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What study modes are available?

  • Entirely On Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)

*Domestic students are only required to attend practical & lecture sessions.

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Our General English ELICOS program prepares students to use written and spoken English in a wide variety of settings, ranging from everyday conversations to advanced academic studies.

About this Course:

Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar. NIET provides free of charge English language level checking tools.

English Level Guide

This course teaches English at the following levels:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Working with industry leaders

General English Partners




Minimum age of 16 years

Education & Experience Requirements

English Language

Required Identification

Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)

Computer Skills & Equipment

Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.

Further Information

Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.


Standard Course Intake Dates:

Every week.

Class Schedule:

Daily from Tuesday to Friday

  • Elementary 9:00-2:30
  • Pre-Intermediate 9:00-2:30
  • Intermediate 12:00-5:00
  • Upper Intermediate 12:00-5:00
  • Advanced 12:00-5:00

Note: Guide only. Subject to change without notice.


Progress Test 

Each week you will get the chance to demonstrate your new vocabulary and grammar skills as you take a progress test based on the previous week’s content. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how much you have learned. You will be tested on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and functional language.


Workshop lessons focus on specific skills, for example, writing or listening and offer real life English materials such as short films. Writing workshops focus on different types of text, from emails to essays, offering lots of opportunities to practise. In addition, workshop lessons offer more opportunities for discussion on important and engaging life topics.

Pronunciation Workshop 

Students love this opportunity to hone their pronunciation skills. A fun based workshop that focuses on specific sounds, intonation and fluency with lots of opportunities to practise.


Practise listening every day with this 30-minute autonomous activity based on useful information, such as the news, the weather or typical Australian activities. Watch the video and answer the questions at your own pace.

Core Classes 

Learn English with classmates from all over the world. Your dedicated teachers will guide and encourage you as you work towards your language goals. Here you will practise all the skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as improving your vocabulary and grammar.



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Hobart Intake Dates

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Hobart Tuition Fees

Course Name Course
Domestic / Permanent Resident Campus
General English 10-50 $350 HBT Weekly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $350

Hobart Study & Schedule

Intakes for General English are Weekly.

Lecture (F2F Online)
Lecture (On-Campus)
Practical (Offsite)
Practical (On Campus)
Supervised Training (Online)
Tutorial (F2F Online)
Tutorial (On Campus)
Session Recorded

Group A

Room 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mathew Facey
Room 2
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mathew Facey

Hobart Course TRAINERS

Mathew Facey

Matthew brings a unique combination of qualifications, competencies and experience to the learning environment in the disciplines of Leadership and Management, Accounting, and English Language. He has post graduate qualifications in Management and has been a board director of a publicly listed company. He was qualified as a CPA (or equivalent) in three countries and was the country managing partner for a global accountancy firm. Matthew worked for several years as the senior financial advisor to the World Bank-funded Higher Education Project in Vietnam. He is also a Cambridge CELTA qualified English language teacher with over twenty years’ teaching experience in Asia and Australia. Matthew’s employers / contracting organisations have included (current names) PwC, Grant Thornton, World Bank / Government of Vietnam, and Accenture.

Hobart Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

Getting settled in Hobart

Based right in Salamanca Place, NIET Group Hobart Centre is a regional campus delivering one of Tasmania’s largest private vocational offerings. Located high on the fourth floor, views reach out across the Derwent river, with the campus affording study spaces tailor designed for learning & study. Hospitality students also benefit from proximity to outstanding venues located nearby.

Built for Diverse Learners

The facility offers functional classrooms, modest breakout spaces, and equipped massage clinic and training facility, with the capability to offer walk-in massage therapy.

Session Locations

Hobart Room 2

Here's what our General English students think

See why more than 8000 students have chosen NIET

General English
I'm so lucky, I had a great time with amazing teachers in General English-Ms.Jessica and Ms.Jayne. They're always supportive to us. I've learned a lot and I could improve my English skill with my class. I really appreciate their help.
Yuan Hsu
General English
In the past year, I met three teachers and they are the best education team I have met in my life. I’m Taiwanese learning English in Australia. In the beginning, I wasn’t able to speak even a sentence, but Jessica and Sukin were very patient to us. From my perspective, one of the most important things for junior English learner is to be given confidence by others. I had been taught by two of them from basic English. Finally, when I reached level 5, I met teacher Jayne, she would push us a little bit to learn more. I want to say again that, they are the best education team I have come across. They are so professional that they can be fully trusted.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.


Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.


Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!

Sunny Yang

I enrolled in NIET while starting a new life in Tasmania. I received lots of help from the administration and teachers. I used to struggle a lot to do my assignments. Dimpy has helped me with one-on-one consultations after classes. Classes were very engaging and interactive. Overall, I had an amazing experience with NIET.

Pragati Koirala

This course is well tailored and provides me with a good understanding of community service industry. Rhea is knowledgeable and provides excellent assistance. NIET provides students with excellent facilities and resources. Highly recommend NIET Hobart!

Olivia Mathews

I highly recommend Advanced Diploma of Translating. Da Teng is very helpful and supportive to all students and thanks to him, I passed NAATI and became a certified translator. I also improved my English a lot from this course. It was a great learning experience.

Michy W.

I am really happy to share my thoughts on my Trainer Dimpy Rani. She is approachable and informative when teaching students. She puts so much effort for every student to thrive professionally. She is not only a trainer, but also a motivational speaker, who knows how to boost the confidence in her students. I am thankful to the whole NIET STAFF for their support and services during the course.

Faisal Shehzad

Great experience with a great teacher, Mr. Alvin. When classes were online, despite the time differences, Alvin still managed to bring everyone together and maintain an engaging class. He’s always open for discussions and dedicated to help students achieving their goals.

James Bastos

I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.


“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

Sarah T

“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

Sarah R
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