22641VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access)

VU course code: 22641VIC | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face
Footscray Nicholson, Sunshine, Werribee


Develop your spoken and written English to find work or continue into higher study, with a Certificate IV in EAL (Access) 22641VIC from Victoria University.

This course is designed for people learning English as an additional language.

It will improve your English-language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to help you understand sophisticated conversations and complex text. You will finish the course ready for higher English-language education, practical or academic courses, or to apply for work.

In this English course, you will develop skills to:

  • participate in complex conversations
  • understand and give a wide range of spoken presentations and instructions
  • read and write complex information, instructions and stories
  • find information about the Australian government
  • research current issues and significant events in Australian history.

Note - Location availability will depend on student demand. Location preferences and availability are discussed with applicants during their Pre-training review interview.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22641VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access), a total of eight (8) units must be achieved, consisting of: 1 Core unit 1 Speaking and Listening Elective unit 1 Reading and Writing Elective unit 2 Language Skills Elective units that have not been previously completed from:

- this qualification

- Certificate III and/or IV qualifications in this EAL Framework. 3 General Electives which have been selected from:

- General Electives listed in this qualification

- General Electives listed in the Certificate III and/or IV qualifications in this EAL Framework

- units that are first packaged in AQF level 3, 4 or 5 qualifications in other accredited courses and/or endorsed training packages.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Studying English at Victoria University can help you begin studies and work towards the job you want.

This course will improve your English skills, learning skills, and your confidence. These skills will create more options for your career in the future.

Studying this English course will help you access further study in English, certificate IV, and diploma qualifications, or other training and work opportunities.

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