Foundation English Units 1 and 2


The Foundation English course is designed for students who are seeking a career pathway focus to their studies. It may also be suited to students who need additional time and assistance to strengthen and refine their literacy skills before attempting VCE English/EAL, VCE Literature, or VCE English Language Units 3 and 4 or other VCE studies.

Who is it for?

This subject is for students who are interested in a workforce focus with their studies or for people who may wish to brush up their English skills.

What do you do?

The course involves developing reading and writing skills, building your CV, learning about workplace practices and some creative tasks.

What skills do you need?

There are no prerequisites for entry to Units 1 and 2. All VCE studies are benchmarked against comparable national and international curriculum.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills in literacy, comprehension, workplace practice and communication.




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. All weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things to think about

Some students may discover that they are not challenged enough by the subject as the literacy level suits those who require more focus on their reading, writing and comprehension. But it may also allow students to revisit these areas before moving on to other English strands within VCE.

Things you can do now

It can be helpful to have a look at the Study Design from VCAA for more information.

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.





Things to have a look at

Grammar Tools for English

Try brushing up on your grammar before you begin!