22492VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

22492VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

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.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio20
VU22645Give complex presentations for study purposes80
VU22646Participate in complex spoken discourse for study purposes60
VU22647Take notes from complex spoken texts for study purposes50
VU22648Read and write complex texts for study purposes120
VU22649Use critical reading skills to analyse study tasks40
VU22650Use language analysis skills to review own texts40

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
VU22446Design and review a project40
VU22627Research current issues55

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. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

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