English Language Support
To enrol in most of the ALTEC courses, prospective students will need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
Students are generally deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if they have completed their prior studies in English medium; or demonstrate English proficiency using any of the acceptable tests (e.g. IELTS). For most courses minimum IELS requirements is a scope of 5.5 with at least a scope of 5.0 in each band.
Students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements may be offered a conditional place with a provision for undertaking English language course in Australia prior to commencing their studies.
To assist students with achieving language proficiency, ALTEC offers English language courses at Certificate III and Certificate IV level to help non-English-speaking students communicate effectively, both socially and in their studies.
ALTEC’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are designed for students who have little or no prior educational experience or whose circumstances have resulted in disrupted education and who need to develop initial level basic English speaking, listening, reading and writing, numeracy and learning skills prior to accessing further English language education or possible employment.
ALTEC’s English language programs offer;
- 22258VIC Certificate IV IN EAL (Further study)
- 22255VIC Certificate III IN EAL (Further study)
- 22251VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
- 22250VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)
When required, ALTEC can facilitate an English Language Educator to help students from non-English speaking background improve their English language skills, specifically,
- To understand the requirements of an assessment
- Help with understanding the structure of a unit or assessments
- Assistance with English expression, grammar, spelling, learning to edit own work
- Understanding basic principles of grammar and syntax
- Help with reading/ comprehension, pronunciation, slang and cultural/social aspects of Australia
- Preparing for oral presentations
Students with learning or language difficulties should contact the respective course coordinators and seek assistance.
Different EAL levels and course durations can be determined based on student’s current and demonstrable English language skills.