Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)


The Certificate IV in EAL (Further Studies) qualification provides advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education. This course assists to meet language needs of learners wanting to enter higher education Courses and/or improve their employment prospects. Learners will read and write extensively. They will learn to use reading strategies, increase their vocabulary, and develop their ideas in writing.

Course Code: 22258VIC
Pre-requisites: Nil
Duration: 26 Weeks (6 Months) incl. Holidays
Intakes: Feb, Apr, July, Oct
Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face
Tuition Fees: Enquire
Course Material Fees: Enquire
Location: 51 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Structure - Units

To achieve this qualification, the learner must demonstrate competency in 8 units of competency.

The qualification comprises of:

  • Core units = 8
  • Elective unit = 1
VU21353 Develop and document 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
VU20760 Set study goals and plan education pathway

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older (parental or guardian consent is required at enrolment if under)
  • Satisfactory completion of UIA’s approved placement test to determine the participants English language skills so that the participant can be placed into the appropriate proficiency level class

Education Pathways

After attaining the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Studies), students may undertake the following pathway:

  • Diploma level or a range of other Advanced Diploma level qualifications

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