22250VIC – Certificate I in EAL (Access)

Learn basic english language skills and prepare yourself for future study and employment opportunities. The 22250VIC – Certificate I in EAL (Access) provides participants from non-English backgrounds with the opportunity to develop:

• English language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening
• computing skills
• skills to participate in the community and in further education and training
• learning skills
• a knowledge of Australian society.

It is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English. During the course you’ll learn about basic numeric calculations, computer use, simple reading and writing, listening and speaking, living and working in Australia, and learning plan development.

Dedicated and experienced teachers, along with specialist youth workers, will guide you through the program, which combines classroom learning with interesting recreational and social activities.

This nationally recognised qualification can be completed full time over six months.

Once complete, you can develop your skills further with Australian Professional Language Centre’s Certificate II in EAL (Access)

This course provides a pathway to further English study in the Access or Employment streams or Certificate II industry qualifications.

Course structure
To be eligible for the award of the 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access) learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:

VU21454 Plan language learning with support
VU21451 Participate in short simple exchanges
VU21449 Read and write short simple messages and forms
VU21450 Give and respond to short simple verbal instructions and information
VU21447 Read and write short simple descriptive and narrative texts
VU21445 Locate health and medical information
VU21446 Use basic digital technology language and skills
VU20939 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols

Course Entrance Requirements
Complete a pre-training assessment for language, literacy and numeracy skills., Must be 15 years or over., Permanent resident or temporary protection/visitor visa holder from non-English speaking background.

Course Duration & Delivery
This course requires students to dedicate 20 hours per week towards achieving the learning outcomes for a 26-week period including 20 study weeks and 6 weeks holidays.

This qualification is delivered in a classroom setting. It is expected that students will need to spend an additional 16-20 hours per week of self-paced study and assessment activities.