|22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)|
|Cricos Course Code :||094568D|
|Course Code :||22250VIC|
|Course Name :||Certificate I in EAL (Access)|
|Location :||Melbourne Campus|
|Duration :||24 weeks|
The outcomes of this accredited course 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. The student cohort for Orange International College will consist of Overseas/International students.
Program duration and schedule
|Program length||24 weeks (Includes 4 weeks of public holidays and breaks)|
|Campus||Level 6, 416-420 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000|
|Schedule Intake||Various dates throughout the year (Contact 03 9670 2985)|
Program Structure (Core and Elective Units)
Students are required to complete 8 Units of Competency (1 Core and 7 Elective) for the qualification 22250VIC Certificate I In EAL (Access)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|VU21454||Plan language learning with support|
|VU21451||Participate in short simple exchanges|
|VU21449||Read and write short simple messages and forms|
|VU21450||Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information|
|VU21448||Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts|
|General Elective Units|
|VU21444||Identify Australian leisure activities|
|VU20939||Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols|
|VU20940||Recognise and use basic mathematical symbols and processes|
All assessments of units of competency will be conducted according to the assessment guidelines and competency standards. Students will be required to perform in a range of tasks related to all 4 skills – Speaking/Reading/Writing/Listening; which are as following, but not limited to:
- Speaking Tasks – Role play, presentation, interview etc.
- Reading Tasks – Case study, questioning, group tasks, reports etc.
- Writing Tasks – Reports, plan, logbook, journal, portfolio etc.
- Listening Tasks – Questions based on listening to interviews, role-plays, presentations etc.
Mode and Method of Delivery
Study mode Full time (20 hours per week)
Delivery mode Face to Face classroom with Learning Management System
Self Study 4 hours per week self directed learning, which may include independent reading, study and/or project work, however the duration of self- directed learning per week may vary for individual students.
All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission
- There are no specific education requirements for this course.
- The learner needs to have English proficiency level equivalent to ISLPR level 1. It is demonstrated by 1-2.5 bands in IELTS or an equivalent English language test.
- A participant’s current English language skills assessment prior to and at enrolment.
- A participant’s prior education experience, both overseas and in Australia.
- Any prior EAL learning with successful outcomes provides direct entry to this qualification.
Using a Placement Test, an assessment of student’s English language skills is made to determine applicant’s appropriate course placement as per their level of proficiency in the English language. Applicant’s learning and pathway building needs and goals are also considered.
There are no pre-requisite requirements for individual units of competency.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)
RPL is not available for this Accredited Course, as students are placed at an appropriate level after assessing their English proficiency levels.
Appropriate Credit Transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification. Students with Credit Transfers will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. (Source: AQF)
Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. (Source: AQF)
On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access), which is a nationally recognised training. The qualification has a mention of the number of weeks of ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) attended. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access) along with a mention of the number of weeks of ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) attended.
This course provides a pathway to further English study in the Access or Employment streams or Certificate II industry qualifications.
Graduates at this level will have foundational knowledge for everyday life, further learning and preparation for initial work through:
- resources and strategies to support own English language learning
- English language structures and conventions to enable participation in short simple verbal transactions and exchanges, and to read and write short simple printed and digital texts relevant to own purposes
- knowledge of Australian culture to enable participation in short simple verbal transactions and exchanges, and to read and write short simple printed and digital texts, relevant to own purposes and appropriate to context
- basic communication technologies
Graduates at this level will have foundational cognitive, technical and communication skills to:
- identify, develop and review a language learning plan with a support person
- participate in short simple verbal transactions and exchanges
- use a limited range of reading strategies to create meaning from short simple texts
- construct short simple texts with support
- use learning/ communication technology to communicate in English
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate some autonomy in highly structured and stable contexts and within narrow parameters through:
- identifying current language learning skills and planning future language skills development with an appropriate support person
- participating in short simple verbal transactions and exchanges in English
- locating, reading and interpreting specific information in short simple texts
- writing short simple texts with support
- applying digital literacy skills
An Exit Test is conducted at the completion of the respective level to verify and confirm the English language proficiency level achieved.
For participants who need to develop English language skills
beyond immediate personal and predicable social needs and who may progress to further study or employment options.
Context of language use
Familiar and personal and immediate, predictable social, study, and work contexts.
Listening and speaking with familiar others in short, simple conversations Read short simple texts.
Write simple and compound sentences.
Uses familiar conventions Simple and limited range.
Level of support
Require strong support, especially with unfamiliar cultural references and when communicating with unfamiliar others. Will require bilingual support at times and strong contextual support.