Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults like you, who come from non-English speaking backgrounds
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.
Consolidate your English skills
This course will develop your communication skills using simple conversations in a range of contexts: problem solving, written letters, personal texts and simple verbal directions and information.
Combined with electives, you will develop relevant skills and knowledge for simple everyday communication and community participation. This course builds on the Certificate II EAL Access by furthering your language training or vocational training to support employability skills and employment.
Tailored learning program
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. Melbourne Polytechnic students have access to our libraries and independent learning services in addition to experienced teachers.
You will have a chance to hear guest speakers, and possibly participate in excursions to relevant destinations in the context of the modules delivered.
*note: course is six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress
Two to three years. Course duration may vary depending on the progress of the student. Please contact the department directly to enrol part-time
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - 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
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou 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 Certificate IV English and study skills certificates for further language training or vocational training with the support of language development and relevant knowledge to support employability skills.
Career PathwaysYou will be able to further your studies and increase your employability.
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.
|VU21323||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU21343||UNDERTAKE A SIMPLE INVESTIGATION OF HEALTH AND WELL BEING||20|
|VU21456||PARTICIPATE IN SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS||80|
|VU21459||READ AND WRITE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL TEXTS||80|
|VU21461||ACCESS THE INTERNET AND EMAIL TO DEVELOP LANGUAGE||50|
|VU21465||ENGAGE IN CASUAL CONVERSATIONS AND STRAIGHTFORWARD TRANSACTIONS||80|
|VU21467||READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.