Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) - 22491VIC

VOCATIONAL

Improve your English and develop the language skills you need to study at TAFE or universities in Australia with a Certificate III in EAL at RMIT.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Other
Part-time may be available
Fees:

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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

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

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

Support beyond the classroom

Students access 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.

Gain essential skills

Upon completion, graduates will be prepared with the essential academic skills needed in essay and report writing, presentations, group work, research and organisation.

Get job-ready sooner

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

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 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 student portal.

Assessment will take place throughout the program.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

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 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.

Course structure

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

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
Program code: C3403
National curriculum code: 22491VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
City Campus
1 Semester
C3403
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 Semester
Plan code
C3403
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.

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.

The Certificate III 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 2 (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 an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50% (see 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.

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

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.

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.

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$7,000* 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.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.