Certificate IV in EAL - Further Study

Melbourne Polytechnic

This course enables the consolidation of advanced level English speaking, listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English to access further study pathways including into higher education. The aim of qualification is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level together with knowledge of the Australian education system. It is designed for participants who need to develop English language skills to participate in a further study context in complex interactions and to critically analyse and produce complex texts relevant to further study.

Course Fee:

Australian: $3,000

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


9 units: 8 core; 1 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio; Give complex presentations for further study; Analyse and participate in complex spoken discourse for further study; Take notes from complex aural texts for further study; Read and write complex texts for research purposes; Read and write complex texts for further study; Use critical reading and writing skills for further study; Use language analysis skills to review own texts. Electives: Search library and information databases; Apply essential further study skills; Set study goals and plan education pathway; Participate in online collaborative learning; Participate in collaborative learning; Design and produce text documents; plus more.

Further information:

Approximate ISLPR outcome is 3/3+. Approximate ACSF level is 4. This is the equivalent of IELTS 5.5- 6.5.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00724G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Epping No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Epping No info Yes Part time 1 year

Melbourne Polytechnic - A place to thrive  

Melbourne Polytechnic is Australia’s first true polytechnic, with over 100 years of history. We deliver over 300 industry-relevant and nationally accredited programs that give you the best of both worlds – theoretical learning combined with hands-on experience. We offer certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, and bachelor and masters degrees, in a vast range of study areas. Our six campuses in Melbourne are easily accessible via public transport – you’ll find us in Preston, Greensborough, Epping, Heidelberg, Fairfield, Prahran and Collingwood. Our Greensborough Campus has been recently renovated with state-of-the-art training facilities and simulation suites for our health and community courses. 

What sets us apart? To succeed in today’s evolving workplace, you need a quality qualification, transferable skills, experience and the right mindset. We deliver courses that include work placements, industry connections, simulations of real work environments, overseas study opportunities and industry-experienced teachers. Our smaller class sizes mean you’ll get more individual teaching time. Our teachers care about your learning – many are experts in their fields so you’ll have a wealth of information at your fingertips.   

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We’re here to help you achieve your best and we understand that your circumstances can change. If you face barriers to study, we can offer you personalised pathways, flexible study options and learning support. Our mission is to provide you with the opportunity to recognise your potential through quality education. We hope to enrich our wider society by nurturing each individual’s natural talents and strengths. 

We are proud that our students reflect different opinions, ethnicities, abilities, ages and social backgrounds – we value the new perspectives you bring to our institute. We welcome asylum seekers, recent migrants and international students to feel at home on our safe and friendly campuses, and have a range of specially designed courses if English is your second language. Did you know that you can sit your IELTS or Pearson English Test on our campuses too?

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