22253VIC – Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Advance your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

This 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.

These skills will help you with formal and informal situations in your social and community life, as well as in the workplace.
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 IV in EAL (Access)

This is a general EAL course which provides pathways to other EAL courses including 22256VIC – Certificate IV in EAL (Access), 22258VIC – Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) as well as VE and/ or HE qualifications.

Course objectives
22253VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so that participants can access a range of further and vocational education options which may require some specialisation. Participants include those who have been out of the workforce for a period and wish to further develop English language skills and research pathway skills.

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

VU21323 Develop and document a learning and portfolio
VU21465 Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions
VU21468 Read and write straightforward informational and instructional texts
VU21466 Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions
VU21469 Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts
VU21470 Investigate issues in the Australian environment
VU21472 Investigate features of the education system in Australia
VU21473 Investigate Australian art and culture

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