Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged 15 to 26 and can write and speak English but have had disrupted, incomplete or no previous education, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Spoken and Written English, Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC) is for you.
Get started in Australia with your own learning program
Develop your abilities in speaking, reading and writing English so you can move on to work or further study. With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (YAMEC), you will have the opportunity to learn pre-intermediate English skills to improve your communication and independent living.
Connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic is approved for Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), Fee for Service and Victorian Government funding at most campuses. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
Melbourne Polytechnic has specialised teacher expertise in working with youth and flexible courses and teachers to respond to the needs of individual students.
All Melbourne Polytechnic students have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA), unique to YAMEC courses. Your SPA will work with you one-on-one to help reach your education goals and to provide advice on future pathways. After an initial consultation, you will have your own tailored learning program to meet your needs.
With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (YAMEC), you will improve your English for work and study in Australia. Melbourne Polytechnic’s YAMEC staff will advise you on your options for further study and work in Australia.
As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can access our libraries and independent learning services, in addition to our dedicated teachers who are there to help you learn.
Successful completion of Certificate II in Spoken and Written English requires completion of seven modules, one compulsory module and six elective modules, which includes one spoken text elective and one written text elective module.
We will use various forms of assessment, including teacher observation, completion of written work, completion of written/verbal responses to texts, and participation in class/group activities.
Ongoing enrolments throughout the year.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - 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 RequirementsWe interview all applicants before placing you in the program.
MaterialsYou will need to bring your own pen and writing materials and we will provide you with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic
Pathways to further studyIf you achieve a Certificate II in Spoken and Written English you can move to the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English or ESL VCAL to continue your English language and study skills training. We advise you to complete an English and Study Skills Certificate IV before going on to mainstream study.
Career PathwaysYour improved English language skills can help you achieve your goal of work, further education or vocational training.
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.
|SWECAS202A||COMPREHENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN CASUAL CONVERSATIONS||80|
|SWEDIV216A||COMPREHENDING AND PERFORMING MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION WITH DECIMAL WHOLE NUMBERS||80|
|SWEEXC203A||COMPREHENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN TRANSACTIONAL EXCHANGES||80|
|SWEFOR208A||COMPREHENDING WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLETING FORMATTED TEXTS||80|
|SWEFRA217A||COMPREHENDING AND USING FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS||80|
|SWEINF204A||COMPREHENDING AND GIVING SPOKEN INFORMATION||80|
|SWEINS206A||COMPREHENDING AND GIVING SPOKEN INSTRUCTIONS||80|
|SWEINT207A||COMPREHENDING AND PARTICIPATING INTERVIEWS||80|
|SWEJOB214A||COMPREHENDING AND COMPOSING JOBSEEKER TEXTS||80|
|SWELRN201A||INTERMEDIATE LEARNING STRATEGIES||20|
|SWEMTN212A||COMPREHENDING AND COMPOSING INFORMATION REPORTS||80|
|SWENEW211A||COMPREHENDING NEWS AND INFORMATION TEXTS||80|
|SWEOPI213A||COMPREHENDING AND COMPOSING OPINION TEXTS||80|
|SWESTO209A||COMPREHENDING AND COMPOSING STORY TEXTS||80|
|SWETEL205A||COMPREHENDING AND PARTICIPATING TELEPHONE EXCHANGES||80|
|SWETXT210A||COMPREHENDING AND COMPOSING INFORMAL TEXTS||80|
|SWEVIS215A||COMPREHENDING VISUAL TEXTS||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.