To be eligible for the award of the Certificate II 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, which can be selected from Speaking and Listening and/or Reading and                       Writing units,

3 General Electives

Certificate II (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills together with electives selected to develop relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication and community participation and to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both, or employment.

Course Information:

Core Unit

VU21297: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – oral questioning to assess purpose of a learning plan. Test 2 – written questioning to assess a learning plan

Speaking and Listening

VU21456: Participate in simple conversations and transactions

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – participate in a simple conversation. Test 2 – make requests and respond in short everyday transactions

Reading and Writing

VU21459: Read and write simple instructional and informational texts

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – follow and write a direction. Test 2 – read and write a simple information text.


Language Skills

VU21457: Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – convey simple spoken information on a personal topic. Test 2 – follow and give everyday verbal instructions.

VU21458: Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – read simple personal communication. Test 2 – written simple personal communications.


General Electives

VU21461: Access the Internet and email to develop language

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – access a range of information on the Internet. Test 2 – write a simple email message.

VU21462: Explore community options

VU21462: Explore community options

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – investigate community services in the local area. Test 2 – investigate recreation options in the local area.

VU21464: Examine current issues

Mode of Assessment: Test 1 – locate and discuss current issues in text. Test 2 – write simple text on investigation of a current issue

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 Information
Applicants must be 16 years or older. Education level requirements: ISLPR 1+ or Cert. I in GEA (Introductory) or CSWE III. Applicants will sit for a pre-course Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment Test and an interview to determine appropriate course placement.Students that have completed Certificate I in EAL (Access) at ACAH will receive 3 units credit, therefore a fee reduction and duration reduction will apply.National Students(Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens): Must complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment to be assessed by the Language Studies Department. Qualification Rules

To achieve a Certificate II in English as an additional language, learners must have successfully completed the required Units. Certificate II 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


Campus: Melbourne
CRICOS Course Code: 084629A
Intakes:  Fortnightly
Mode: (international & Domestic students):   Full-time only (Approximately 21 hours per week – 3 days a week, 7 hours per day). Classroom: face-to-face
Duration: 23 weeks
Tuition Fee: $6,900.00
Enrolment Fee: