DurationFull-time 6 months, Other
Next intakeNot applicable
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.
You will learn through observing lectures, holding interviews, giving oral presentations, and participating in group projects. These will be conducted primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
There are no examinations as work is assessed regularly in class.
16 weeks full-time
The Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) is offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year.
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.
Choose a program structure
Choose a program structure
Program code: C4399
National curriculum code: 22492VIC
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.
- be 16 years and over
- have literacy and numeracy skills to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9925 4488 to arrange an interview
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.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$450* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$2,250* per annum
- 2020 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.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- 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 criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, 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 2020 is $308.
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.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.