Information on this page is for Australian residents

Duration:
0.5 years full time or longer for part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face

Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Develop the English skills you need to open up further study options with a Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course is designed for participants from non-English speaking backgrounds who have intermediate language skills. You’ll develop the academic language skills needed for further study in Australia.

Learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) with us, you will further develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also develop strategies for learning and academic skills in:

  • undertaking research
  • writing essays
  • group work
  • giving oral presentations.

You will be able to communicate at a basic level in your social and community life, as well as in the workplace. This course will prepare you for further English study or other TAFE or higher education studies.

Prepare for Free TAFE

VU Polytechnic is helping you get prepared in 2018 for Free TAFE 2019. Find out what courses you can do to improve your English skills and be ready to take advantage of Free TAFE. Contact us for more information or request a call back.

This certificate is part of the Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP). You can find out more about the WMEP program and its support services.

Victoria University Polytechnic is a supportive place to study. We have a range of academic support programs that can help you if you're struggling with your studies.

We can help you with your assignments and assessment tasks, maths, writing skills and English language support, as well as showing you effective ways to study and manage your time and preparation. Our study support programs include:

  • workshops and study groups
  • student mentors and peer learning
  • maths and writing resources.

We also have disability support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

As part of Victoria University, Victoria University Polytechnic believes in inclusivity, diversity and opportunity. Studying with us means you’ll be learning in an environment that values community empowerment. 

Victoria University received the highest rating of five stars for cultural diversity by the Good Universities Guide. Our students feel fortunate to learn in a setting that has such a rich representation of cultures. 

VU also works to address refugee issues, tackle diversity and social inclusion issues and improve the health and social wellbeing of the region. We are proud of our varied cultural and community engagement projects with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities.

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Already a VU student?

To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

TAFE resources

This course enables people of non-English speaking backgrounds to gain intermediate language skills.

Careers

It's widely recognised that the more education you've completed, the more opportunities you’ll have in the job market. Studying English at Victoria University Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door for future studies and your dream career.

This course will improve your English skills and learning skills, as well as improve your confidence.  These skills will create more options for your career path in the future. Studying this course will help you access further certificates in English, and further TAFE or university studies.

Course structure

To be awarded 22255VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study), a student must successfully complete a total of nine (9) units of competency, comprising of:

  • seven (7) core units and,
  • two (2) units selected from units not previously completed from:
  • elective units listed in this qualification;
  • units listed in the Certificate II, III and/ or IV qualifications in this EAL Framework, and;
  • units / modules which are first packaged in AQF levels 2, 3, and/ or 4 qualifications in other accredited curricula and/ or endorsed training packages.

22255VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) focuses on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts. Outcomes also include literacy skills incorporating digital literacy skills, cultural and critical knowledge and skills together with knowledge and skills to access further education pathways. Students may pathway into vocational or other education or to further English language courses.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

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.

Entry requirements

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.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

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.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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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

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