Certificate IV in ESL (Employment / Professional) - Health Professionals
It prepares you for sitting the Occupational English Test (OET) – a requirement for any health professional who seeks to practise in Australia. This is the first part of the re-qualification process.
This course is also offered as a 10 week fast track program in the City CBD campus only, with a mix of face-to-face and online delivery available.
Program Commencement Dates
* April & October start dates apply only for city campus courses.
- Health professional
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
- English language skills at a minimum of Level 2+ on the International Second Language Proficiency Rating Scale (ISLPR), and Level 3 on the National Reporting System (NRS).
- It is preferred that applicants hold an overseas qualification that is Australian equivalency recognised, or be in the
- process of gaining recognition prior to commencing the course. They will also be required to undertake an English language proficiency test.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Pathways and Further Study Opportunities
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Directly to Holmesglen
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:
- Part time student
- Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
- Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.
Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.
For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.
Qualification & Recognition
Upon successful completion of this course, you are eligible to receive the Certificate IV in ESL (Professional).