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Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Individual Paced | Face to Face Learning | Daytime Classes
Enrolments Open | FREE*

Are you from a non-English background who wants to improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening?


Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (22638VIC) is an entry-level* course for beginners who wish to learn English. This course is ideal if you are from a non-English speaking background, who would like to improve their English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will help you to develop employment and living skills, knowledge of Australian society and strategies for successful transition into work or further study in Australia.

*You will be required to complete an assessment to determine which level of EAL is appropriate for you.

Assessment Methods

Assessment occurs using a variety of methods to identify essential skills and knowledge acquired during the training. These methods may include:

  • Role plays
  • Observation and demonstration
  • Oral questions and answers
  • Case studies
  • Written assignments
  • Research projects and presentations
Study Units
Code Title Nominal Hours
Core Unit
VU22590 Plan language learning with support 30
Speaking and Listening Unit
VU22591 Participate in short simple exchanges 80
Reading and Writing Unit
VU22593 Read and write short simple messages and forms 80
Language Skills Units
VU22592 Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information 80
VU22594 Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts 80
General Elective Units
VU22598 Identify Australian leisure activities 50
VU22599 Identify settlement options 50
VU22600 Identify Settlement options 50

Course Fees*

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Training services are provided to eligible individuals with Funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

Individuals with disability are encouraged to access the training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Further Information

Enrolments welcome at any time, classes are ongoing and individually paced. If you don’t see a date or time that suits you, contact us to explore flexible learning options.

For more information, please check the eligibility criteria here.

Next Step

Interested in studying a Certificate I in EAL with WCIG, but want more information? Our expert training team can answer any questions you have to help you make the next step.



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