The outcomes of this course 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. The student cohort for Orange International College will consist of Overseas/International students.
On successful completion of this course the student would be awarded 22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access), which is a nationally recognised training. The qualification has a mention of the number of weeks of ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) attended. Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of 22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access) along with a mention of the number of weeks of ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) attended.
This course provides a pathway to further English study in the Access, Further Study or Employment streams or Certificate II industry qualifications.
Graduates at this level will have basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge of a defined area of work and learning through knowledge of:
- resources and strategies to support own English language learning
- English language structures and conventions to enable participation in simple verbal transactions and conversations, and to read and write simple printed and digital texts, relevant to own purposes and appropriate to audience
- knowledge of Australian culture to enable participation in simple verbal transactions and conversations, and to read and write simple printed and digital texts relevant to own purposes and appropriate to context
- basic communication technologies
Graduates at this level will have basic cognitive, technical and communication skills to apply appropriate methods, tools, materials and readily available information to:
- identify, develop and review a language learning plan, and maintain a portfolio, with guidance from a support person
- participate in simple verbal transactions and exchanges in English
- give and respond to simple instructions and information
- locate, read and interpret simple texts
- write simple texts with support
- use learning/ communication technology to communicate in English
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate some autonomy in highly structured and stable contexts and within narrow parameters through:
- identifying current language learning skills and planning future language skills development with an appropriate support person
- participating in short simple verbal transactions and exchanges in English
- locating, reading and interpreting specific information in short simple texts
- writing short simple texts with support
- applying digital literacy skills
All students must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission
- There are no specific education requirements for this course
- The learner needs to have English proficiency level equivalent to ISLPR level 1+. It is demonstrated by 2.5/3 bands in IELTS or an equivalent English Placement test.
- A participant’s current English language skills assessment prior to and at enrolment.
- A participant’s prior education experience, both overseas and in Australia.
- Any prior EAL learning (a Certificate I in EAL provides direct entry to this qualification)
Using a Placement Test, an assessment of student’s English language skills is made to determine applicant’s appropriate course placement as per their level of proficiency in the English language. Applicant’s learning and pathway building needs and goals are also considered.