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22487VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access) Shepparton


Skills First Funding: Yes

JobTrainer Initiative: No


6 months


Melbourne CBD 3000


In class






Term 1 – Wed 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 19 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 12 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 4 Oct

22487VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access) Shepparton

General: Certificate IV in EAL (Access) outcomes focus on the consolidation of advanced English language speaking and listening, reading and writing skills to access a range of community options. Outcomes include a range of complex communication skills and knowledge in English, literacy skills including digital literacy skills and a range of electives focussing on cultural knowledge and skills. The purpose of this qualification is to enable those seeking to further develop their existing knowledge and skills in English to participate effectively in the community, including leadership roles.

Entry: 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 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: 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.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio20

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU21884Analyse stories / narratives within cultures90
VU22619Analyse and participate in complex conversations80
VU22620Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions80
VU22621Read and write complex communications and transactional texts80
VU22622Read and write complex instructions and advisory texts80
VU22624Research features of Australian Government50
VU22627Research current issues55

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.


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.