Skills First – English as an Additional Language

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Skills First – English as an Additional Language

The State Government of Victoria provides subsidised training under the Skills First initiative for Wingate Avenue Community Centre English Language courses.

At Wingate you may enrol in an English class at any time. Fees will be calculated according to your enrolment start date or you may be eligible to access free training through SEE or AMEP programs.

English as an Additional Language Courses at Wingate Avenue Community Centre 

 22483VIC Course in EAL

22484VIC Certificate I in  EAL (Access)

22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)

22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Please join our classes at Wingate. We have small and friendly classes. To inquire about our classes call or visit us to schedule a placement interview

You may also join our classes at any time throughout the year. You may be eligible to access SEE, AMEP or Skills First classes.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Government funding.


To be eligible for this program the student must meet Skills First  requirements as follows:

An individual must be:

i) An Australian citizen; or

ii) a holder of a permanent visa;

iii) a New Zealand citizen

Further eligibility criteria applies.  

As an RTO, WACC is required to comply with the Guidelines for Determining Student Eligibility and Supporting Evidence.

Please note: You are eligible to commence a maximum of two subsidised courses in any calendar year as long as you are not doing any more than two courses at a time.



Please refer to ‘course fees’ under student information. Click here to view fees

Each student will receive a Statement of Fees at enrolment.

How to enrol

The first step in the enrolment is to make an appointment for a pre-training interview. The interview will ensure that you join the class most suitable for your needs. To book an interview call the centre on 9376 5244.

Once a suitable course and time is set, the student is required to fulfil the enrolment process. The student will complete an enrolment form and receive a statement of fees. In addition the student will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and these include:

  • Agreement to enrol in a specified course and acceptance of the associated fees
  • Agreement to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct
  • Acknowledge and agree to act in accordance with the WACC Privacy Policy
  • Acknowledgement of WACC Fees and Refunds Policy
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the WACC Student Handbook

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to access funded training.

Eligibility criteria applies.

Course Locations

At Wingate we offer the Skills First program at four locations, as listed below.

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (Main Office)
13a Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

The Wingate Hub 
125 Union Road,  Ascot Vale VIC  3032

Flemington Community Centre
25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington VIC 3031

The Gannawarra Conference Centre
132 Kelior Road, Essendon VIC 3041