Box Hill Institute - ELICOS

Box Hill Institute is one of Victoria's largest training and education providers for vocational and higher education courses. Winner of the Victorian International Education Awards: Excellence in International Education - TAFE and International Student of the Year - VET in 2015, and finalist of the International Training Provider of the Year Award in 2015, Box Hill Institute has over 40,000 students enrolled in Melbourne. Of these, more than 600 are international students from over 50 countries. This mix of students adds to a unique learning environment that is popular with students, employers and industry alike.

Box Hill Institute is located in metropolitan Melbourne, only 13 kilometres east from the city centre. It is close to public transport, including trains, trams and buses.

Box Hill Institute prides itself on offering students an exceptional experience of cultural diversity and the ability to share ideas and experiences with both teachers and peers. The institute has state-of-the-art technology learning classrooms, extensive library resources, computer laboratories and real-world workplace training environments.

Box Hill Institute's courses ensure students gain knowledge and skills that are nationally and internationally recognised, making them work-ready and equipped to apply their learning to the workplace, which employers highly value. Our quality training combines theory with hands-on learning and practical activities, and many courses include work placements where time is spent working in the industry as part of the curriculum.

Our teachers are highly praised in student surveys and have extensive industry experience, with many having run their own businesses. These teachers provide students with the support they need to succeed at Box Hill.

Box Hill Institute offers students a range of study pathways to higher-level qualifications, including our bachelor degrees. We also have university partnerships with Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Monash University, where you can gain credits towards your course.


The English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are for students who want to further their studies in vocational or higher education, or improve their English for business purposes or personal development. In this course you will develop your English language skills by listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Classes use teaching materials that have been specially prepared for the English language classroom, including language textbooks, CDs, computer software, newspapers and videos. Only English is spoken in the classroom, and the maximum class size is 18 students.

The tuition fee for ELICOS is great value, starting at only AUD$270* per week.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

  • CRICOS Code: 044635A
  • Location: Elgar campus
  • Duration: 10-week blocks
  • Intake dates: Approximately every five weeks throughout the year

Visit for more information and a full range of courses offered to international students.

*All fees shown are in Australian dollars and do not include living or accommodation expenses. All fees quoted are the 2016 calendar year indicative fees and are correct at the time of print.
In subsequent calendar years, fees may be subject to a small increase in line with annual institute fee pricing reviews. Some Box Hill Institute courses will be undertaken across two or more campus locations.
For further clarification please seek advice from the institute.
Note: Box Hill Institute only accepts enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

Box Hill Institute provides an extensive range of support services to international students. Our International Student Support Team provides assistance with study skills, as well as general welfare support and counselling.

We offer:

  • a free airport pick-up service
  • a free accommodation placement service offering assistance with finding accommodation - homestay (part and full board) and hostel
  • free study support programs
  • a free Welcome Festival - a comprehensive orientation program.

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