Courses

Certificate I in EAL (Access)

22484VIC

The Certificate I in EAL (Access) is for people who speak limited English. If you need to improve your English to prepare for study in Australia, this course is for you.

Improve your English

In this course, we teach you the basics of English. You learn how to give and receive instructions and talk about a different topics. You learn how to send emails and how to use the internet. This course also teaches you about Australian culture.

At the end of this course, it will be easier for you to study in English. It will also be easier to speak English with government departments, banks, shops, and doctors.

Work with friendly and helpful teachers

When you start the course, our experienced teachers will talk with you about your skills, needs, and goals. They will make a personal learning plan for you.

You can start this course at any time.

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs, and other student services.

Get ready for study

When you finish this course, you can move into the Certificate II in EAL to continue to improve your English.

How will I learn?

In this course, you will learn through ongoing assessment. This course does not have exams.

Can I get support to study this course?

Yes. Our English as an Additional Language courses use Victorian Government funding, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) funding, or Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) funding. Students in this course can receive financial support through Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink for jobseekers.

Note: Units of Study listed below are only an example. The units you study may be different depending on your personal learning plan.

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Local Students

Code

22484VIC

Campuses

Collingwood, Epping, Greensborough, Preston, Broadmeadows, Prahran

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
Depending on the level students come into the course with, the Certificate I in EAL (Access) may take 6 – 12 months

Part-time: available
Please contact the Foundation Studies Department directly if you would to study part-time

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM
Sat - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$785
Ineligible:$3830
Concession:$157

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Observation, Written task, Oral task, Group work

Materials

You will need to bring your own pens and writing materials and will be provided with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with individual learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic

Entrance Requirements

Each student is assessed by interview to determine the most appropriate class to enrol into.

Pathways to further study

Following course completion, students may progress to the next level of EAL study. At the conclusion of Certificate III, student may apply for entry into a vocational course of study.

Career Pathways

This is the beginning of further study and a smoother life in Australia

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • January
  • April
  • July

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
VU22590 PLAN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SUPPORT 30
VU22591 PARTICIPATE IN SHORT SIMPLE EXCHANGES 80
VU22592 GIVE AND RESPOND TO SHORT, SIMPLE SPOKEN INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 80
VU22593 READ AND WRITE SHORT SIMPLE MESSAGES AND FORMS 80
VU22595 READ AND WRITE SHORT, SIMPLE DESCRIPTIVE AND NARRATIVE TEXTS 80
VU22596 USE BASIC DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGE AND SKILLS 50
VU22599 IDENTIFY SETTLEMENT OPTIONS 50
VU22600 IDENTIFY AND ACCESS BASIC LEGAL INFORMATION 50

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.