22640VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access) (pending)


General: The 22640VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so that participants can access a range of further education and/or vocational education options which may require some specialisation. The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes:

  • responding to straightforward texts in different genres including informational, transactional and narrative texts
  • applying conventions and format to write straightforward texts
  • using features and conventions of straightforward written texts and conversations
  • using straightforward text and grammatical structures
  • using a range of paralinguistic features to support communication.

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 IV in EAL (Access). or Certificate IV 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
VU22384Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio20
Speaking and Listening elective
VU23524Engage in straightforward casual conversations and spoken transactions80
Reading and Writing elective
VU23527Read and write straightforward informational texts80
Language Skills electives
VU23525Give and respond to straightforward information80
VU23526Read and write straightforward transactional texts80
General Electives
VU23563Investigate issues in the Australian environment50
VU23565Investigate features of the Australian legal system50
VU23569Investigate Australian visual arts30

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 – Mon Tue


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