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Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Code: 22492VIC

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6 months full time

Next Intake

Ongoing, January, April, June, October

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Gain a better understanding with a Certificate IV in EAL (Further study) 22492VIC

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC is designed for international students and those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education.

The purpose this EAL course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level together with knowledge of the Australian education system.

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC graduates will have knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work and learning:

  • Strategies to support own English learning
  • Structures to enable EAL participation in complex extended verbal transactions, presentations, conversations.
  • Knowledge of Australian culture to enable EAL participation and to read and write complex printed and digital texts.

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning

Class Schedule

Full time: 6 months
4 days per week including face to face and remote learning

Assessment Methods

Ongoing in class or via Moodle.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations Elective 20
VU21881 Apply Essential Further Study Skills Elective 90
VU22411 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio Core 20
VU22645 Give Complex Presentations For Study Purposes Core 80
VU22646 Participate in Complex Spoken Discourse for Study Purposes Core 60
VU22647 Take Notes From Complex Spoken Texts for Study Purposes Core 50
VU22648 Read and Write Complex Texts for Study Purposes Core 120
VU22649 Use Critical Reading Skills to Analyse Study Tasks Core 40
VU22650 Use Language Analysis Skill to Review Own Texts Core 40
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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $4100
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $175 $250 $4350
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The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Please note: Students who meet eligibility criteria only pay amenity fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Course Fees

Students who meet eligibility criteria only pay amenity fees.

Scholarships on offer

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Completion of 22486VIC Certificate III in EAL or CSWE.

Next Steps

Call 03 9269 1400 to arrange an entrance interview with our friendly staff.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.


Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a service to help eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with low English levels to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

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Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides training to help participants build their reading, writing, maths and basic computer skills.

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