Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - 22492VIC

VOCATIONAL

Develop the skills to confidently undertake higher education studies in Australia.

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Mode of study:
On campus
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Duration:
Full-time 6 months
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Next intake:
July, February
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
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Overview

Learn the English skills you need to take part in further study at RMIT or other Australian institutions.

This program is designed for students from a non-English speaking background who are looking to develop academic language skills to complete further study in Australia.

What you will gain through this program

This program will prepare you with the essential academic skills needed in essay and report writing, presentations, group work, research and organisation.

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

Why study your Certificate IV EAL (Further Studies) at RMIT?

This program provides support beyond the classroom with weekly career and pathways workshops.  These workshops will help you research your options, plan your future and apply for further study programs at TAFE and university.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

You will learn through a blended combination of observing lectures, holding interviews, giving oral presentations, participating in group projects and some online delivery.

Delivery will be conducted primarily in English.

You will have access to online resources through the student portal.

There are no examinations as work is assessed regularly in class.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

Before you start the program, you will attend an interview and complete an assessment of your language skills.

This will determine which certificate is most suitable for your current level of English.

You can expect to study 540 hours over the 18 weeks of this program.

You'll complete core and elective courses that provide essential further study skills.

Core courses include:

  • reading and writing for research and further study
  • writing complex texts
  • language analysis skills
  • listening and note taking
  • giving complex presentations
  • researching pathways and developing a learning plan.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)
Program code: C4399
National curriculum code: 22492VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)
City Campus
1 semester
C4399
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 semester
Plan code
C4399
CRICOS

Career

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

The majority of our past graduates were offered places at TAFE or university.

The Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) is nationally accredited in the Foundation Skills category of the Victorian Government.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

You must:

  • be 16 years and over
  • have literacy skills to level 3 (exit) of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

You must attend an interview to demonstrate that you fulfill the literacy requirements. You will receive an email with interview details after you have submitted your application. Interviews will be conducted progressively throughout the intake period.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) (check calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

You may also be considered if you have work experience in this field.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
  • C1 Advanced: minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this program, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or a vocational education (TAFE) program, subject to each program’s entry requirements. 

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$600.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$3,000* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$7,250* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.