Certificate I in EAL (Access)


The Certificate I in EAL (Access) provides elementary level English speaking, listening, reading, writing, literacy skills and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways. It assists to meet language needs of learners wanting to be able to participate in short, simple exchanges and read and write short, simple texts. Students who undertake this course may be seeking to pursue further education in Australia at UIA or another institution.

Course Code: 22250VIC
Pre-requisites: Nil
Duration: 26 Weeks (6 Months) incl. Holidays
Intakes: Feb, Apr, July, Oct
Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face
Fees: Enquire
Course Material Fees Enquire
 Location 51 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Structure - Units

To achieve this qualification, the learner must demonstrate competency in 8 units of competency.

The qualification comprises of:

  • Core units = 1
  • Elective units = 7
VU21454 Plan language learning with support
VU21451 (SL) Participate in short simple exchanges
VU21449 (RW) Read and write short simple messages and forms
VU21450 (LSE) Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information
VU21448 (LSE) Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts
VU21446 (OE) Use basic digital technology language and skills
VU21444 (OE) Identify Australian leisure activities
VU21044 (OE) Use recipes to prepare food


*Legend: Other Elective (OE), Speaking and Listening (SL), Reading and Writing (RW) and Language Skills Elective (LSE).

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older (parental or guardian consent is required at enrolment if under)
  • Satisfactory completion of UIA’s approved placement test to determine the participants English language skills so that the participant can be placed into the appropriate proficiency level class

Education Pathways

After attaining the Certificate I in EAL (Access), learners may undertake the following pathways:

222251VIC- Certificate II in EAL (Access)

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