22483VIC Course in EAL


General: The 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.

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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 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 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.


Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22584Develop language learning objectives with support30
VU22585Use beginning language learning strategies with support55
VU22586Communicate basic personal details and needs70
VU22587Give and respond to basic information and instructions70
VU22588Read and write short basic messages and forms70
VU22589Read and write short, basic factual texts70


Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22353Recognise, give and follow simple and familiar directions 25
VU22354 Recognise measurements in simple, highly familiar situations 25
VU22355 Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar

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
Dandenong 3175 – Mon Tue


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