Certificate I in EAL

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

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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)
CRICOS Code 094568D
Campus Level 6, 416-420 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
International program Yes
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
Core Units
VU21454 Plan language learning with support
Elective Units
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

Assessment Methods

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.

Entry requirements

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

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

Exit Levels

An Exit Test is conducted at the completion of the respective level to verify and confirm the English language proficiency level achieved.

Course fees

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Payment Plan

Customised payment plans are available


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.

Linguistic complexity

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.

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