Certificate II in EAL

22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
Cricos Course Code : 094569C
Course Code : 22251VIC
Course Name : Certificate II in EAL (Access)
Location : Melbourne Campus
Duration : 24 weeks

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The outcomes of this course focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills together with electives selected to develop relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication and community participation and to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both, 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 094569C
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 (1Core and 7 Elective) for the qualification 22251VIC Certificate II In EAL (Access)

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
VU21297 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance
Elective Units
VU21456 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
VU21457 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
VU21458 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
VU21460 Read and write simple descriptive and narrative texts
General Elective Units
VU21461 Access the internet and email to develop language
VU21464 Examine current issues
VU21463 Explore transport options

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 2.5/3 bands in IELTS or an equivalent English Placement 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 (a Certificate I in EAL 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 22251VIC Certificate II 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 22251VIC Certificate II 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, Further Study or Employment streams or Certificate II industry qualifications.

Exit Levels

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


Graduates at this level will have basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge of a defined area of work and learning through knowledge of:

  • resources and strategies to support own English language learning
  • English language structures and conventions to enable participation in simple verbal transactions and conversations, and to read and write simple printed and digital texts, relevant to own purposes and appropriate to audience
  • knowledge of Australian culture to enable participation in simple verbal transactions and conversations, and to read and write simple printed and digital texts relevant to own purposes and appropriate to context
  • basic communication technologies


Graduates at this level will have basic cognitive, technical and communication skills to apply appropriate methods, tools, materials and readily available information to:

  • identify, develop and review a language learning plan, and maintain a portfolio, with guidance from a support person
  • participate in simple verbal transactions and exchanges in English
  • give and respond to simple instructions and information
  • locate, read and interpret simple texts
  • write 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

Course fees

Please contact us at +61 3 9670 2985
or email at info@orange.edu.au to get
the latest information.

Payment Plan

Customised payment plans are available


For participants who need to develop English language skills to participate in everyday familiar and routine social and community contexts.

Context of language use

Everyday familiar routine social listening and speaking in simple conversations and transactions about familiar personal, community, social and topical matters.
Read simple texts for detail Write a series of simple, compound and complex sentences

Linguistic complexity

Uses routine conventions.

Level of support

May need some support with unfamiliar cultural references.

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