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Course Duration:
40 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
07/10/2024 Sale FLC Monday, Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm
07/10/2024 Bairnsdale 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.
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.

Our Course in EAL is designed for those with little or no 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.
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 22638VIC Certificate I in EAL.
Find out if this course is right for you by contacting TAFE Gippsland – we’ll help you understand the costs and requirements of this preliminary course.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for Further Study

22637VIC Course in EAL prepares learners for entry into Certificate I in EAL.
The EAL course provides underpinning English language and numeracy skills that can be applied to entry into vocational and/or further study pathways.

Skills or Knowledge gained

English language skills and knowledge: reading, writing, numeracy, speaking and listening, pronunciation and grammar. Knowledge of Australian culture.

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

Recommended entry Requirements:

Learners entering this course are identified as absolute beginners with remedial learning needs arising from limited or disrupted schooling. The minimum entry point against the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is Not Yet Achieved.

Limitations to course Entry:


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 Course in EAL.

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

VU23494 Use strategies to develop language learning with support
VU23495 Begin language learning with support
VU23496 Communicate basic personal details and needs
VU23497 Give and respond to short highly familiar information
VU23498 Read and write short highly familiar messages and forms
VU23499 Read and write short, highly familiar factual texts
VU23577 Recognise and use numbers and money from 50 to 100 for highly familiar activities
VU23578 Recognise and use time in highly familiar situations

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.