22257VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional)

22257VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)

General: Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) outcomes are designed for those who need to develop English language skills to participate in specialised or technical and complex verbal and written interactions and transactions in the Australian workplace.

The purpose of this course is to provide a clear pathway for students who want to develop English language and literacy skills and knowledge to make the transition into employment in a professional area.

This course enables participants from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds to develop English language skills, including:

  • those who have immigrated to Australia who are recent arrivals;
  • those who have immigrated to Australia and are longer term residents returning to study, to improve their English skills after having previously worked in low skilled jobs or having been out of the workforce;
  • Indigenous Australians who are learning English as an additional language or dialect.

Entry: Entry to this course is determined according to the following criteria:

  • a participant’s current English language skills. (The Listening and Speaking and Reading and Writing units in the Framework will provide the basis for initial assessment processes and placement of participants at the appropriate proficiency level);
  • a participant’s prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia;
  • any prior EAL learning;
  • a participant’s learning and pathway needs including employability skills, literacies (digital and other literacies), and further educational and vocational training needs.

Every student will be required to complete the English Proficiency Assessment test and a Pre-Training Interview. Students must also be at least 18 years of age.

Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options.

Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered in a classroom setting. Strategies include a variety of assessment methods and evidence gathering techniques, which offer an integrated approach to assessment.

Assessment methods and tools may include:

  • verbal presentations
  • multi-media presentations
  • portfolios
  • student self-assessments
  • on-going teacher assessment
  • direct observation
  • simulated role plays
  • third party feedback e.g. from teachers, community members or peers
  • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge

Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU21474Analyse and participate in complex conversations80
VU21492Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context80
VU21495Critically read and write formal letters and complex prose texts for professional purposes80
VU21496Critically read, write and edit complex descriptive texts in a professional context80
BSBWRT401Write complex documents50
TLIE4006Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information30
VU21482Research current issues55
VU21061Respond to an advertised job20

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

2. To complete the application process, you must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Victorian Training Guarantee Funding).

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

DURATION

6 months

KEY DATES 2018

Term 1 classes start – 29 Jan
Term 2 classes start – 23 Apr
Term 3 classes start – 16 Jul
Term 4 classes start – 8 Oct

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