Our Certificate IV in EAL (Access) is for new migrants or people from culturally diverse backgrounds, who have upper-intermediate English language skills, and wish to improve their English in a vocational context.

In this course, you will gain vocational English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, choosing from the streams of hospitality, community services, beauty, retail, business, IT or trades. 

Upon completion of your EAL Access course, you should be able to move seamlessly into further studies in your chosen stream. Studying English at this level will also improve your chances of finding meaningful work.




National Code 22487VIC
Study Areas Australian Residents
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months 
PT: flexible options available

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $675.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $135.00
Full Tuition Fee $3,720.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $108.75
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

January 29, April 23, July 15 and October 7

Full time: 6 months (Wednesday, Thirsday and Friday 9am - 3pm)

Part time: flexible options available

Box Hill

During the enrolment process, your level of English will be determined to ensure you are enrolled in the correct EAL course

This is an English course that focuses on vocational language skills, to help you transition seamlessly into further education in your chosen stream.

Upon completion of the Certificate IV in EAL (Access), you may also wish to further develop your employment skills through studying the Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional). 

Students interested in a career in Health, may also consider the Certificate IV in EAL (Professional – OET Preparation): this is an English course taught in a health context.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

This qualification is made up of 8 subjects.  The proposed timetable for 2019 is as follows:

Term 1 2019 – (28 January – 5 April)

Wednesday

VU22619 – ANALYSE AND PARTICIPATE IN COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS

9.00 – 3.00

Thursday

VU22621 – READ AND WRITE COMPLEX COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS

9.00 – 3.00

Friday

VU22411 – RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO

9.00 – 10.00

BSBWHS201 – CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS

10.30 – 12.00

BSBDIV301 – WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH DIVERSITY 

12.45 – 3.00

Term 2 2019 – (22 April – 28 June)

Wednesday

VU22620 – GIVE AND RESPOND TO A WIDE RANGE OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

9.00 – 3.00

Thursday

VU22622 – READ AND WRITE COMPLEX INSTRUCTIONS AND ADVISORY TEXTS

9.00 – 3.00

Friday

VU22411 – RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO

9.00 – 10.00

VU22627 – RESEARCH CURRENT ISSUES

10.00 – 3.00

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:59pm