English for Living and Working in Australia

The AMES Australia’s English for Living and Working in Australia courses will help you develop your vocabulary and grammar, reading and writing skills and will help you to improve your ability to communicate in English.

The course will give learners the opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in class to allow for pathways to further study and employment and to help participate in day-to-day life in Australia.

Learning English at AMES Australia is focused on more than just reciting words in a classroom. Our teaching methods focus on enabling students to think critically while participating in group and project work. This allows you to learn English from real-life experiences, meaning you will not only be learning the language, but you will be learning how to use it everyday life.

Students will develop their English language skills through topics relating to their everyday life in Australia such as education, health and money.

What will I learn?

This course will enable you to learn to:

  • Use English to obtain goods and services
  • Have a conversation in English
  • Read and write a range of everyday texts such as simple instructions, messages and stories
  • Units of study

    22482VIC Course in Initial EAL

    Nominal Hours

    VU22578 Recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds

    100

    VU22579 Use strategies to participate in learning

    70

    VU22580 Recognise and copy extremely familiar words

    80

    VU22581 Participate in extremely familiar spoken exchanges

    90

    VU22582 Recognise and copy numbers from 1 to 100

    80

    VU22383 Identify common digital media

    10

    VU22579 Use strategies to participate in learning

    70

    Total course hours

    430

     

    22483VIC Course in EAL

    Nominal Hours

    VU22584 Develop language learning objectives with support*

    30

    Speaking and Listening

     

    VU22585 Use beginning language learning strategies with support

    55

    VU22586 Communicate basic personal details and needs

    70

    VU22587 Give and respond to basic information and instructions

    70

    Reading and Writing

     

    VU22588 Read and write short basic messages and forms

    70

    VU22589 Read and write short, basic factual texts

    70

    Numeracy

     

    VU22352 Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations

    25

    VU22353 Recognise, give and follow simple and familiar directions

    25

    VU22356 Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts

    25

    Total course hours

    440

     

    22484VIC Certificate I in EAL

    Nominal Hours

    VU22590 Plan language learning with support

    30

    Speaking and Listening

     

    VU22591 Participate in short simple exchanges

    80

    Reading and Writing

     

    VU22593 Read and write short simple messages and forms

    80

    Language Skills

     

    VU22594 Read and write short, simple informational and instructional texts

    80

    VU22592 Give and respond to short, simple verbal instructions and information

    80

    Electives

     

    VU22596 Use basic digital technology language and skills

    50

    VU22099 Recognise and interpret safety signs and symbols

    10

    VU22098 Recognise and use basic mathematical symbols and processes

    20

    Total course hours

    430

     

    22488VIC Certificate II in EAL (Employment)

    Nominal Hours

    VU22358 Develop learning goals

    20

    VU22628 Participate in simple conversations and transactions for employment

    80

    VU22629 Read and write simple texts for employment

    80

    VU22630 Observe and report on activities in a workplace

    50

    VU22631 Prepare to work effectively in an Australian workplace

    50

    Electives

     

    VU22117 Develop job interview skills

    20

    VU22608 Explore transport options

    50

    BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents

    60

    Total course hours

    410

     

    22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)

    Nominal Hours

    VU22358 Develop learning goals

    20

    Speaking and Listening

     

    VU22601 Participate in simple conversations and transactions

    80

    Reading and Writing

     

    VU22604 Read and write simple instructional and informational texts

    80

    Language Skills

     

    VU22602 Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions

    80

    VU22603 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts

    80

    Electives

     

    VU22385 Plan and undertake a project

    30

    VU22606 Access the internet and email to develop language

    50

    BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents

    60

    Total course hours

    480

     

    22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Studies)

    Nominal Hours

    VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

    20

    VU22640 Give straightforward oral presentations for study purposes

    80

    VU22641 Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for study purposes

    70

    VU22642 Read and write straightforward texts for study purposes

    120

    VU22643 Listen and take notes for study purposes

    45

    VU22644 Use language and analysis strategies and study skills

    45

    Electives

     

    BSBLIB304 Develop and use information literacy skills

    40

    BSBADM302 Produce texts from notes

    60

    Total course hours

    480

     

    22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

    Nominal Hours

    VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

    20

    VU22609 Explore current issue

    55

    VU22611 Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions

    80

    VU22613 Read and write straightforward informational and instructional texts

    80

    VU22617 Investigate features of the education system in Australia

    50

    VU22116 Develop written job application skills

    20

    VU22612 Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts

    80

    VU22610 Engage in casual conversations and straightforward spoken transactions

    80

    Total course hours

    465

     

What further education can I do after completing this course?

Eligibility

Based on interviews where your language level will be assessed and a counsellor will discuss your learning goals.

Course duration

Available full-time or part-time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes available.

Course dates

Courses start every two weeks.

Locations

Costs

The fee is determined by your eligibility for Government funding. To check your eligibility for a concession fee, contact AMES Australia.

Click here for more information on applicable fees.

How to Enrol

Enquire to find out:

  • course dates
  • your eligibility
  • cost
  • arrange a time to have your English level assessed

The course will be run subject to enrolment numbers.

 

This course can be taken under below Government Subsidised Funding Programs:

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