ACU students enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program work with new International English Language (ELICOS) students to assist them with adjusting to ACU and Sydney. ACU students help ELICOS students to feel more integrated and help them to build a social network with local students already in their future degree programs.

ACU students also assist our ELICOS teachers with Special Interest Group workshops, classroom activities and attend student social events and excursions, orientations and graduations.

Objectives of the Program:

  • Help ELICOS students to better adjust to the ACU environment.
  • Help ELICOS students to build their confidence with their spoken English and pronunciation through socialization, meet ups, clubs and societies.
  • Introduce ELICOS students to Sydney life: transport system, opening a bank account, finding accommodation etc.
  • Help ELICOS students to feel welcome, make friends and feel supported both at ACU and in  Sydney

Program Partners

ACU Centre for Languages, English Language Programs North Sydney

Student Position Description

We are looking for volunteers that are keen to work with International students, and who are patient, friendly and welcoming. Students should be interested in learning about other cultures and have a good understanding about ACU and Sydney (culture, activities, events, and systems), so as to be able to share this knowledge with new arrivals both to ACU and Sydney.

Students attending the Special Interest Group provide additional support in a classroom setting while ELICOS students work on speaking, reading, writing and listening tasks.

ACU  student  volunteers will attend ELICOS Orientation Sessions and  provide campus tours and information to new students.

ACU Students attending special events and excursions accompany ELICOS Students and continue to provide social support and interaction with local communities.

Student Requirements

  • Apply by before 8 February via email to
  • An interview will take place before the induction workshop, and attendance is required at an induction session in the week before the commencement.
  • We will welcome students from all degrees.

Operating dates and times

  • Interviews and induction will occur in the week  starting 11 February
  • Placement hours will commence on  24 February
  • Operating dates and times will be flexible
  • Special Interest Group: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Monday to Thursday
  • Excursions: Various


ACU North Sydney


ACU Centre for Languages, Level 4 , 213 Miller St , North Sydney


ACU Centre for Languages, English Language Programs

Phone: (02) 9739 2560

(Monday to Wednesday)


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