Benefits of Membership


You can't afford not to be an English Australia member college

As a member college of English Australia your college and your staff will benefit in many positive ways.


Member colleges want a voice - an effective one

Through our advocacy efforts with government and other key stakeholders, English Australia ensures that the ELICOS sector perspective is well represented.  We encourage input from our member colleges and rely heavily on discussions with members to feel confident that we represent a broad consensus of members' views.  We also have great networks and alliances - we are represented on a range of committees and advisory groups as well as having strong relationships with other key bodies in the international education industry.


Members benefit from the marketing advantage offered by the English Australia brand

Over 80% of international students learning English in Australia choose to study with an English Australia member college.  Why?  Because English Australia member colleges are recognised as being committed to delivering a great experience, both inside and outside the classroom.  English Australia drives a range of marketing initiatives that establish and strengthen the English Australia brand, promoting member colleges as the first choice for students and professionals seeking to study an English language program in Australia.


Members want cost effective ways to deliver business growth

Member colleges receive exclusive discounts on advertising, marketing and promotional opportunities through the MemberConnect Program and discount rates for staff to attend English Australia professional development events and activities.  The StudentConnect Program provides exclusive discounts and benefits for students studying at English Australia member colleges.


Members value the in-depth analysis of ELICOS sector statistics and trends

English Australia member colleges have told us how much they value the timely analysis and reporting on the latest data and market trends in Australia and internationally - provided only to English Australia member colleges.


Members want to be kept informed about developments in international education that impact their business

We play a key role in making sure that member colleges are provided with the appropriate level of information in a helpful and timely manner via the e-Information Updates and the English Australia website.


Members want their staff to demonstrate the highest levels of professional practice

English Australia supports colleges by providing access to appropriate professional development opportunities and professional networks for staff: the English Australia Conference, the English Australia Journal, professional development events and webinars, the English Australia / Cambridge ESOL Action Research Program and the English Australia Awards Program.


Members want opportunities to network with peers

In addition to the Members' Forums and English Australia Conference, staff at member colleges can network with peers at state and territory branch events and activities.


Agents want to refer students to the best quality colleges

Being an English Australia member college also brings with it membership of the English Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme - providing confidence to students and their families and agents.


Shape the future of the ELICOS industry

By becoming a member of English Australia, you can help to ensure the future growth of the sector and that your organisation has the environment it needs in which to grow.

Your membership fees help English Australia, as the leading ELICOS association, improve the services and support we provide to member colleges and further our efforts to shape the future of the ELICOS industry.

Membership of English Australia is an investment in your future.  English Australia membership is essential for success.

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Agent views:

"We often find ourselves referring to associations' directories on their website when it comes to finding a new partner in a new destination."
 Patrick Mueller, StudyGlobal, Europe

"School association websites are a tool to find the best option for every particular student/client." 
Irina Mikhaylovskaya, Educational Centre Vera, Russia


Member College views (from annual member survey):

"A wonderful asset to English teaching centres of Australia."

"Keep up the great work.  The support provided has been fantastic."

"Thanks for the English Australia email updates.  They are an excellent source of information and always seem to arrive at the right time!"

"Government lobbying is of huge importance.  We see English Australia as the primary force influencing bodies which make policy impacting on ELICOS providers."