English for Living and Working in Australia

General English Courses are based on either the Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) or the Certificate in English as an Additional Language (EAL). This course is for students starting to learn English.

Students will develop their English language skills through topics relating to their everyday life in Australia such as Education, Health and Money.

What will I learn?

This course will enable you to learn to:

  • Use English to obtain goods and services
  • Have a conversation in English
  • Read and write a range of everyday texts such as simple instructions, messages and stories

What further education can I do after completing this course?

  • Training for the Workplace courses

Based on interviews where your language level will be assessed and a counsellor will discuss your learning goals.

Course duration

Available full-time or part-time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes available.

Course dates

Courses start every two weeks.



The fee is determined by your eligibility for Government funding. To check your eligibility for a concession fee, contact AMES Australia.

Click here for more information on applicable fees.

How to Enrol

Enquire to find out:

  • course dates
  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.


This course can be taken under below Government Subsidised Funding Programs:

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