TAFE Queensland Brisbane - English Language

TAFE Queensland Brisbane is where over 40,000 local and international students get their worldclass education and training each year. Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Eightynine per cent of our students go on to employment or further study - the highest rate in Australia.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane is an awardwinning education and training provider with an exceptional 130-year history. We attract students from all stages of learning - from high school students and recent graduates, to those looking to upskill or start a new career.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the expertise and strong links with industry to change lives. We provide our students with the skills, opportunities and experiences to not just make a difference, but to make great happen.

Every year, we help thousands of local and international students reach their goals and achieve recognised qualifications that lead to employment. We also work with businesses throughout the region to help their employees achieve their career development goals.

Based in the heart of one of the most liveable places on the planet, we are 'uniquely Brisbane'. We're welcoming, we're cosmopolitan, we're innovative, we're diverse... We're TAFE Queensland Brisbane.


Our ELICOS courses (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) are intensive programs enabling students to quickly reach their English language goals, whether for international communication, studying in formal programs in Australia or to obtain the English language skills to get a job. Whatever your goal, one of the following courses is sure to suit your needs:

  • General English - Elementary to Upper Intermediate+
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Preparation - Intermediate+
  • ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Rating) Preparation - Intermediate+
  • EAP (English for Academic Purposes) - Upper Intermediate
  • EAP Nursing (English for Academic Purposes- Nursing) - 10 weeks

Each program runs for 12 weeks but you can study for any length of time from two to 52 weeks or more!

You can study 20 hours face-to-face with your class teacher in ELICOS and then join the many student activities offered on campus. After completing one of our ELICOS courses, international students have access to a wide range of up-to-date and industry leading formal programs too.

Study areas include:

  • acting, screen and media
  • aged care
  • animal science
  • beauty and hairdressing
  • business
  • children's services
  • community services and education
  • creative arts and photography
  • dental services
  • engineering and built environment
  • English language and migrant studies
  • fashion and design
  • horticulture and floristry
  • hospitality
  • IT, media and design
  • music and sound production
  • nursing
  • professional studies
  • science and allied health
  • sport and recreation
  • tourism and events.

Our long history and extensive experience will ensure that TAFE Queensland Brisbane stands out amongst training providers for a long time to come. We're here for you, to make great happen.

At TAFE Queensland Brisbane we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you will need some extra support. We're here to help.

Our support services are available for all of our students to make your learning experience easier and help you achieve your study goals. The support framework provides access to services such as personal counselling, learning support, library services, disability services and Indigenous student support.

Staff are also trained to assist students in thinking about career paths and providing advice on every aspect of student life, such as finding accommodation, employment, developing your resume and preparing for job interviews.

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