Develop the English skills you need to open up further study options with a Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) at Victoria 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.
The Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP)
This certificate is part of the Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP). Find out more about the WMEP program and support services offered.
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It is widely recognised that the more education you have completed, the more opportunities you’ll have in the job market. Studying English at Victoria Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door for your 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:
Use our Admissions centre to
- Save incomplete applications to finish later
- Submit applications for one or more courses
- Track the progress of your applications
- Upload any additional information we request
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