|22253VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)|
|Cricos Course Code :||089161C|
|Course Code :||22253VIC|
|Course Name :||Certificate III in EAL (Access)|
|Location :||Melbourne Campus|
|Duration :||28 weeks|
This accredited course is designed for students learning English as an additional language to enhance their English language in order to prepare them to access a range of educational and vocational pathways with Orange International College and/or other training providers. It will be delivered as ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) for Overseas/International participants, who need to develop English language skills to participate in interactions and transactions in social and community contexts and to read and write straightforward texts for a range of purposes.
Program duration and schedule
|Program length||28 weeks (Includes 2 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 (1Core and 7 Elective) for the qualification 22253VIC Certificate III In EAL (Access)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|VU21323||Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio|
|VU21465||Engage in casual conversations and straight forward transactions.|
|VU21467||Read and write routine communications and transactions texts.|
|VU21466||Give and respond to a range of straight forward information and instructions|
|VU21468||Read and write straight forward informational and instructional texts|
|General Elective Units|
|VU21470||Investigate issues in the Australian environment|
|VU21473||Investigate Australian art and culture|
|VU21472||Investigate features of the education system in Australia|
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 (International Students) 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 2. It is demonstrated by 3.5/4/4.5 bands in IELTS or equivalent English language test. Outcome of placement test and/or to attain the required level/goals duration for each individual will vary ranging from ten to twenty eight weeks. (Contact OIC staff for more details)
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 22253VIC Certificate III 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 22253VIC Certificate III In EAL (Access) along with a mention of the number of weeks of ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) attended.
Further training pathways from this qualification include wide variety of educational pathways with OIC and other training providers.
For further study outcomes, the qualification can be co-delivered with industry qualifications at an appropriate level 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) Certificate III or IV industry qualifications.
An Exit Test is conducted at the completion of the respective level to verify and confirm the English language proficiency level achieved.
– Pre Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate
Graduates at this level will have factual, technical, procedural and theoretical knowledge in an 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 straightforward transactions, conversations and presentations, and to read and write routine printed and digital texts, relevant to own purposes and appropriate to audience
- Knowledge of Australian culture to enable participation in straightforward transactions, conversations and presentations, and to read and write routine printed and digital texts, relevant to own purposes and appropriate to context
- Communication technologies
Graduates at this level will have a range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select a range of methods, tools, materials and information to:
- develop and document and review a language learning plan in relation to identified goals, and evaluate progress in relation to goals
- assemble and maintain a portfolio
- participate in straightforward verbal transactions and exchanges in English
- give and respond to straightforward instructions and information
- select and apply reading strategies to interpret and analyse straightforward texts
- write and complete straightforward texts with occasional support provided if requested
- use learning/ communication technology to communicate in English
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 development
- 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
For participants who need to develop English language skills to participate in a range of straightforward interactions and transactions in social and community contexts and to read and write straightforward texts for a range of purposes.
Context of language use
A range of formal and informal straightforward contexts to participate effectively in casual conversations and discussions on a range of topics, and to engage in straightforward transactions. Read and write a range of straightforward formal and informal.
Uses straightforward conventions Able to produce detailed spoken and written texts Some analysis.
Level of support
Can work independently but will still require some support.