22638VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

VU course code: 22638VIC | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face
Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee


Master the basics of the English language for daily use, with the Certificate I in EAL (Access) 22638VIC at Victoria University.

This English course is designed for adults learning English as an additional language.

You'll develop English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to prepare for further education and employment.

Through this course, you can develop the skills to:

  • read and write basic messages
  • read and complete short forms
  • recognise and use numbers and Australian money
  • find health and medical information
  • use basic digital technology.
NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22638VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access), a total of eight (8) units must be achieved, consisting of:
1 Core unit 1 Speaking and Listening Elective unit 1 Reading and Writing Elective unit 2 Language Skills Elective units that have not been previously completed from:

- this qualification

- the Course in EAL, and/or Certificate II qualifications in this EAL Framework. 3 General Electives which have been selected from:

- General Electives listed in this qualification

- General Electives listed in the Certificate II qualifications in this EAL Framework

- units that are first packaged in AQF level 1 and 2 qualifications in other accredited courses and/or endorsed training packages.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Studying English at Victoria University can help you prepare for future studies and apply for work.

This course will improve your English skills, learning skills, and your confidence.

Studying this course will help you access further certificates in English, certificate II qualifications, other training or work opportunities.

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