IEC Online

Our Intensive English Centres (IEC) enable students to develop English language skills so that they transition to mainstream high school with confidence. Students in Years 7-11 who are outside Australia can apply to study with an Intensive English Centre online.

This initiative has been created to allow students to study at an IEC while waiting for Australian borders to reopen.

Applications are now open for students to commence IEC Online in Term 1 2022.

Program details

Teaching and learning

IEC Online will be taught by our Intensive English Centres. English will be taught through the core areas of the NSW curriculum by our qualified and experienced IEC teachers. Classes will be run through the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

Daily schedule 

Classes will be held Monday to Friday for four hours each day, plus rest breaks. Classes will start between 10:00am and 11:00am (AEDT) to allow for differences in timezones.


Successful completion of IEC Online will have the same progression outcomes as completion of IEC in NSW.

Frequently Asked Questions

For detailed information, please download the IEC Online FAQ.


To assist students impacted by COVID-19, IEC Online tuition fees have been set at an affordable level without compromising program quality.

The tuition fees for IEC Online are $7,000 for two terms, which is approximately 20% below the usual fees for IEC study.

Students who have not yet applied to DE International will need to pay the $290 application fee.


New applicants

If you have not previously applied to DE International, please follow the International Student Program application process to submit an application. Students requiring enrolment in an Intensive English Centre commencing in Term 1 2022 will be given the option of IEC Online, or deferring their commencement until borders reopen.

Current students and students with an offer

If you have already received an offer including IEC, or are already enrolled at an IEC but your studies were interrupted by COVID-19, please complete the online registration.

Register to apply for IEC Online >


Please email any questions about IEC Online to DE International via