Course Details

  • Course Code: 22258VIC
  • CRICOS Course Code:  084659F
  • Course Duration: 26 weeks
Course Description
The qualification is intended for international and local students who want to improve their English language skills to engage in further study. The course outcomes focus on the consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts. The course aims to orient students to demand of studying in Australia, familiarizing them with research and study methods, essay planning, writing and editing, lecture note taking and tutorial participation.

The Course is beneficial for any person who may be interested in developing their:

  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing and study skills
  • literacy skills
  • cultural and critical knowledge
  • skills to access further education pathways
Entry Requirements
  • Academic Requirements

To gain entry into this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian year 11* or 12 qualification.

(*Subject to the country Assessment Level and the course)

  • Age requirement:

Students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

  • English Language Entry Requirements:

Entry to each EAL Course in / qualification will be determined according to the following criteria:

  • a student’s current English language skills. (Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework will provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level)
  • a student’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia
  • any prior EAL learning
  • a student’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs

While accepting student application for EAL courses, ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology also considers the following:

(from the DEECD 2013 statement, page 4) “that EAL learners ‘bring a range of different skills and abilities to the task of learning English and are at varying stages of English language acquisition when they begin learning English or arrive in Australia. EAL learners also have varying literacy skills in their first language/s. Many are well educated and have strong first language skills, which gives them a valuable foundation for building skills in English. Others encounter formal education for the first time in Victoria, and may not have sound literacy skills in any language. Furthermore, some EAL learners may be going through significant trauma resulting from refugee and pre-migration experiences, family separation, and subsequent settlement issues. All of these often overlapping factors affect how EAL learners engage in learning, and the support they need to be successful must be considered in EAL provision across all settings.”
Course Fees
The total tuition fee for the complete course AUD 5700.00 At the time of enrolment the student has to pay AUD 5700.00 {Tuition Fees (AUD 5200)+ Enrolment  Fees (AUD200) + Material Fees (AUD 300)}
Mode of Study
This program is delivered at the ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology campus. It consists of class room based face-to-face training. All units are delivered holistically. Inclusive teaching practices with reasonable adjustments based on learner needs
The assessment process will include research, written tasks, direct observation, reports, portfolio, oral questioning, presentations, role plays and group discussions

Aims of Faculty of English Alternative Language

  • Enhance student English Skills through a wide variety of methods
  • Develop competencies for the pursuit of  further education pathways
  • Foster an understanding of cultural and critical knowledge
Course Structure
Participants need to complete Nine units of competency, consisting of:

Unit Code Unit Name
VU21353 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
VU21508 Give complex presentations for further study
VU21509 Analyse and participate in complex spoken discourse for further study
VU21510 Take notes from complex aural texts  for further study
VU21511 Read and write complex texts for research purposes
VU21512 Read and write complex texts for further study
VU21513 Use critical reading and writing skills for further study
VU21514 Use language analysis skills to review own texts
VU20763 Participate in collaborative learning
Credit Transfer and RPL
Students may be granted RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer if they are able to demonstrate that they have achieved levels of skills and knowledge equivalent to requirements listed in the unit they are seeking credit for through work experience, life experiences or similar study at another institution. Students can apply for RPL or Credit Transfer at the time of enrolment.

Students applying for RPL/CT must submit RPL/CT application along with their original documents to student administration.

Where RPL is being applied, the student must submit all relevant evidence of work experience and where learning has occurred.

A Credit Transfer application must be accompanied by Nationally Recognised Certificates or detailed Statement of Attainment indicating units successfully completed including unit codes and titles and dates of completion.

Credit Transfer may also include Credit Transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF.

Special Consideration
If a student is not able to meet the minimum entry requirements but considers that they have the skills and experience to succeed in the course, they may apply to ANGAD Australian Institute of Technology for special consideration for entry.
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