Courses

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional)

Overseas Qualified Professionals (OQP) Victoria

22257VIC

The Certificate IV EAL (Employment) is designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, to gain skilled jobs (such as various technical and IT jobs, or in the medical or engineering profession), and for those seeking to access employment in specialised fields. Participants may have professional knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English proficiency to successfully gain access to their fields.

Join the Cert IV EAL (Employment ) to prepare for access to the labour market.

Students will receive a tailored program and learning plan which covers speaking and listening, reading and writing, literacy skills including digital literacy as well as employability skills in English.

This course will develop their communication and research skills as well as their knowledge of the Australian labour market. It will teach them to prepare and give oral presentations in a professional context, participate in group discussions, write and read complex workplace-based texts.

The program covers:

  • CV (resume) development
  • Analysis of position description and key selection criteria (KSC)
  • Job interview and workplace communication skills practice
  • Workshops on the local labour market and Australian workplace practices
  • Introduction to Australian management concepts

Other services include:

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

Industry connections and resources

We can support your work placement with our links to over 500 businesses including local council and government departments, financial institutions, as well as and engineering and telecommunication companies.

Employment Outcomes

Students will be able to transition into employment in their field.

Assessment

<pThere 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.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

22257VIC

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$430
Ineligible:$2200
Concession:$86

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 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.