Courses

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

22258VIC

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.

Course Outcomes

Students will be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education

Assessment

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.

Local Students

Code

22258VIC

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
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:$810
Ineligible:$3100
Concession:$162

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

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 (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 study

Students will be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education (undergraduate degrees programs).

Career Pathways

You may go onto further study within vocational training or employment, or seek employment in a place similar to your work placement

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
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.