Courses

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)

22257VIC

The Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) is for specialist professionals who need to consolidate their advanced English language skills. You will work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to gain skilled jobs in IT, technology, medicine or engineering.

If you have skills in a professional field but need to improve your English skills to find a job in Australia, this course is for you.

Our experienced teachers will work with you to create a personal learning plan around your existing skills and your goals.

This course will develop your communication and research skills. It will also give you a better understanding of the job market in Australia. It will teach you to prepare and give oral presentations in the workplace, participate in group discussions, and write and read complex workplace texts.

The course will teach you:

  • How to develop a good resume
  • How to understand position descriptions and key selection criteria (KSC)
  • Job interview and workplace communication skills
  • How the Australian job market and workplace functions
  • Australian management concepts

Our friendly and approachable staff can also help you with:

  • Professional mentoring
  • Assessment of your work readiness
  • Identification of barriers to employment
  • Individual employment pathway plans
  • Support for industry-placement in metropolitan or regional Victoria

Industry connections and resources

We have links to over 500 businesses across government departments, financial institutions and engineering and telecommunication companies. We can help you find work placement in one of these areas.

Employment Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will have the English skills you need to move into employment in your profession.

Assessment

There are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the modules of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Curriculum.

Local Students

Code

22257VIC

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
One semester

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$705
Ineligible:$3000
Concession:$141

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Observation, written activities, presentations

Materials

Students are required to provide their stationary. They are provided with worksheets during class, and also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Entrance Requirements

Students will be interviewed before placement in the program. Entry to the Certificate IV EAL (Employment / Professional) will be determined according to the following criteria:
  • a participant’s current English language skills (ACSF 3 or equivalent)
  • a participant’s prior formal education and professional experience, both overseas and in Australia
  • a participant’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs

Pathways to further study

Students might be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education.

Career Pathways

Graduates may enter the Australian workforce as a qualified professional in their relevant fields.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
VU21353 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU21474 ANALYSE AND PARTICIPATE IN COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS 80
VU21492 PRESENT AND LISTEN TO COMPLEX ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN AN EMPLOYMENT OR PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT 80
VU21493 GIVE AND FOLLOW A RANGE OF COMPLEX INSTRUCTIONS IN AN EMPLOYMENT CONTEXT 80
VU21494 READ AND WRITE COMPEX TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT 80
VU21511 READ AND WRITE COMPLEX TEXTS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES 80
VU21870 Participate in online collaborative learning 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.