Certificate III in EAL (Access)
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 (including JobTrainer) 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: 22486VIC
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).
VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
VU22611 Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions
VU22612 Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts
VU22610 Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions
VU22614 Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts
VU22615 Investigate issues in the Australian environment
VU22617 Investigate features of the education system in Australia
VU22618 Investigate Australian art and culture
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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