Certificate II in EAL (Access)

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Course Features

Course Code 22251VIC
International Students Eligible - (CRICOS Course Code: 095639G)
Length of Course 33 week duration of Full Time study including breaks
Mode of Delivery Classroom Based Face-to-Face Training
Campus Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD
Qualification Hours 505 Hours
Start Dates New batch starts every month; please contact


This course is suitable for students who need to improve and develop their English language in every accept like speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will be trained and provided the relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication, using simple conversations in a range of contexts such as problem solving, written letters, personal texts, simple verbal directions, information gathering, digital literacy, employment needs, living skills, knowledge of Australian society and some computing skills.

Upon completing the course you can move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both.

Students in our campus have access to libraries and independent learning services in addition personal one-to-one attention from passionate, experienced teachers.

Entry Requirement

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • English level of at least IELTS 3 or

The College may find the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Rating) levels of students of assistance in determining the appropriate course for each student. The recommended entry ISLPR for this course is 1+.

Course Structure

Participants need to complete Eight (8) Units of Competency:

  • Three (3) Core Units of Competency
  • Five (5) Elective Units of Competency

The College combination of Units of Competency is designed to provide learners with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

The elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.


  • Unit Code
  • Unit Title
  • Core Units
  • VU21297
  • Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance
  • VU21456
  • Participate in simple conversations and transactions
  • VU21458
  • Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
  • Elective Units
  • VU21457
  • Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
  • VU21459
  • Read and write simple instructional and informational texts
  • VU21461
  • Access the internet and email to develop language
  • VU21464
  • Examine current issues
  • BSBITU201
  • Produce simple word processed documents

Pathways for Students

There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or Higher Education courses on completion of the course.

A range of potential pathways are possible when EAL certificate courses utilise training package units of competency as electives. Successful completion of these units within Certificates in EAL will be eligible for credit into other training package qualifications.

Participants are provided with advice on career development and vocational educational options throughout the delivery of the program.

The two levels in the Further Study stream provide a clear pathway for a wide range of learners who want to develop English language and literacy skills and knowledge to gain entry and participate effectively in the Australian educational system.

Approximate ISLPR outcome for Certificate II in EAL (Access) is 2.

Access to the course is not limited on the basis of age, gender, social or educational background. The courses contained in the EAL Framework may be aligned to ISLPR levels as a guide to placement in courses.

Assessment Methods

Delivery methods include classroom based training sessions based on workbook, discussions, projects, excursions, etc. Assessment is carried out through a range of the following tasks:

  • Oral test
  • Written test
  • Journal
  • Observation
  • Research
  • Portfolio
  • Project
  • Work Samples
  • Supplementary evidence

Training Methodology

The training methodology for this training program will ensure that the course is

  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • Hands-on training
  • Access to equipment and teaching personnel
  • Student Mentoring
  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Fair


Tuition fee for this course is $6000

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