The Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) 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 / Professional) 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.
Students will be able to transition into employment in their field.
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 Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
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
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.