Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Start date:
15 July 2024
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 30 September 2024 for our next intake which starts on 15 July 2024.


Develop basic English skills including speaking and handwriting, with a Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) 22637VIC at Victoria University.

During this course you will develop beginner skills in English speaking, listening, reading, writing and maths.

You will develop your skills as a student, and learn how to:

  • recognise and use Australian money
  • use basic reading and writing skills
  • work with numbers, time and dates
  • improve your spoken language skills.

This certificate is part of the Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP).

The program offers a range of services, including counselling, and housing and financial advice.

Find out about the WMEP program and support services offered.

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Australian applicants, please bring:

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian passport
  • Medicare card (green)
  • Australian citizenship certificate.

Non-Australian applicants, please bring:

  • New Zealand passport
  • Australian visa (in passport)
  • ImmiCard
  • current concession card.


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.


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Skills First (subsidised) indicative fees

The Skills First government contribution in 2024 towards this course is $4,283.13. If eligible, you will pay: 

  • Tuition: $333.75*
  • Materials: $0
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): maximum per year $175.50**

*A concession rate of 20% of the standard Skills First subsidised tuition fee is available if you are eligible for a concession. Learn more about concessions.

**The SSAF Fee is indicative only as we await advice on the maximum fee tertiary institutions can charge in 2023 

**May be subject to change.

Full-fee place total indicative fees

2024 full-fee place: $4,450.



After this course you will be able to keep studying English to develop your skills.

Course contents

To be awarded the 22637VIC Course in EAL, a total of eight (8) units must be achieved, consisting of:

1 Core unit,
3 Core Speaking and Listening units,
2 Core Reading and Writing units, and2 Core Numeracy units.

Where the full course is not completed, a VET Statement of Attainment will be issued for each unit successfully completed.

22637VIC Course in EAL is designed for adults for whom English is an additional language and who have limited experience in formal education.

In this course you will learn to:
* recognise and use Australian money
* use basic reading and writing skills
* work with numbers, time and dates
* improve your spoken language skills.

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

All applicants are required to complete:
Pre-training Review (PTR)
Literacy and numeracy assessment
The results from this process are used to determine the correct course level for each applicant.

How to apply

Available start dates:

  • 15 July 2024

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