DurationFull-time 6 months, Other, Part-time may be available
Next intakeNot applicable
Learn the English skills you need to take part in further study at RMIT or other Australian institutions with our English as a second language (EAL) courses.
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 III 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.
You will learn through a blended delivery model, combining a hands on approach including classroom activities, oral presentations, group projects with some online delivery.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Assessment will take place throughout the program.
17 weeks full-time
The Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) is offered in semester 1 and 2 of each year.
Before you start this program, you will attend an interview and 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 560 hours over the 18 weeks of this program.
You'll complete core and elective courses. Core courses include:
- introduction to oral presentations
- taking notes
- introduction to texts for research purposes
- language learning skills
- analysing texts
- discussion in a further study context.
Elective courses include:
- Investigating Issues in the Australian Environment
- Producing text documents.
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Program code: C3403
National curriculum code: 22491VIC
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.
Our past graduates often further strengthen their skills with the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) before continuing on to study TAFE or University programs.
- be 16 years and over
- have literacy skills to level 2 (exit) of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
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 Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
This program provides a pathway to Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study).
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 TAFE program, subject to each program’s entry requirements.
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.
- 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$550.00* per annum
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$2,750* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$6,500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- 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
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).
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.