Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)
CRICOS Code: 082553K | Course Code: 22258VIC
The 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) is designed for participants who need to develop English language skills to participate in a further study context in complex interactions and to critically analyse and produce complex texts relevant to further study.
Approximate ISLPR outcome for 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) is 3/3+. Approximate ACSF level is 4. This is the equivalent of IELTS 5.5- 6.5.
These qualifications are consistent with the criteria and specifications of the AQF Level 4 as outlined in the Australian Qualification Framework Second Edition January 2013, as follows: Knowledge: Graduates of a Certificate IV will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and / or skilled work and learning through knowledge of:
Skills: Graduates at this level will have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a range of methods, tools and information to:
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility in known or changing contexts and within established parameters by:
The volume of learning for this qualification is typically between 0.5 and 2 years and incorporates structured and unstructured learning activities such as:
IELTS 5 or its equivalent OR
ISLPR 2+ OR
ACSF 3 OR
Certificates III in EAL, EAL Framework OR
CSWE III OR
IELTS International English Language Testing System (Cambridge ESOL, British Council and IELTS Australia Pty Ltd.)
ACSF Australian Core Skills Framework (© DEEWR)
CSWE Certificates in Spoken and Written English (© NSW AMES)
CGEA Certificates in General Education for Adults (© DEECD 2012)
ISLPR International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (Wylie & Ingram 1999)
To be eligible for the award of the 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study), learners must successfully complete a total of 9 units comprising:
8 Core units
1 Elective unit not previously completed from:
The program is designed to allow participants to undertake further study in vocational or higher education programs.
Applicants should be over 18 years old at the time of commencement.
Entry to each EAL Course in / qualification must be determined according to the following criteria:
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)
There are no formal articulation arrangements for pathways into VET or higher education courses on completion of the Certificates in EAL.
A range of potential pathways are possible when EAL certificate courses utilise training package units of competency as electives. Successful completion of these units within Certificates in EAL will be eligible for credit into other training package qualifications. RTOs may design EAL certificate courses which contain a number of elective units from a particular Training Package qualification to provide a specific pathway to that qualification on completion.
Participants are required to complete the set summative assessment tasks through each week of program delivery. Performance is determined at the end of each week and at set Progress Checkpoints and recorded in the Performance Record. Participants also undertake pre-defined formative assessment activities throughout the program. The summative and formative assessment activities have been developed to specifically assess the program defined macro-areas: Oral Communication, Grammar, Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Technology, Cultural Awareness, Business English and Academic English; which align to the program objectives.
Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.