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Cert II EAL (Access)

The Certificate II in EAL (Access) is designed for participants from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds to develop English, including:


  • International students looking to study English for further study in Australia

  • Those who have immigrated to Australia who are recent arrivals

  • Those who have immigrated to Australia and are longer term residents returning to study, to improve their English skills after having previously worked in low skilled jobs or having been out of the workforce


The course focuses on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills along with relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication and community participation.

Entry Requirements


Australian year 12 Equivalant


Applicants for entry to the Certificate II in EAL (Access) must have:

  • ISLPR 1+, or

  • IELTS score of 3 (Academic Module), or

  • Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) score of 2


Approximate ISLPR outcome for Certificate II in ESL (Access) is 2/2+


LLN test to gain understanding of student ability and special requirements. A specific LLN has been designed for the CERT II and CERT III level.


Mode Of Delivery


This Course will be delivered entirely face to face with access to computers at the VACTS premises at:

171 Sydney road, Coburg VIC 3058


Course Duration


It is recommended this program be scheduled to be delivered over 25 weeks of full time study + 1 week break; which gives a maximum duration of 26 weeks.


This will be achieved by scheduling classes 20 hrs  per week over 25 weeks.


The other days of the week may be used for private study time and extra tuition, if required. Trainer will provide additional activities and self-learning from suggested texts for each unit . This will require an additional 490 hours of learning and practice on the above units of competency.


VU21297           Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance


VU21456           Participate in simple conversations and transactions


VU21457           Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions


VU21458           Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts


VU21459           Read and write simple instructional and informational texts


VU21461           Access the internet and email to develop language


VU21462           Explore community options


VU21464           Examine current issues

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