Our Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) (Specialising in OET Preparation) course provides language training for overseas qualified health professionals to help you obtain the standard of English required for employment in Australia. The course is also suitable for migrants looking at further studies in the health sector.

As highlighted in SkillsOne, the community services and healthcare sector is Australia’s largest employer, with 11.4% of the workforce. To gain registration to work in Australia, overseas trained Health professionals must pass an English test: the Occupational English Test for Health Professionals (OET) is one of Australia’s most highly esteemed English tests.  During this course, you will be taught strategies and tips for dealing with the OET.  




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 City, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $675.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $137.00
Full Tuition Fee $3,762.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $110.00
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

February, April, July and October

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

City, Box Hill

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

Students who complete this course, may wish to undertake further studies in the health sector, such as in nursing or individual support.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

After completing this course, you may wish to sit an Occupational English Test for Health Professionals at a registered testing centre. If successful, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities in Australia related to your qualifications. Some career outcomes include:

  • nurse
  • pharmacist
  • radiologist
  • dentist

Completion of 8 units (including 2 core units, 2 specialisation units and 4 elective units). 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Weeks 1-8

VU22635 – PRESENT AND LISTEN TO COMPLEX ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN AN EMPLOYMENT OR PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT

9:00 – 3:00

VU22639 – CRITICALLY READ, WRITE AND EDIT COMPLEX DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS IN A PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT

9:00 – 3:00 

VU22619 – ANALYSE AND PARTICIPATE IN COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS

9:00 – 3:00 

VU22638 – CRITICALLY READ & WRITE FORMAL LETTERS & COMPLEX PROSE TEXTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

9:00 – 3:00

VU22402 – UNDERTAKE A SIMPLE INVESTIGATION OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING and VU22627 – RESEARCH CURRENT ISSUES

9.00 – 12.30 

BSBDIV301 – WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH DIVERSITY 

1.00 – 3.30

Weeks 9-10

BSBWHS201 – CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS 

9:00 – 3:30 

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:55pm