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Certificate IV in Community Language Teaching


VIC22495 CERT IV INFO (Coming soon..)

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations RTO No. 22 602

Community Languages Australia offers a specific course for community languages teachers to help them gain a recognised qualification, skills and increase pathways into teaching.

Preference is given to those who have an overseas teaching degree or have undertaken a 30 hour LOTE methodology course and at least two years of teaching experience at a community language school.
All applicants must have at least an intermediate level of English or above.

This course will assist participants in developing the necessary skills to work effectively across a range of teaching, leadership activities and providing quality outcomes for CLS.

More information about the course will be announced soon. If you are interested in participating, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to


Accredited Course Details

The VIC22495 Certificate IV in Community Languages Teaching course consists of 10 core competency units and 5 electives, of which two need to be chosen.The course constitutes approximately 460 hours in total, which participants spent in workshops, assessments, and teaching placements.

Core units

  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • VU22651 - Develop language (macro) skills through language lesson planning
  • VU22658 - Plan and deliver community language teaching programs
  • VU22652 - Implement an intercultural teaching approach in the community languages classroom
  • VU22655 - Promote safety and ethical behaviour in the community languages setting
  • VU22657 - Adapt and create resources for community languages teaching
  • VU22659 - Design and develop assessment resources for community languages learning and reporting processes
  • VU22654 - Develop grammar, vocabulary skills and discourse forms in community languages programs
  • VU22656 - Analyse and apply active teaching strategies in the community languages classroom
  • VU22661 - Implement and review inclusive education practices for the community languages school

Elective Units

  • VU22660 Lead teams in a community languages school
  • VU22653 Integrate digital and media technologies in community languages teaching
  • CHCEDS004 Contribute to organisation and management of classroom or centre
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • CHCEDS007 Work effectively with students and colleagues



Who can enrol?

Any teaching and leadership staff at your language school can complete the expression of interest form to secure a place in this course. However, they must fulfill the following criteria:

  • over 18 years of age
  • have undertaken at least a 30 hour LOTE Methodology Course
  • have an intermediate level of English (this will be assessed before being accepted in the course)
  • can demonstrate current teaching practice at a community language school setting (120 hours of work placement).

Please note: All applicants will need to attend an information session and complete a language, literacy and numeracy test.

When will the course run?

The course is expected to run from September 2022 till March 2023 with sessions scheduled mainly on a Thursday evening from 5:30-9pm (weekly). There will be approximately three (3) Saturday sessions during this semester.

How much does the course cost?

Current fees are subsided and are $800 for Australian permanent residents/citizens. Full fees apply to people who do not meet this requirement.
Due to the current subsidised rate, further concessions are not applicable.
Materials and resources: $200.00

Who will teach the course?

The course will be managed and delivered by an expert team of educationalists drawing on expertise in a range of specialist areas.

Will there be an assessment?

Assessment of learning will be undertaken through activities such as lesson plans, development of a unit of work, responses to written questions, and presentations. Some of the tasks will require the participant to trial learning and assessment materials in a community languages school setting.

An observation of teaching visit is a key part of the assessment process.
All assessment tasks must be successfully completed to be able to qualify for the Certificate IV in Community Languages Teaching.

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Course participants may apply for RPL at the application stage. Applications will be assessed to check their eligibility for RPL. There are no additional fees for students applying for RPL.

Information about the RPL process will be available at the Information Session.

How can I find out more information about this important course?

Interested applicants will be invited to take a compulsory language, literacy and numeracy test that evening.
If you require further information about your teacher’s involvement or the course in general, please do not hesitate to email or ring 9349 2683.


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