Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach adults from non-English speaking backgrounds the advanced English language skills needed to succeed in further education. The course is suitable for those who have already completed or partially completed further or higher education, those who wish to upgrade their qualifications and those wishing to enter higher level qualifications for the first time. The purpose of this course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level.
Join the Cert IV EAL (Further Studies) to prepare for VET or Higher Education
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 study skills in English.
This course will develop their communication and research skills as well as their knowledge of the Australian education system. It will teach them to prepare and give oral presentations, participate in group discussions, take notes from lectures, write essays and read a range of academic texts.
Students will be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education
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.
Pathways for learning English
Melbourne Polytechnic allows students to continually improve their English by assessing skills and knowledge and offering a pathway to higher learning. Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
Melbourne Polytechnic is an approved Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) provider. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
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 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 (Further Study) 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 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 will be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education (undergraduate degrees programs).
Career PathwaysYou may go onto further study within vocational training or employment, or seek employment in a place similar to your work placement
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|
|VU21508||GIVE COMPLEX PRESENTATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY||80|
|VU21509||Analyse and participate in complex spoken discourse for further study||60|
|VU21510||TAKE NOTES FROM COMPLEX AURAL TEXTS FOR FURTHER STUDY||50|
|VU21511||READ AND WRITE COMPLEX TEXTS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES||80|
|VU21512||READ AND WRITE COMPLEX TEXTS FOR FURTHER STUDY||80|
|VU21513||USE CRITICAL READING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR FURTHER STUDY||40|
|VU21514||USE LANGUAGE ANALYSIS SKILLS TO REVIEW OWN TEXTS||40|
|VU21870||Participate in online collaborative learning||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.