General: Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) outcomes are designed for 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. Participants include those who have already completed or partially completed further or higher education, those who wish to upgrade their qualifications and those wishing to enter higher level qualifications for the first time.
The purpose of this course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level together with knowledge of the Australian education system. Outcomes are designed to support those who will use their existing skills and knowledge in their language in the workplace, for example as interpreters and providing bilingual support, to gain access to further training to support employment.
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: Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including Certificate IV and Diploma industry qualifications or Higher education.
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 Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|VU22411||Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio||20|
|VU22645||Give complex presentations for study purposes||80|
|VU22646||Participate in complex spoken discourse for study purposes||60|
|VU22647||Take notes from complex spoken texts for study purposes||50|
|VU22648||Read and write complex texts for study purposes||120|
|VU22649||Use critical reading skills to analyse study tasks||40|
|VU22650||Use language analysis skills to review own texts||40|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|VU22446||Design and review a project||40|
|VU22627||Research current issues||55|
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 and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).
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.
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