An individually tailored program for you, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach upper-intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Focus on your communication
You will receive an individually tailored program and learning plan. The course covers English skills necessary for communicating the essential information, with a specific focus on study skills.
Learn upper-intermediate English skills to go on with further study
This course will develop your communication skills and teach you to engage in casual conversation, give and respond to straightforward instructions, read and write assignments plus a range of informational and instructional texts.
You will have access to our libraries and independent learning services, in addition to passionate, experienced teachers who are there to help you learn.
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.
Note: Units of Study listed below are indicative only and may vary from those displayed according to the requirements of the course and student.
Work placement/Study placement
Work placement/study placement is organised by your teachers with our employer network, or you are welcome to find your own work placement. This is supported by follow-up paperwork outlining the rights and responsibilities of the employer/place of study, purpose of placement, induction checklist, safety checklist, confirmation letter and insurance cover. Your teacher will visit you in the workplace/place of study and a report is completed at the end of the placement by the workplace superviser.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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 on the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - 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 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 English as an Additional Language (EAL) Framework. As part of the assessment, you will develop a folio of work
MaterialsStudents are required to provide their own pen and writing materials. 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 RequirementsYou will be interviewed before placement in the program. Enrolments are accepted throughout the year
Pathways to further studyYou will be able to apply for vocational education and training (VET) courses and tertiary education
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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.