Bourke St Campus




Beginning at this level, students can progress through to intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. Unlike other ‘non-award’ English programs, this “Award” course is nationally recognised by the Australian Government and internationally. At this level the focus is 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.


Entry Requirements

The minimum age of the student should be 18 years old or above. There are no limitations to entry based on gender, physical ability, social or educational background. Entry to the course is determined on the following criteria in order to place learners in the level appropriate to their proficiency in English language.

  • a participant’s current English language skills
  • a participant’s prior formal education experience
  • any prior ‘English as Another Language’ learning
  • a participant’s learning and further educational needs

Students must meet their Visa requirements.


Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee:    AUD$200 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fees:    AUD$5,500
  • Fees include all material costs and learning resources.

Pathways and Further Study

Graduates from this course will be awarded a Certificate ll in EAL (Access) and may exit at an IELTS level 3.5 – 4.5. On successful completion, graduates may undertake further English study and/or enrol in a Certificate Level ll VET qualification.

Course Delivery

28 weeks of total course duration (24 weeks classroom delivery + maximum 4 weeks of holidays) @ 20 hours per week made up of:
  • 16 hours teacher-led classroom delivery
  • 4 hours computer lab work with tutorial support. During this time students complete activities using the support program MyEnglishLab
  • Minimum 4 hours independent reading, study and/or project work.
  • Distance learning is not available.
  • Day, evening and weekend classes available

Delivery Methods

  • Classroom with active involvement of all participants
  • English language text with easy to understand activities
  • Computer lab with tutorial support
  • Bilingual support
  • Culturally sensitive to learners needs

Assessment Methods

Portfolio, reading activities, writing activities, questions, role play, learning plan, interview, computer tasks, presentation, field trip.


Unit CodeTitle
Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance
Access the internet and email to develop language
Explore community options
Explore transport options
Participate in simple conversations and transactions
Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts
Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
VU21459 Read and write simple instructional and informational texts

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