The location in Western Australia will offer general English classes initially to students on Working Holiday, Visitor and other non-study visa holders from June 12. ILSC Perth will later cater to student visa holders once it attains CRICOS registration.
“In discussions with our students and our agents, ILSC Perth was the next logical expansion of our Australian presence,” Christopher Mediratta, ILSC’s president and chief operating officer, said.
The provider also has locations in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, along with schools in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, and New Delhi, India. It will be the company’s ninth globally, bringing it level with the number in 2016.
“Perth offers numerous benefits to students including amazing landscapes, budget and student-friendly living, and a strong economy that can support students’ off-campus work,” Mediratta continued.
The school, in the heart of Perth’s CBD, offers 17 classrooms and will feature ILSC’s unique English classes such as English through Yoga, English through Perth, and Café Work Skills, the provider added.
“Perth’s status as a designated regional area for skilled migration offers students the possibility to create long-term learning and working pathways in the region – a win-win for regional economic growth, and for future students who may discover they want make a long-term home in Western Australia,” Mediratta highlighted.
“We’ve taken all of the successful elements of previous builds and pushed the envelope a little further”
An outdoor café will also be used for students taking the ILSC Café Work Skills class.
“With the ILSC Perth campus, we’ve taken all of the successful elements of previous builds and pushed the envelope a little further – we believe we’ve set a new benchmark for ourselves and for the industry,” Jason Flaming, ILSC Australia’s national director, Campus Operations said.
Greystone College is planned to follow in 2024 and will offer a selection of vocational business qualifications, ILSC added.
In early 2022, ILSC merged with ELS Education Services to create one of the world’s largest language learning and study abroad platforms.
Australia’s ELICOS figures are recovering following a drastic drop during the pandemic when borders were closed.
Overall enrolments fell to 41,850 and commencements to 28,749 in 2021, while in 2022 there rose to 79,362 and 73,429, respectively. However, enrolments were at 51% and commencements at 63% of pre-pandemic numbers in 2019.