(Please note displayed fees are for 2022 and may change for 2023.)
The Course in Initial EAL is a new course for pre-literate students arriving from conflict zones and refugee camps who have experienced different levels of trauma. While this is a diverse group, many arrive in Australia with severely interrupted education and little or no previous education or learning experiences. These pre-arrival experiences influence their ability to settle in Australia and apply the skills required to learn a new language. These learners need to develop an identity as a learner and establish learning routines. They need to develop basic decoding and encoding skills and handwriting skills such as copying and hand-eye coordination.
#### Delivery Methods
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
#### When You Can Enrol
January 2023 intake: Apply via the ‘Apply now’ button in the course information page. If the course is not available for online application, register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ form to be notified when future dates are scheduled, or to chat to our friendly Customer Experience team.
Full-time: 9 months (3 days per week)
3 days per week (days to be advised for 2023 intake), 9.15am-2.45pm
There are no entry requirements for this course but you will be asked to undertake an English language assessment to determine your skill levels.
#### Skills developed
- Recognise and copy numbers from 1 to 100
- Participate in extremely familiar spoken exchanges
- Recognise and copy extremely familiar words
- Identify common digital media
- Recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds
- Use strategies to participate in learning.
#### Compulsory Units
VU22578 Recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds
VU22579 Use strategies to participate in learning
VU22580 Recognise and copy extremely familiar words
VU22581 Participate in extremely familiar spoken exchanges
VU22582 Recognise and copy numbers from 1 to 100
VU22383 Identify common digital media
By successfully completing this course students will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification.
Government Funded $430.00 (Tuition $430.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $86.00 (Tuition $86.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $3,440.00 (Tuition $3,440.00, Materials $0.00)
#### Fees Additional Information
**Additional course costs that may apply**
- In addition to supplied materials please bring pens, pencils, ruler, and an eraser.
Students referred under the AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) are eligible for free English classes.
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Pathways & Careers
Successful completion of this course may lead to enrolment in the Course in EAL.
[Study pathways with Wodonga TAFE »](/to-wodonga-tafe-and-beyond)
#### How to apply
Apply online now via the ‘Apply now’ button. If the course is not available for online application, register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ form to be notified when future dates are scheduled, or to chat to our friendly Customer Experience team.
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.