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22253VIC - Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Details for Australian residents

You are considered an Australian resident (domestic student) if you:
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • Are an Australian permanent resident; or
  • Hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
You are considered an international student if you:
  • are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • do not hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; and
  • are not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • hold a temporary visa.

Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website for more information about studying in Australia on a student visa.

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Course essentials

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.

Careers

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.

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

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 22253VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access), learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:
- one (1) Core unit
- one (1) Speaking and Listening unit
- one (1) Reading and Writing unit
- two (2) Language Skills elective units which can be selected from Speaking and Listening and / or Reading and Writing units which have not been previously completed from:
- this qualification;
- Certificate II, III and IV qualifications in this EAL Framework;
- three (3) electives which can be selected from the:
- General Electives listed in this qualification;
- General Electives listed in the Certificate II, III and IV qualifications in this EAL Framework;
- units / modules which are first packaged in AQF level 2, 3 or 4 qualifications in other accredited curricula and / or endorsed training packages.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Applicants must have an entry level of 2 against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) or language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete an oracy, literacy and numeracy assessment.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

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You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

After you apply:

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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