CERTIFICATE III IN EAL (FURTHER STUDY)

Description:

To be eligible for the award of the Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) learners must successfully complete a total of 9 units comprising:

·       7 core unit

·       2 General Electives

Certificate III (Further Study) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English in speaking, listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts. Outcomes include literacy skills including digital literacy skills, cultural and critical knowledge and skills together with knowledge and skills to access further education pathways. Participants may pathway to vocational or other education or to further English language courses.


Course Information:

 

Core Units

VU21323: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

 

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – oral questioning to assess knowledge of the purpose and strategies to achieve leaning goals. Test 2 – design portfolio to present written evidence of how identified learning goals have been met.

 

VU21499: Give straightforward oral presentations for further study

 

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – give a presentation to a formal group, prepare notes, aids and support used in both preparation and presentation. Test 2 – show written evidence of research, planning and preparation for the presentation.

 

VU21500: Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – prepare and participate in an informal group discussion Test 2 – respond to verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge and feedback.

VU21501: Read and write texts for research purposes

 

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – write a straightforward text based on research and reference resources used in research based text. Test 2 – read text and write an analysis of responses to reading the text including verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

VU21502: Analyse and produce straightforward texts relevant to further study

 

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – examine and compose a range of texts based on reading for research. Test 2 – write a review of written texts including verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

VU21503: Listen and take notes for research

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – assess and take notes from a spoken or audio text identifying purpose, cultural references and audience. Test 2 – analyse the use of notes including verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

 

VU21504: Use language learning strategies and study skills

Mode of AssessmentTest 1– discuss and list key grammatical terms to describe language structure and use. Test 2 – design a portfolio of language analysis as applied to a study task and confirm linguistic knowledge used for language learning strategies.

 

Electives

VU21473: Investigate Australian art and culture

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – give an oral presentation to demonstrate understanding of Australian art, culture and Australian English. Test 2 – give an oral presentation including written notes of the features of an Australian film “The Mango Tree” and verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

VU21470: Investigate issues in the Australian environment

Mode of AssessmentTest 1 – give an oral presentation to demonstrate knowledge of Australia’s physical features and climate. Test 2 – present a written research report on a key environmental issue and its impact on the 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 Information

Applicants must be 16 years or older. Applicants must be 16 years or older. Education level requirements: ISLPR 2 or Cert. I in GEA or CSWE III. Applicants will sit for a pre-course Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment Test and an interview to determine appropriate course placement.

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 III in English as an additional language, learners must have successfully completed the required Units. Certificate III in EAL is an award accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework. However, at the completion of individual Units, i.e. less than the nine required Units, learner’s achievement will be recognised through a Statement of Attainment.

 

 

Campus: Melbourne
CRICOS Course Code: 084630G
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