Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)



DURATION: 34 weeks


The course is for a diverse range of adult learners of English as an additional language needing to develop their English language proficiency skills in order to access a wide range of further education, training, employment and community participation contexts.

This program’s outcomes focus on the consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts.

Outcomes include literacy skills including digital literacy skills and cultural and critical knowledge and skills together with knowledge and skills to access further education pathways.

Your improved English language and literacy skills will help you find employment, continue with further education and participate in the English-speaking community.

Classroom Based:

The duration for this program is 40 weeks (excluding holiday breaks) and consisting 20 hours of face-to-face delivery per week – the total number of face-to-face delivery hours equates to 800 hours.

Units of Competency

To complete this qualification, you must complete All 9 units of competency listed below:

VU21353 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
VU21508 Give complex presentations for further study
VU21509 Analyse and participate in complex spoken discourse for further study
VU21510 Take notes from complex aural texts for further study
VU21511 Read and write complex texts for research purposes
VU21512 Read and write complex texts for further study
VU21513 Use critical reading and writing skills for further study
VU21514 Use language analysis skills to review own texts
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for learners to own or have read access to a computer and a willingness to learn and having ISLPR level 2+/3. EAL placement test will be conducted to evaluate the level of English at entering into course

  • 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)
  • participant prior formal education experience, both overseas and in Australia. Year 11 or Year 12 equivalent to Australian qualification and any prior EAL learning.
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