Course in EAL

Course Code 22259VIC
Course Title Course in EAL
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Full Fee
Duration 6 months

Course Overview

The course in EAL is designed for learners who have little or no prior educational experience or whose circumstances have resulted in disrupted education. This course will develop initial level basic English speaking, listening, reading and writing, numeracy and learning skills. It will also prepare learners for further English language education and possible employment.

This course enables learners from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds to develop English Language skills, including:

  • learners who have little or no educational experience
  • older migrants who are seeking to improve specific English language skills to enter new jobs
  • employed workers seeking to improve their work skills via higher level qualifications
  • learners with low English communication skills and some pre-literate in first language

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written questions
  • Knowledge and Skills Questioning
  • Speaking / Oral tasks
  • Listening tasks
  • Reading tasks

Units of Competency

22259VIC Course in EAL requires 9 units of competency

Core Units

VU21430 – Develop a language learning plan with support


VU21431 – Use beginning language learning strategies with support
VU21432 – Communicate basic personal details and needs
VU21433 – Give and respond to basic information and instructions


VU21434 – Read and write short basic messages and forms
VU21435 – Read and write short, basic factual texts


VU21291 – Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations
VU21292 – Recognise, give and follow simple and familiar oral directions
VU21295 – Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is determined according to the following criteria:

  • a participant’s current English language skills appropriate for a basic course in EAL;
  • 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.


Fee Types

Full Fee


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