22251VIC – Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Certificate II course provides participants from non-English speaking backgrounds with:

• employment and living skills
• a knowledge of Australian society
• learning skills
• computing skills
• strategies for a successful transition into work or further study in Australia.

You will gain confidence with your English skills in social situations and learn to better deal with everyday situations.

This course can lead you to further English study in the Access, Further Study or Employment streams or Certificate II industry qualifications.
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 III in EAL (Access)

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

Course Objectives
22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills together with electives directly selected to develop relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication, including digital literacy, and community participation and to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both. The overall objective of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support or employment.

Course structure
To be eligible for the award of the 22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:

VU21297 Develop and document a learning and portfolio with guidance
VU21456 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
VU21458 Read and write simple personal communications and transactions
VU21457 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
VU21460 Read and write simple descriptive and narrative texts
VU21464 Examine current issues
VU21462 Explore community options
VU21461 Access the internet and email to develop language

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