The New ELICOS English Standards for 2018

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There has been a public issue regarding the New ELICOS English Standards for 2018 as published recently.

Many schools, universities and Australia’s leading peak bodies for international education have released their position statements regarding the “misinterpretation or misrepresentation” of certain clause in the new standards.

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT:

International Students DO NOT need to sit a new tougher test before they can be admitted to tertiary programs. There is NO requirement for further standardised testing under the new ELICOS National Standards 2018.


It is important that potential students understand this will not make it harder to study in Australia.


The ELICOS National Standards 2018 make minor amendments to existing standards to ensure quality is upheld in the future.


The main change amends the definition of an ELICOS course to bring all registered intensive English language courses within the scope of the ELICOS standards.


This step has been supported by all peak education bodies as yet another quality measure to ensure students get the most from their education in Australia.

Source: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L01349

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