Course Description

Improve your English-language skills to gain employment or further study opportunities with a Certificate II in EAL (Employment) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course is designed for people learning English as an Additional Language (EAL). You will develop English-language speaking, listening, reading, writing and learning skills for employment.

You will also develop skills to:

  • practise simple conversations for employment
  • read and write simple information for employment
  • observe and report on workplace activities
  • prepare for work in an Australian workplace
  • write job applications
  • develop job interview skills
  • explore transport options.

On completion of this course, you will be confident communicating in workplace situations.

Prepare for Free TAFE

VU Polytechnic is helping you get prepared for Free TAFE 2019 (external link). Find out what courses you can do to improve your English skills and be ready to take advantage of Free TAFE. Contact us for more information or request a call back (external link).


0.5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 87.5% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 86.4% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.8% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.2% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 31.2% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: 22488VIC

Entry Requirements

Entry in to 22488VIC Certificate II in EAL (Employment) must be determined according to the following criteria:r>- a participant’s current English language skills. (The Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework will provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level),r>- a participant’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia,r>- any prior EAL learning, and,r>- a participant’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs.