Certificate I in EAL (Access)



DURATION:  24 weeks


The course is for a diverse range of adult learners of English as an additional language needing to develop their English language proficiency skills in order to access a wide range of further education, training, employment and community participation contexts.

This program’s outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs together with electives selected to develop relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge. The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support or employment.

Classroom Based:

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom based setting

The duration for this program is 20 weeks (excluding holiday breaks) and consisting 20 hours of face-to-face delivery per week – the total number of face-to-face delivery hours equates to 400 hours.

Units of Competency

To complete this qualification, you must complete All 8 units of competency listed below:

VU21454 Plan language learning with support
VU21451 Participate in short simple exchanges
VU21449 Read and write short simple messages and forms
VU20939 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols
VU21450 Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information
VU21448 Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts
VU21446 Use basic digital technology language and skills
BSBITU101A Operate a personal computer

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for learners to own or have read access to a computer and a willingness to learn and having ISLPR level 2+/3. EAL placement test will be conducted to evaluate the level of English at entering into course

  • participant’s current English language skills. (The listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework will provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level)
  • participant prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia. Year 11 or Year 12 equivalent to Australian qualification.
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