Course Details

  • Course Code: 22251VIC
  • CRICOS Course Code: 092085F
  • Course Duration: 26 weeks
Course Description
22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) is intended for both international and local students with focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support or employment.
Entry Requirements
  • Academic Requirements

To gain entry into this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian year 11* or 12 qualification.

(*Subject to the country Assessment Level and the course)

  • Age requirement:

Students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

  • English Language Entry Requirements:

Entry to each EAL Course in / qualification will be determined according to the following criteria:

  • a student’s current English language skills. (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)
  • a student’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia
  • any prior EAL learning
  • a student’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs

While accepting student application for EAL courses, ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology also considers the following:

(from the DEECD 2013 statement, page 4) “that EAL learners ‘bring a range of different skills and abilities to the task of learning English and are at varying stages of English language acquisition when they begin learning English or arrive in Australia. EAL learners also have varying literacy skills in their first language/s. Many are well educated and have strong first language skills, which gives them a valuable foundation for building skills in English. Others encounter formal education for the first time in Victoria, and may not have sound literacy skills in any language. Furthermore, some EAL learners may be going through significant trauma resulting from refugee and pre-migration experiences, family separation, and subsequent settlement issues. All of these often overlapping factors affect how EAL learners engage in learning, and the support they need to be successful must be considered in EAL provision across all settings.”
  • Pre-Training Review
    Every learner must go through a Pre-Training Review (PTR) Process. The PTR process includes a PTR form, mandatory LLN Test and a computer self-assessment test which is reviewed by the Student Support Services team (Student Support Officer, LLN Support Officer, Trainer and Assessor & the Training Manager). The Pre-Training Review process ensures that educational and support needs of every learner are determined and that the learner is placed into a suitable course based on their career goals, interests, skills and knowledge assessed. The completed form must be submitted to Student Support Services at Level 6, 501 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
  • Course Fees
    The total tuition fee for the complete course is AUD 5700.00 .At the time of enrolment the student has to pay AUD 5700.00 {Tuition Fees (AUD 5200)+ Enrolment Fees (AUD 200) + Material Fees (AUD 300)}
    Mode of Study
    This program is delivered at the ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology campus. It consists of class room based face-to-face training. All units are delivered holistically. Inclusive teaching practices with reasonable adjustments based on learner needs
    Assessment Process
    The assessment methods include reading, written tasks, oral questioning and role plays.

    Aims of Faculty of English Alternative Language

    • Enhance student English Skills through a wide variety of methods
    • Develop competencies for the pursuit of  further education pathways
    • Foster an understanding of cultural and critical knowledge
    Course Structure
    Participants need to complete 8 units of competency, consisting of:

    Unit Code Unit Name
    VU21297 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance
    VU21456 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
    VU21457 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
    VU21458 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
    VU21459 Read and write simple instructional and informational texts
    VU21446 Use basic digital technology language and skills
    VU21462 Explore community options
    VU21445 Locate health and medical information
    Credit Transfer and RPL
    Students may be granted RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer if they are able to demonstrate that they have achieved levels of skills and knowledge equivalent to requirements listed in the unit they are seeking credit for through work experience, life experiences or similar study at another institution. Students can apply for RPL or Credit Transfer at the time of enrolment.

    Students applying for RPL/CT must submit RPL/CT application along with their original documents to student administration.

    Where RPL is being applied, the student must submit all relevant evidence of work experience and where learning has occurred.

    A Credit Transfer application must be accompanied by Nationally Recognised Certificates or detailed Statement of Attainment indicating units successfully completed including unit codes and titles and dates of completion.

    Credit Transfer may also include Credit Transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF.
    Special Consideration
    If a student is not able to meet the minimum entry requirements but considers that they have the skills and experience to succeed in the course, they may apply to ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology for special consideration for entry.
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