Southern Cross Education Institute (SCEI) - English Language

Southern Cross Education Institute is a privately owned and operated vocational education and training provider delivering General English and IELTS preparation programs across Australia. You can study foundation, certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications that lead to rewarding careers and further education pathways.

Since its inception in 2007, Southern Cross Education Institute (SCEI) has successfully delivered high-quality education and training to thousands of students from around the world. We are proud to offer both local and international students the best opportunities available to ensure they receive the ultimate education and training experience.

SCEI is approved to deliver English as an Additional Language (EAL) certificate I to IV courses, General English and IELTS preparation programs. As SCEI is an established education provider in the international market, we are able to offer students a pathway from improving English proficiency through to vocational industry qualifications for career commencement, progression or transition.

Through the efforts of our dedicated and talented staff, our institute has established itself as a progressive and successful centre of vocational education. We enjoy a growing reputation as the institute for enterprise, community, employment and opportunity. Our successes serve to further fuel our ambition as we increase our service to society locally, nationally and internationally.


  • A fun, interactive atmosphere that combines learning and an inclusive social experience
  • Small class sizes and an individual approach to meet the needs and skill level of each student
  • Expertise of highly qualified and passionate English language teachers
  • Many intakes for each program throughout the year
  • A comprehensive range of vocational courses to meet the workforce and service needs of our community

General English
The General English program is student centred and outcome based to equip students with the English language proficiency required to perform competently in their further studies and to develop their confidence in communicating in English in an English-speaking country.

The General English program has five program levels:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate.

IELTS preparation
The IELTS preparation program is designed for international students who need to improve their IELTS score. The program will help students to improve their general level of English proficiency, become familiar with the structure of the IELTS test and improve their approach in taking the IELTS test.

There are two levels of IELTS preparation programs:

  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced.

Visit for more information and a full range of courses offered to international students at all our campuses.

SCEI is committed to ensuring equity in education by helping students who have specific support needs - enabling them to participate as learners and gain their academic qualification.

The professional support services available to students at our campuses include:

  • an on-arrival orientation program
  • academic learning support and advice
  • English language support
  • a personal and confidential support counselling service
  • medical and health support
  • accommodation assistance
  • financial assistance
  • legal advice.

Facilities at our campuses include:

  • a nursing skills laboratory
  • a student massage therapy clinic
  • a simulated pathology collection centre
  • simulated early childhood education care facilities
  • free wi-fi and open access to computer rooms
  • a prayer room.

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