Duration:
0.5 years full time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Start dates:
1 October 2019
3 February 2020
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Improve your English-language skills to gain employment or further study opportunities with a Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course is designed for people learning English as an Additional Language (EAL). You will develop English-language speaking, listening, reading, writing and learning skills for further education and future employment.

You will also develop skills to:

  • practise conversations about study
  • give spoken presentations related to study
  • read and write information for study purposes
  • listen and take notes for study purposes
  • develop your language-learning and study abilities
  • learn about the education system in Australia
  • design and produce written documents.

On completion of this course, you will be confident communicating in a wide range of situations in social and community life, as well as in some workplace situations.

Prepare for Free TAFE

VU Polytechnic is helping you get prepared 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). Find out more about the WMEP program and its support services.

VU's Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility 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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Request a call back from one of our experienced Victoria University Polytechnic course advisers to get your questions answered.

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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 the 22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study), a student must successfully complete a total of eight (8) units of competency, comprising of:

  • six (6) core units, and;
  • two (2) elective units, which have not been previously completed, from:
  • electives listed in the 22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) qualification;
  • electives listed in the Certificate II, III and/or 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.

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts. Outcomes include literacy skills including digital literacy skills and cultural and critical knowledge and skills together with knowledge and skills to access further education pathways. Participants may pathway to 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. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • 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

Entry in to 22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) must be determined according to the following criteria:
- a participant’s current English language skills. (The Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework will provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level);
- a participant’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia;
- any prior EAL learning, and;
- a participant’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs.

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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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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