22637VIC Course in EAL (pending)


General: The 22637VIC Course in EAL is designed for EAL participants who have little prior educational experience or whose circumstances have resulted in disrupted education and who need to develop initial level basic English speaking, listening, reading and writing, numeracy and learning skills prior to accessing further English language education and possible employment. The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes:

  • extremely familiar vocabulary for immediate needs
  • extremely simple grammatical structures (spoken and written)
  • written representations of sounds and words
  • numbers, time and dates related to time and location.

Entry requirements: Entry to this EAL Course is determined according to the following criteria:

  • a participant’s current English language skills. (The Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework may provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level)
  • a participant’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia
  • any prior EAL learning
  • a participant’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs.

Every student will be required to complete the English Proficiency Assessment test and a Pre-Training Interview. Students must also be at least 18 years of age.

Vocational outcomes: There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or higher education courses on completion of this course. Students can go onto further study options, including Certificate I in EAL (Access).

Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered in a classroom setting. Strategies include a variety of assessment methods and evidence gathering techniques, which offer an integrated approach to assessment.

Assessment methods and tools may include: verbal presentations, multi-media presentations, portfolios, student self-assessments, on-going teacher assessment, direct observation, simulated role plays, third party feedback e.g. from (teachers, community members or peers), verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge.

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
Core Unit
VU23494Use strategies to develop language learning with support30
Core Speaking and Listening

Begin language learning with support55
VU23496Communicate basic personal details and needs70
VU23497Give and respond to short highly familiar information70
Core Reading and Writing
VU23498Read and write short highly familiar messages and forms
VU23499Read and write short, highly familiar factual texts70
Core Numeracy
VU23577Recognise and use numbers and money from 50 to 100 for highly familiar activities40
VU23578Recognise and use time in highly familiar situations40

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.


  • Skills First Funding


  • Non Apprentice/Trainee


6 months




Melbourne CBD 3000 – Mon Tue


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If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.