Start anytime * eligibility criteria apply, material fees may apply


Start anytime * eligibility criteria apply, material fees may apply


22645VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)


General: The 22645VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) focuses on the consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts such as Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education.

Outcomes include linguistic knowledge and skills to access further education pathways. The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes:

  • developing vocabulary related to further study contexts and tasks including some specialist terminology
  • applying conventions of straightforward written and spoken texts related to further study contexts
  • participating in straightforward further study interactions using appropriate linguistic conventions
  • writing straightforward further study texts using appropriate structures
  • applying stages, processes and conventions of writing for study purposes.

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 or educational 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 (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 DescriptorNom Hrs
Core Units
VU22384Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio20
VU23545Present straightforward spoken texts for study purposes80
VU23546Participate in straightforward interactions for study purposes70
VU23547Read and write straightforward texts for study purposes120
VU23548Listen and take notes for study purposes45
VU23549Use language analysis strategies for study purposes45
Elective units
VU23569Investigate Australian visual arts30
VU23563Investigate issues in the Australian environment50

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


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