Course Overview

Who is this course designed for?

The Certificate I in EAL (Access) is designed to improve candidate’s English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing so they can prepare for further studies or work. This course targets people from culturally diverse backgrounds who want to develop or improve their English skills.

This course provides a pathway to Certificate in EAL to continuously enhance candidate’s English skills.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition. The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment
  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course. Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfil the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.

Course Outline

What will I study?

The students enrolled in 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL are required to complete 8 units of competency as listed below:

Core unit

VU21454 Plan language learning with support

VU21451 Participate in short simple exchanges

VU21450 Give and respond to short, simple introduction and information

VU21449 Read and write short, simple messages and forms

VU21448 Read and write short, simple instructional and informational texts

Elective unit

VU20939 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols and processes

VU20940 Recognise and use basic mathematical symbols and processes

BSBITU101A Operate a personal computer

Mode of study

Delivery Methods

You are advised to identify your delivery method prior to enrolling in the qualification. Frontier Training and Technology offers the following delivery modes for this qualification:

  • Face to Face Delivery – It involves structured classroom based training in a simulated work environment. Each session will allow enough time for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice opportunities and complete / submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.
  • Self- paced learning – Self-paced learning involves the learner undertaking learning and assessment tasks between face-to-face consultations. The extent of self-paced learning is determined by each individual learner and is communicated through the trainer and assessor.
  • On the job learning – On the job learning occurs when the learner undertakes structured training within their workplace which is delivered by a workplace supervisor, manager, colleague or workplace trainer


The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected.

Intake Dates – Frontier Training and Technology offers monthly intakes and the course may be commenced in your discretion. Please inquire with the Student Administration regarding intake dates. Intake dates are also published and updated in our website at

Course Duration – 480 hours delivered over a period of 6 months. The course duration may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge and abilities.

How to pay

    Schedule of Fees and Payment Plans

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at 735 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy Vic 3046 by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do a online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name:  
                   Frontier Training and Technology
Bank Name:                           NAB
Branch Number (BSB):    083 004
Account Number:                761977553

If you have further queries, please contact us on (03) 9041-1820