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)
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.”
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.