TCE credit points
Course code
Course span
2014 — 2025
Reading and writing standard
Mathematics standard
Computers and internet standard
This course was delivered in 2023. Use A-Z Courses to find the current version (if available).

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Level 1 is designed for learners who need to develop their use of Standard Australian English (SAE) language skills for speaking, reading and writing

SAE refers to the variety of spoken and written English language in Australia used in more formal settings such as for official or public purposes, and recorded in dictionaries, style guides and grammars. While it is always dynamic and evolving, it is recognised as the 'common language' of Australians. There is a focus on developing oral communication skills and the ability of the learner to express their needs, opinions and ideas in order to communicate effectively, and to participate in life in Australia. Learners may be new arrivals to Australia, recent refugees, or other learners for whom English is a second or additional language or dialect.