Courses

Course in Initial EAL

22482VIC

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.

Following successful completion of Course in Initial EAL, students are able to progress into the Certificate III in EAL (Access), and then 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.

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Local Students

Code

22482VIC

Campuses

Collingwood, Epping, Greensborough, Preston, Broadmeadows, Prahran

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


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.

Part-time: 12 months
2 days per week, 4 hours per day

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$700
Ineligible:$3400
Concession:$140

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

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 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 Pathways

This is the beginning of learning and education for a smoother and more productive life in Australia.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • January
  • April
  • July
  • September

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
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

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.