Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL) teaches basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds. It focuses on language speaking, reading, writing, listening skills, numeracy and learning
Melbourne Polytechnic is an approved Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) provider. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers. Students can start the course at any time and take advantage of its flexible entry and exit points.
Learn essential English skills and watch your quality of life in Australia skyrocket
The Certificate I in EAL (Access) will improve your language skills in Australia and teach you a little about Australian culture.
You will meet with our teachers, who will assess your abilities and design a program that suits your needs. We aim to make it easier to deal with government departments, banking, shopping, and medical services.
You will develop communication skills using short, basic spoken instructions and information and basic computing skills, including the use of the internet and email.
Melbourne Polytechnic students have access to libraries and independent learning services, in addition to personal attention and passionate tuition from experienced teachers.
Course is six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress
2-3 years. Please contact the Foundation Studies Department directly if you would to study part-time
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou must be a permanent resident of Australia. Victorian Training Guarantee places are available for eligible learners. You will be interviewed before placement into the program.
Assessment MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning
MaterialsYou will need to bring your own pens and writing materials and will be provided with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with individual learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic
Pathways to further studyYou can pathway into further language study, in the Certificate II in EAL (Access) (for example), or vocational training that includes English language support for employment
Career PathwaysThis is the beginning of further study and a smoother life in Australia
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|VU20939||RECOGNISE AND INTERPRET SAFETY SIGNS AND SYMBOLS||10|
|VU20940||RECOGNISE AND USE BASIC MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS AND PROCESSES||20|
|VU21445||LOCATE HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATION||50|
|VU21448||READ AND WRITE SHORT, SIMPLE INFORMATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL TEXTS||80|
|VU21450||GIVE AND RESPOND TO SHORT, SIMPLE VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION||80|
|VU21451||PARTICIPATE IN SHORT SIMPLE EXCHANGES||80|
|VU21454||PLAN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SUPPORT||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.