To be eligible to attend Blackburn ELS students must:
Eligible students typically attend the language school for between six and twelve months, depending on their educational background and/or refugee/humanitarian status.
Fee paying overseas students requiring an intensive English language program before entering a mainstream school can enrol at Blackburn ELS. International students can only enrol at Blackburn ELS through the International Student Program.
Transitioning Blackburn ELS students are expected to continue their primary or secondary education at a Victorian government school once they complete their English language program. The school supports families and students to enrol in their local government school.