22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

General:  Certificate I in EAL (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs together with electives selected to develop relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge. The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support or employment.

Entry: 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 will 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 II 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.

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22590Plan language learning with support30

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22099Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols10
VU22591Participate in short simple exchanges80
VU22592Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information80
VU22593Read and write short simple messages and forms80
VU22594Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts80
VU22597Locate health and medical information50
VU22598Identify Australian leisure activities50

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

How to Apply

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

Steps

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

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