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Course Duration:
40 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
07/10/2024 Bairnsdale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm
07/10/2024 Sale FLC Monday, Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm
07/10/2024 Morwell Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
10/10/2024 Warragul Thursday, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

About this course

Have you recently migrated to Australia? If the language barrier is holding you back, consider enrolling in this relaxed and friendly course.
Our Certificate III in EAL (Access) focus on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading writing skills and literacy skills including digital literacy skills for the Australian workplace. Outcomes include electives to develop technical, and workplace skills and knowledge to participate safely and communicate effectively in the workplace. Participants may have prior work experience either overseas or in Australia and wish to access similar work or prepare for new employment options as work roles change.

Improve your reading, writing, numeracy, speaking, listening, pronunciation and grammar in a welcoming environment. Not only will this course make it easier for you to find work and make friends, you’ll also be given support and advice about building your new life in Australia.
You’ll meet new people, learn about local services and explore your further study options and career opportunities. Learn more about Australian customs, money, education, health, transport, leisure, law and community and employment.
Taught on-campus for 12 months, our teachers will be there to support you every step of the way as you learn the basics of English. You will also receive support from our Migrant community members as well.
When you finish this course, you will be able to apply for further study and improve on your English skills. You may be eligible to study in a vocational course of your choice. Each of these courses will give you further English skills and improve your confidence. We will be here to help you with all of your options when you’re ready.
Contact us today to find out if this course is right for you. We’ll help you understand the costs and requirements of this preliminary course.

Career Opportunities

At the completion of Certificate III in English as Another Language (or earlier) students can apply for further study in any chosen area. For example, Aged Care. Or apply directly for jobs in their chosen field

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate IV in EAL (Access) or potentially any vocational course at a Certificate II or III level.

Skills or Knowledge gained

Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will
demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills to:
• plan, review and revise future English language skills
• participate in straightforward verbal transactions and
exchanges in English
• select, read and interpret specific information in
straightforward texts
• write straightforward texts with support
• apply digital literacy skills.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Entry to each EAL Course in / qualification must be 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

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in EAL (Access).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt)
Materials fee* (GST exempt)
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
VU22402 Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing
VU23524 Engage in straightforward casual conversations and spoken transactions
VU23525 Give and respond to straightforward information
VU23526 Read and write straightforward transactional texts
VU23527 Read and write straightforward informational texts
VU23563 Investigate issues in the Australian environment
VU23567 Investigate features of the education system in Australia

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.