CERTIFICATE I IN EAL (ACCESS)
To be eligible for the award of the Certificate I in EAL (Access) learners must successfully complete a total of 8 units comprising:
· 1 core unit
· 1 Speaking and Listening unit
· 1 Reading and Writing unit
· 2 Language Skills elective units – Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing
· 3 General Electives
Certificate I (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs together with electives selected to develop relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge. The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training, which may include English language support or employment.
VU21454: Plan language learning with support
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – discussion of language learning needs. Test 2 – design and compile portfolio of work samples of learning needs
Speaking and Listening
VU21451: Participate in short simple exchanges
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – role-play to exchange personal information. Test 2 – role-play to exchange transactional information and respond to requests.
Reading and Writing
VU21448: Read and write short, simple information and instructional texts
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – verbal questioning to establish understanding of written instructions. Test 2 – verbal questioning to exchange information.
VU21450: Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – role-play to establish understanding of instructions. Test 2 – role-play to establish understanding of directions and follow simple oral text.
VU21449: Read and write short simple messages and forms
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – read short simple written message for everyday purpose. Test 2 – write short simple message for personal and social purposes.
VU21445: Locate health and medical information
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – participate in a simple conversation for health conditions. Test 2 – read information on common household medicines.
VU21444: Identify Australian leisure activities
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – identify features of leisure activities in Australia. Test 2 – describe an example of Australian leisure activity.
VU21442: identify and access basic legal information
Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – Access information on a personally relevant legal issue. Test 2 – access key legal services in the local community.
Note: Units offered will be selected by the college and based on identified training and industry needs as per guidelines stated in training package as outlined in EAL Framework.
|Admission InformationApplicants must be 16 years or older. Education level requirements: ISLPR 1 or Cert. in Initial GEA or CSWE II. Applicants will sit for a pre-course Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment Test and an interview to determine appropriate course placement.
(Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens): Must complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment to be assessed by the Language Studies Department.
|Qualification RulesTo achieve a Certificate I in English as an additional language, learners must have successfully completed the required Units. Certificate I in EAL is an award accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework. However, at the completion of individual Units, i.e. less than the eight required Units, learner’s achievement will be recognised through a Statement of Attainment.
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