22639VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) (pending)


General: The 22639VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) focuses on the development of simple English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday communication and community participation to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both, or employment. The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes:

  • responding to simple texts in different genres such as information and instructions
  • conventions of writing simple texts
  • features and conventions of simple written texts and conversations
  • simple text and grammatical structures
  • paralinguistic features to support communication
  • simple vocabulary for different purposes and contexts.

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 III in EAL (Access) or Certificate III in EAL (Further Study).

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
VU22358Develop learning goals20
Speaking and Listening elective
VU23519Participate in simple conversations and transactions80
Reading and Writing elective
VU23522Read and write simple informational texts80
Language Skills electives
VU23520Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions80
VU23521Read and write simple transactional texts80
General Electives
VU23562Explore community services50
VU23566Explore transport options50
VU23573Explore current issues55

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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 – Wed Thu


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