About Us


Each year, we teach English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) to more than 1900 students from all over the world.

You can study English with Hawthorn-Melbourne if you want to:

  • enter Australian universities, colleges, Technical & Further Education (TAFE), Vocational Education & Training (VET) or Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  • get ready for an IELTS test
  • expand your career options or prepare for employment
  • open up new travel opportunities and experience Australia.

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Pathway to the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program is an established pathway for international students to the prestigious University of Melbourne.

Teaching English for over 35 years

Established in 1986, Hawthorn-Melbourne has been preparing students for further study in Australia for over 35 years.

High School Pathways

Our English for High School program, developing academic English language skills for high school, is recognised by both government and private high schools in Victoria. 

Direct Entry Agreements

We a number of direct entry pathways to Victorian universities, colleges and insitutions for students planning to complete further studies in Australia. 


We help you to develop independent study skills and to focus on your individual learning needs such as pronunciation, business or writing.

Classroom Technology

Every classroom has an interactive SMART board.Your teacher will use the SMART board so you can learn with interactive, multimedia content.

Social Activities

Outside the classroom you can make friends, practise English and have fun with the Hawthorn Activity Program (HAP). 

English Australia

We are members of English Australia, an association representing over 100 schools committed to delivering the highest quality education and support services.