22640VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

VU course code: 22640VIC | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face
Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee


Learn English skills to communicate and manage your day-to-day activities, with the Certificate III in EAL (Access) 22640VIC at Victoria University.

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

It will help you to improve your English-language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These will help you with everyday communication and community participation. The course will also help you to progress into further English-language study, training or work.

In this course you will develop the skills to:

  • participate in casual conversations
  • understand and give information and directions
  • read and write straightforward information, instructions and stories
  • use the internet and email to develop your language skills
  • find out about Australian issues
  • work with a range of numbers and Australian money.
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 22640VIC Certificate III 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

- Certificate II, III or IV 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, III and/or IV qualifications in this EAL Framework

- units that are first packaged in AQF level 2, 3 or 4 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 begin studies and progress towards the job you want.

This course will improve your English and learning skills, and your confidence, creating more options for your future career.

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

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Certificate III in EAL
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