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Maximum course duration – 50 weeks


50 weeks : A$ 15,000.00 ( or A$300.00 per week)

Your Pathway to a Global Community through Magill


• Students can enrol for a maximum duration of 50 weeks, 10 weeks for each level. Students are permitted to apply for a holiday break during their ELICOS program upon completing the initial 20 weeks of study.

• Within a 50-week enrolment duration, a student can complete up to five levels. Students who fulfil the minimum English entry requirements for vocational studies may consider applying to study our Marketing and Communication or Project/Program Management streams. Please refer to our VET page on our website for further information.

• To progress to the next level, students must complete 10 study weeks at the required level, achieve 65% or above in the Skills Test and meet the attendance requirement.

Mission & Vision

At Magill College, our mission is to empower international students by providing high-quality, immersive English language education. We are dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment that equips our students with the linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding needed to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Through innovative teaching methods and a commitment to excellence, we strive to build a global community of confident, competent, and compassionate communicators.

Our vision is to be a leading ELICOS institution recognised globally for our excellence in English language education and our commitment to student success. We aspire to cultivate a diverse and dynamic learning community where every student is inspired to reach their full potential. By continuously evolving our programs and embracing new technologies, we aim to set new standards in language education, preparing our students to thrive in an interconnected world and contribute meaningfully to society.

Course Purpose

Our General English course is tailored for students learning English as a second language, empowering them to communicate confidently in their daily lives and pursue vocational or university-level studies. The course is delivered using communicative methods with an emphasis on the importance of vocabulary, grammar and four macro skills – speaking, reading, writing, and listening. This course is fully aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and provides fortnightly assessments for students to evaluate their progress regularly.

Share your learning goals and desired study duration with us. Our enrolment team will recommend the appropriate course and the number of weeks necessary to reach your goals.


• Study periods for each English level (i.e. Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced) are allocated based on 10 study weeks.

• Generally, our General English courses commences every Monday (except NSW public holidays and official holiday breaks during the last week of December and first week of January). Where a public holiday falls on a Monday, courses will instead commence on Tuesday.

Entry Requirements

Education: None

Age: Over 18 or more years old

The table below reflects the English language entry requirements for each level of courses offered at Magill College Sydney.

Course structure

Duration of the course 50 weeks
Duration per level 10 weeks
Face-to-face scheduled contact hours 20 hours a week
Study hours (personal or group study) N/A
Scheduled breaks Two weeks during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


Progress Tests: Every two weeks, students must complete a Progress Test. After the test, the teacher will provide feedback and offer tips on how the student can improve their English level.

Skills Test: Every five weeks, students must complete a Skills Test assessing the development of the four skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The Skills Test results help us determine if the student is ready to progress to the next level.

Student Visa Holder Requirements

Attendance: Student’s attendance must never fall below 80%. Falling below this threshold is considered a breach of your visa conditions.

Daily Attendance: Attendance for a day is only counted if student attends the full scheduled duration of classes.

Academic Progress: To maintain satisfactory course progress, students must complete a Skills Test every five weeks and achieve 65% or above in each language skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

Support: If you are struggling to maintain satisfactory course progress, you need to contact Magill student support services for assistance.

Non-Compliance with Attendance: Failure to comply with the attendance requirements may result in the implementation of attendance intervention strategies and cancellation of enrolment.