22485VIC - Certificate II in English as an
Additional Language (Access)

Course Overview

The 22485VIC Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) will enable you to expand your skills and knowledge of the English language in a variety of areas, such as;• Everyday conversation
• Job application
• Health and medical information
• Transport options
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate with English speakers in everyday environments. Students will be given the opportunity to role-play and practice their acquired English skills in a friendly and diverse classroom environment.

• Delivered face-to-face, at two days per week at 6 hours per day for 31 weeks;
• Real life applications (6 hours per week);
• Research and project work at 2 hours per week.*Please note that the above hours are the minimum hours required for a student to complete. Hours will vary per individual learning plan in order to address learning/skills gaps and for extra support where needed.

• Applicants will be required to undertake an English assessment in two parts;
• Informal interview – to assess spoken English language skills;
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) written test – to assess written English language skills; and
• Minimum entry score of ACSF level 1.

Students who have previously completed a Nationally Accredited course may be eligible to receive credit towards the course.
RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this Certificate II English as an Additional Language course. During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL. An additional fee for this service will be discussed with you upon application.

Upon completion of Certificate II EAL (Access) students have the option to complete further study by enrolling in 22486VIC Certificate III English as an Additional Language ( Access) or 22491VIC Certificate III English as an Additional Language (Further Study) depending on their future career and learning paths.

• Fully equipped classroom (including projector, whiteboard, internet access, tea and coffee faculties);
• Learner and facilitator guides;
• Lesson plans;
• Relevant policies, procedures, legislative and regulatory materials;
• Laptops;
• Free Wi-Fi access;
• Guest speakers;
• PowerPoint presentations;
• Assessment handouts;
• Access to the local Council library;
• Educational posters located around the classroom for student reference;
• Library or access to learning resources;
• Student mentoring, if requested or required, to help her/him to meet competency and learning requirements;
• Encouragement of establishing study support groups; and
• Senior student buddy mentoring.

Assistance is provided for people with disability including wheelchair access, access to welfare services, large learning spaces.

Course Outline

8 Units of Competency – 1 core and 7 electives

Core Modules

Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance

Elective Modules

Participate in simple conversations and transactions
Read and write simple instructional and informational texts
Read and respond to simple spoken information and directions
Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
Locate health and medical information
Explore transport options
Produce digital text documents


For eligible student students, State Government Funding is available through the Skills First Program.

For full fee paying students, payments plans may be available

• Concession fee: $55.00 (includes $5.00 GST)
• Non Concession fee: $275.00 (includes $25.00 GST)
• Government Subsidised fee: $3,500.00 (includes $318.18 GST)
• Fee for service: $3,775.00 (includes $343.18 GST)

Please refer to the Refund Policy and Application for Payment Plan on the College Website for further information.
• Replacement of lost learner resources is an additional charge
• A payment of AUD $20 may be required for the re-issuing of official academic transcript

How to apply

To apply for enrolment in this course please contact VASS College of Vocational Education below or feel free to come meet us in person. Our staff would love to talk with you about your study goals to determine the best course for you.

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