The Course in Initial EAL is for students arriving from conflict zones and refugee camps who have experienced an interrupted education and little or no previous education experiences.
Students will begin with the basics of identifying and copying letters of the alphabet, identifying sounds of letters and words, participate in familiar spoken exchanges.
For greater ability to settle in Australia, students need to develop an identity as a learner and establish learning routines, and develop basic decoding and encoding skills and handwriting skills such as copying and hand-eye coordination. This course will provide the foundations of English as another Language that can be applied to further learning.
The course is delivered in either full-time or part-time duration at four hours per day with classes running across Monday – Friday.
Ongoing assessment. This course does not have exams.
This course is funded by the Victorian Government, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), and Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).
You can get financial support through Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services for job seekers.
Note: Units of Study listed below are indicative only, the units you study may vary to those displayed.
CampusesCollingwood, Epping, Greensborough, Preston, Broadmeadows, Prahran
Class Schedule: *
5 days per week, 4 hours per day
9.00am - 1.00pm
Monday – Friday
Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from the Foundation Studies Department.
2 days per week, 4 hours per day
Modes of Delivery
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
Assessment MethodsObservation, Written Task, Oral task, Group work
Entrance RequirementsEach student is assessed by interview to determine the most appropriate class to enrol into.
Pathways to further studyFollowing course completion, students may progress to the next level of EAL study. At the conclusion of Certificate III in EAL (Access), students may apply for entry into a vocational course of study or the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) to prepare for entry into Higher Education courses.
Career PathwaysThis is the beginning of learning and education for a smoother and more productive life in Australia.
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.
|VU22383||IDENTIFY COMMON DIGITAL MEDIA||10|
|VU22578||RECOGNISE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET AND THEIR SOUNDS||100|
|VU22579||USE STRATEGIES TO PARTICIPATE IN LEARNING||70|
|VU22580||RECOGNISE AND COPY EXTREMELY FAMILIAR WORDS||80|
|VU22581||PARTICIPATE EXTREMELY FAMILIAR SPOKEN EXCHANGES||90|
|VU22582||RECOGNISE AND COPY NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 100||80|
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.