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Certificate II in EAL (Access)

Code: 22485VIC

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Preston, Epping, Prahran


6 months full time / 12 months part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, January, April, June, October

Next Intake

January, April, June, October

Improve your English

If you speak some simple English but need to work on your fluency, 22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) is for you. English language skills are very important for success in study and employment in Australia. This course will take your language skills beyond simple, everyday English and teach you complicated sentences and vocabulary. You will learn to communicate in a range of situations, including problem solving and work with simple personal documents, like letters.

A language course for your needs

You will get personal attention at Melbourne Polytechnic. Our helpful and friendly teachers will talk to you about your skills and goals. They will make a personal learning plan for you to improve your English. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs, and other student services. Depending on your eligibility, you may receive funding from the Victorian Government or the Australian Government through Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), and Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

Be part of the English-speaking community

Completing this course will give you the English skills to help your life in Australia. You will find it easier to take part in the community. When you finish this course, you can move into the 22486VIC Certificate III in EAL to study English at a higher level.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning

Class Schedule

Full time: 6 months
4 days per week including face to face and remote learning

Part time: 12 months
2 days or evenings per week for 12 months

Assessment Methods

Observation, Written task, Oral task, Group work

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
VU22358 Develop Learning Goals Core 20
VU22600 Identify and access basic legal information Elective 50
VU22601 Participate in simple conversations and transactions Core 80
VU22602 Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions Core 80
VU22603 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts Core 80
VU22605 Read and write simple descriptive and narrative texts Core 80
VU22606 Access the internet and email to develop language Elective 50
VU22607 Explore community services Elective 50
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Now I have a new language and fantastic job working with volunteer tutors.
English Language Student

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $4200
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $175 $250 $4450
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The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Please note: Eligible students pay amenities only.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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.

Course Fees

Eligible students pay amenities only.

Scholarships on offer

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22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

Next Steps

Call 03 9269 1400 to arrange an entrance interview with our friendly staff.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.


Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a service to help eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with low English levels to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

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Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides training to help participants build their reading, writing, maths and basic computer skills.

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Melbourne AMEP Melbourne AMEP is a network of TAFE and Learn Local organisations to deliver the AMEP across five regions in Victoria.

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