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.
At the end of this course, you will have the English skills you need to move into employment in your profession.
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.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
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 DeliveryClassroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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
Assessment MethodsObservation, written activities, presentations
MaterialsStudents 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 RequirementsStudents 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 studyStudents might be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education.
Career PathwaysGraduates may enter the Australian workforce as a qualified professional in their relevant fields.
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.
|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.