Develop basic English language skills for further studies with courses in English as an Additional Language (EAL) at MCIE. These course will help you develop skills in English speaking, listening, reading, writing and numeracy.
+ Have conversations with locals in your community
+ Listen to and give information and instructions
+ Read and write messages and emails
+ Read and complete forms and letters
+ Become ready for further job-related studies
+ Enrol in Level III vocational courses at MCIE at the end of EAL
+ Duration: 26 weeks
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
Classes are conducted at 250 Collins Street, Melbourne and Level 1, 13 Watton Street, Werribee. Group classes can also be organised at your local community centre.
National code: 22484VIC
Units: 8 core
Location: Classes are conducted at 250 Collins Street, Melbourne and Level 1, 13 Watton Street, Werribee. Group classes can also be organised at your local community centre.
Delivery modes: Delivered 2 days per week in a classroom over two terms (holidays align with Victorian School Terms).
Duration: 26 weeks
Assessment: Assessments include roleplays, written short answer questions, and projects.
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this qualification.
Government Funded: $100
Concession Card Holders: $20
Full Fee: $3482.50
Textbook is included in enrolment fee
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^ Eligibility criteria applies. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.
Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For information about additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
Have conversations with locals in your community
Listen to and give information and instructions
Read and write messages and emails
Read and complete forms and letters
Become ready for further job-related studies
Enrol in Level III vocational courses at MCIE at the end of EAL
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to the candidate being able to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.
All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students are required to have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal or the learning management system.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
No prior experience is required (some students attending the courses may not have a formal schooling done in their country of origin).
VU22590 Plan language learning with support
VU22591 Participate in short simple exchanges
VU22593 Read and write short simple messages and forms
VU22592 Give and respond to short, simple spoken instructions and information
VU22594 Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts
VU22596 Use basic digital technology language and skills
VU22597 Locate health and medical information
VU22099 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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