The Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications levels provide a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training in Australia. The Certificates in Spoken and Written English consist of one course and five certificate levels that align to national framework levels as outlined in the table below:
|Entry Point to study EAL I and II:
|Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)||Entry Point to study EAL III:
|4.5 (1+ to 2 ISLRP)*|
|5 (2 to 2+ ISLPR)*
6 (2+ to 3 ISLPR)*
Certificate IV in EAL
Diploma & Advanced Diploma Studies – (Vocational Education and Training Sector)
|Entry Point to study EAL IV:
After having successfully completed EAL IV, students should be able to obtain IELTS 5.5 (or higher).
*The IELTS and ISLPR comparisons should be used as an approximate guide only.
Assessment Process (Assessments are related to Learning Outcomes)
|Course||Learning Focus||Entry Level|
|Certificate I in EAL (Access)||Develop skills for learners who have:
|Certificate II in EAL (Access)||Develop skills for learners to satisfy their own simple everyday transactional and limited social needs||ISLPR 1
|Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)||Develop skills for learners to satisfy basic social needs, routine situations for everyday commerce, recreation and linguistically undemanding vocational fields||ISLPR 1+ to 2
IELTS 4 to 4.5
|Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)||Develop skills for learners to participate in a range of further study contexts||ISLPR 2 to 2+
Each Certificate consists of modules that cover different aspects of language learning. Modules contain learning outcomes that contribute to the purpose of the module. They define texts or skills with which learners may need to engage, e.g. casual conversation, written information texts, written reports and learning strategies. The table outlines the skill areas covered by the modules.
|Learning strategies||This skills area is concerned with the role that learners play in their own language development including:
|Listening and speaking skills||This skills area is concerned with receptive and productive oral language skills in interpersonal and transactional texts.|
|Reading skills||This skills area is concerned with locating and understanding meanings in texts such as instructions, information texts and news articles|
|Writing skills||This skills area is concerned with using appropriate knowledge and language features to construct written texts.|
Each Certificate is divided into core modules and elective modules:
- Core modules: These modules develop essential skills.
- Elective modules: These modules focus on different text-types and skills that can be selected according to the needs of learners or learner groups.
Learning outcomes describe what the learner is expected to do at the end of a course study. The two components of learning outcomes are as follows.
|Assessment criteria||Assessment criteria:
|Conditions and methods of assessment||These statement describe:
|Course Name||CRICOS Code||Tuition Fee (AUD$)|
|Certificate I in EAL (Access)||084628B||$6,900.00**#|
|Certificate II in EAL (Access)||084629A||$6,900.00**#|
|Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)||084630G||$6,900.00**#|
|Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)||084631G||$6,900.00**#|
**Fee inclusive of dictionary, grammar book and study material.
# Fees for 2015 are subject to change, so please check with ACAH
A non-refundable ELICOS application fee of $250 is payable – including some course materials such as grammar book and dictionary.