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    • Course code
    • Location
      Berwick , Dandenong , Frankston , Pakenham
    • Length
      Part Time

      1 year

      Full Time

      6 months

    • Commencing
      Ongoing throughout the year
    • How to Apply
      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the “Apply Now” button on the course page at chisholm.edu.au

    Certificate III in EAL (Access)

    Extend your English language skills to explore future study and employment opportunities.

    English as an Additional Language (EAL) Access is part of the Pathways and Employment Preparation programs (PEP). At the Certificate III level in PEP you will use your English language skills to explore work options and investigate a range of social and cultural systems.

    The youth program in PEP is ideal for young students from migrant or refugee backgrounds. Students develop practical plans to follow their interests in employment and further study.

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      During the course you’ll learn about numeric calculations; computer use; simple reading and writing; intermediate writing for narratives; listening and speaking; living and working in Australia; and learning plan development.

      Dedicated and experienced teachers, along with specialist youth workers, will guide you through the program, which combines classroom learning with interesting recreational and social activities.

      This nationally recognised qualification can be completed full time over six months or part time over one year.

      Once complete, you can develop your skills further with Chisholm’s Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional or Further Study).

      Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now

    • Possible job outcomes

        Further English or vocational study leading to employment opportunities

    • Sample units of study

      VU21490 - Organise and participate in a practical placement

      VU21465 - Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions

      VU21470 - Investigate issues in the Australian environment

      VU21473 - Investigate Australian art and culture

      VU21467 - Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts

      VU21466 - Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions

      VU21468 - Read and write straightforward informational and instructional texts

      VU21323 - Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

      ICAICT203A - Operate application software packages

    • Costs

      Indicative annual tuition fee* (GST Exempt):

      Government subsidised concession: $192.00
      Government subsidised: $960.00
      Full fee: $2980.00

      Materials fee: $110.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $175.00  per year for government subsidised and full fee paying or $75.00 per year for concession  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *Indicative fees as published are based on typical annual student contact hours per course, and are subject to change, given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $75, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

    Career Path

    • This Course

      Certificate III in EAL (Access)

    • Further Study

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    • Careers

      Literacy/ Numeracy/ Life and Work ›

    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school. View the specific course page to find out how to apply.

    With a successful Chisholm application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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