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22639VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)*

English Language

Next intake February 2025
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 6 months

Course description

*At the completion of this course students will gain a partial qualification only.

Certificate II in EAL (Access) focuses on the development of simple English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday communication and community participation to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both, or employment.

The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes: 

  • responding to simple texts in different genres such as information and instructions 
  • conventions of writing simple texts 
  • features and conventions of simple written texts and conversations 
  • simple text and grammatical structures 
  • paralinguistic features to support communication 
  • simple vocabulary for different purposes and contexts. 

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2024
Close: 1 Feb 2025 
Class DayTues, Wed, Thurs 9.15am to 2.45pm
Full-time: 6 months    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Develop learning goals VU22358 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Explore current issues VU23573 55
Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions VU23520 80
Participate in simple conversations and transactions VU23519 80
Read and write simple informational texts VU23522 80
Read and write simple transactional texts VU23521 80
Use limited digital technology language and skills VU23556 50


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Questioning
  • Observations and practical demonstrations 
  • Portfolio (work samples)

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.67 per hour 445 AUD $298.00 AUD $0.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.34 per hour 445 AUD $1,486.00 AUD $0.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.59 per hour 445 AUD $5,158.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $66.75
Resource Fees AUD $140.00 Once


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/06/2024 2:02:48 PM