Our Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) is for professionals born in a country other than Australia. You will learn how to explore the local job market and transfer your experience and skills to the workplace. 

This course will help you enhance your listening, oral and written communication skills and learn essential job seeking skills. You’ll take part in an industry placement and have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively in an Australian workplace.

The course is 9 to 10 weeks of class, followed by a 2 to 6 week work placement in the relevant professional field (subject to availability). Potentially, this course will provide you with excellent employment outcomes across a wide range of professions.

The course covers all aspects of preparation for employment including:

  • writing resumes and cover letters
  • addressing key selection criteria for job applications
  • understanding job advertisements
  • learning interview techniques and practice
  • developing communication skills
  • understanding Australian workplace culture
  • networking and cold calling
  • developing oral presentation skills
  • participating in a practical work placement
  • receiving ongoing support

National Code 22490VIC
Study Areas Australian Residents
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 10 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $690.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $138.00
Full Tuition Fee $3,805.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $111.25
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 (week of 28 Jan), April, July and October

Full time: 10 weeks (Monday - Friday, generally between 9am-3pm)

This course is not offered part time. 

Box Hill

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

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry into a variety of vocational education courses.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

The course may provide you with employment opportunities in your professional area of expertise.

You will complete:

  • 2 core units
  • 2 specialisation units from either the employment or the professional specialisation
  • 4 elective units
Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:55pm