Is there support (a curriculum?) for students with English as an Additional Language or Dialect in Years 11 and 12?

There are ATAR, General and Foundation English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) courses for students in Years 11 and 12. Students need to apply to enrol in these courses. A student’s eligibility for the EALD courses is assessed by the Authority before they can enrol.

A student may be eligible for EALD courses if

  • English is not their first language and they meet specific residency and schooling conditions they are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or from Cocos Island or Christmas Island, and have been exposed to Standard Australian English primarily within the school context
  • they are deaf or hard-of-hearing and communicates using signing such as Auslan as their first language.

Information about eligibility and the application process for EALD courses is available on the Years 11 and 12 section of the Authority website at

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