About the course

About the course

The Certificate IV in EAL (Access) course will be delivered Remotely and include:

  • live video lessons for speaking and listening practice using Box Hill Institute's 'Student Web' learning platform as well as Remote video conferencing software. 
  • integrated, self-paced learning and assessment
  • live and pre-recorded webinars
  • pre-recorded narrated presentations


Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

3 August 2020

Full time: 20 weeks (3 days per week)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

The EAL programs aims to provide an avenue for additional language English speakers to continue their immersion in the English language. At the end of these programs, students may pursue further English language studies or careers in a range of industries.  


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Entry Requirements

For entry into this course, it is preferred that students have completed the 22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access) or come with more developed levels of English aquired through prior studies or living and working in an English-speaking environment.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


There are a few steps to your online application and enrolment.

We encourage you to complete these steps without assistance but if you do need some help, our customer service team are available to meet with you via Remote video to complete all the steps.  

Step 1. Click Enquire Now, complete the online form with your personal details and click submit. 

Step 2. You will receive an email from Box Hill Institute Customer Service Team. This email contains your Application Pack.

Step 3: Retrieve or create your USI number (Unique Student Identifier) as you will need this when you start to complete your application.

Step 4: Scan or take a clear photo of your Proof of Citizenship/Age/Concession status.

  • You are required to submit valid proof of citizenship and proof of ID.
  • Ensure the image is clear and legible.
  • This can include your passport, driver's license, medicare card and concession/pension/healthcare card

Step 5. Complete your pre-enrolment application

  • The email address you provide to register needs to be your own email address and not a shared one. All communications will be sent to the email address you provide.
  • If you already have a Student ID as you have previously studied with us, you will be required to reset your password using the link provided in the application pack email before you apply.
  • Enter your USI number.
  • Upload the scanned copy or photo of your ID.

Step 6. Download the Pre Training Review (PTR) and Learning Styles Quiz (LSQ) documents from the email and save onto your computer. Complete the forms, save again and upload into your application. 

Step 7. Submit your application. Once all sections have been filled out and all documents have been attached, please click Submit

Step 8. Complete the Core Skills Diagnostic Profile (CSDP)

  • Complete in one sitting and allow 1 ½ hours to complete.
  • To be done alone with no assistance.
  • The results of this profile will help us determine which level of EAL is best for you and what assistance with literacy we can provide to you during your studies with us.

Step 9. Book a time for final interview (to complete the pre-training review).

Step 10. Receive Offer Letter.

Step 11. Phone and pay.

Step 12. Receive Welcome Letter with orientation details, class details and key contacts.

***Special note: Have you recently finished your 510 hours of English Language Study with Box Hill Institute's Australian English Migrant Program (AMEP)?

If yes, you are eligible for a $240 fee reduction comprising of the Core Support Fee ($80) and Service Fee ($160).

To claim this, you MUST advise us that you are a former Box Hill Institute AMEP student (and present your student number) during your application and BEFORE you pay for your EAL course. 

Pathways & Accreditation

Once you successfully complete AMEP and/or Certificate III in EAL (Access), you may wish to do further studies in the Certificate IV in EAL (Access). 

Alternatively, you could study other courses in your chosen vocational stream. 

Most Box Hill Institute EAL students progress into vocational courses in health, community services, trades, hospitality, business and beauty. 

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$112$560$3,010
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$109$109$109
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$461$909$3,359
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$461$909$3,359

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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