If you're new to Australia or from a non-English speaking background, this Course in Initial English as an Additional Language (EAL) will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to live and communicate comfortably in Australia.
Career opportunities, include:
- This qualification may assist learners to provide evidence to prospective employers of their lower intermediate English language proficiency.
Pathways to further study:
- Talk to us about further study pathways.
Studying the Course in Initial EAL at Holmesglen
Offered on a full-time and part-time basis, you'll improve your ability to participate in conversations, understand the information that you read and listen to, write short messages and complete forms.
If you're an eligible Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) client, you could access up to 510 hours of English tuition within the first five years of your arrival without paying any course fees.
Full time 600 contact hours over 9 months. 4 days per week. 5 hours per day
Part time 600 contact hours over 12 months. 3 days per week. 5 hours per day
||Recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds
||Use strategies to participate in learning
||Participate in extremely familiar spoken exchanges
||Recognise and copy numbers from 1 to 100
||Recognise and copy extremely familiar words
||Identify common digital media
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
| Code || Name |
|VU22578||Recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds|
|VU22579||Use strategies to participate in learning|
|VU22581||Participate in extremely familiar spoken exchanges|
|VU22582||Recognise and copy numbers from 1 to 100|
|VU22580||Recognise and copy extremely familiar words|
|VU22383||Identify common digital media|
There are no formal entry requirements but you should be from a non-English speaking background and over 18 years old. Entry into the Course in Initial EAL will be determined according to your current English language skills (an initial assessment is conducted)
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and pre-training interview.
Theses will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify and learning support needs.
Applicants are placed in the appropriate English course based on an interview and English language assessment.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive 22482VIC Course in Initial EAL
Connections with industry
Holmesglen English Language Centre is working with Melbourne Polytechnic to deliver English programs to AMEP clients in the inner metro Melbourne region.
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australia Government Department of Education and Training. The program assists migrants and humanitarian entrants develop the English they need to settle successfully and participate socially and economically in Australian life.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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