Are you a professional with existing overseas qualifications? Would you like to work in Australia? Enrol with us and you’ll have the opportunity for an industry placement.
Enhance your professional career in Australia
Our Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Employment/ Professional) will give you an introduction to the Australian workplace and job market and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.
If you are an adult and English is not your first language, but you have intermediate/advanced English skills then our Certificate IV in EAL can develop your language skills for work, study or social purposes. It’s offered through the Bridging and Preparatory Studies department’s Overseas Qualified Professionals (OQP) Victoria program.
Topics offered include:
- CV (resume) development
- Interview and workplace communication skills
- Workshops on the local labour market and Australian workplace practices
- Group and individual counselling
- Australian management concepts
- Assessment of your work readiness
- Identification of barriers to employment
- Individual employment pathway plan
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 and engineering and telecommunication companies.
You’ll have access to our extensive range of e-learning materials, workshops/seminars delivered by industry experts, workplace and reference books and a computer lab.
This course can help you gain employment in the industry of your chosen and qualified profession.
You must undertake an industry placement for up to 12 weeks within 12 months. All students are eligible provided you have completed the OHS task and submitted a CV or resume. Check entrance requirements to determine your suitability.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
10 weeks - 150 hours
flexible delivery, plus 6 to 12 week industry placement
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 DeliveryFlexible, Classroom
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 MethodsThere 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 EAL Framework. As part of their assessment, students develop a folio of work.
MaterialsYou are required to provide your own pen and writing materials. You are provided with worksheets during class, and will have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with your learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Entrance RequirementsYou will be interviewed before placement in the program.
To be eligible, you must have:
- residency visa in Australia
- a professional level of English language skills
- information technology competency relevant to your qualification (where appropriate)
- an overseas professional or trade qualification
Pathways to further studyThis program will lead to completion of 3 units of the Certificate IV in EAL (Employment /Professional) which can provide a pathway into completion of a full 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL
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.
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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.