22641VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access) (pending)


General: The 22641VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access) consolidates complex English language speaking and listening, reading and writing skills to access a range of community options. Outcomes include development of a range of complex communication and language skills and knowledge and cultural knowledge based on contemporary issues. The course is intended to provide participants with the following education outcomes:

  • responding to complex texts in different genres such as transactional, advisory and creative texts
  • applying conventions and format to write complex texts
  • using features and conventions of complex written texts and conversations
  • responding to and presenting spoken information
  • using complex text and grammatical structures
  • using a range of paralinguistic features to support communication.

Entry requirements:

Entry to this EAL 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 may 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 outcomes: There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or higher education courses on completion of this course. Students can go onto further study options, including Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) or Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional).

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.

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
Core Unit
VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio20
Speaking and Listening elective
VU23529Analyse and participate in complex conversations80
Reading and Writing elective
VU23531Read and write complex transactional texts80
Language Skills electives
VU23530Give and respond to complex spoken texts80
VU23532Read and write complex instructions and advisory texts80
General Electives
VU23564Research features of Australian Government50
VU23571Research significant events in Australian history60
VU23574Research current issues55

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


1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

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.


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


  • Skills First Funding


  • Non Apprentice/Trainee


6 months




Melbourne CBD 3000 – Wed Thu


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