  course is 12 weeks, and students have no work rights.

Finally, with a working holiday visa, students can choose to enrol in full-time or part-time English courses, for a maximum of 17 weeks. They are allowed a maximum of 12 months  employment (6 month employment with one employer). Students are eligible to apply for a second Working Holiday visa of 12 months on completion of documented 6 month’s work in a  regional area.

Up-to-date information available on www.immi.gov.au.

Language schools in Australia

Seminar run by Helen Cox and Robynne Walsh at the IALC 2014 Brisbane Workshop.

Robynne  Walsh established Phoenix Academy in Perth with her husband Brian in 1989. Together with a great team of dedicated staff they manage the Academy and are delighted to welcome agents from all over the world to Australia.

Helen Cox was the founding Director of  SACE Colleges in Adelaide, Hobart (Tasmania) and Airlie Beach (Whitsundays). Helen Cox has been actively involved in the English language industry in Australia since establishing the college in 1987. She was an English Australia Council member for 10 years and a National ELICOS Panellist. Helen is also actively involved in the Australian tourism sector in South Australia and Queensland through regional tourism committees.

About this blog

Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

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