Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is individually tailored for you. This course is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds
Focus on your communication
This is a great time to find a job in childcare, because the Australian Government is currently giving funding support to the childcare industry.
This course teaches intermediate English language skills for adults from non-English speaking backgrounds, with a focus on language used in the child care sector.
You will learn:
- types of work involved in children’s services
- legal, social and ethical issues
- language and vocabulary involved
- academic skills required for the Early Childhood Education and Care course
- skills such as first aid, food safety and anaphylaxis training
Industry connections and resources
Our dedicated and experienced teachers will provide you with an individual learning program and plans to help you develop your English skills, so you can understand, and be understood, when working in Child Care.
All Melbourne Polytechnic students have access to our libraries and independent learning services, and our passionate experienced teachers are here to help you learn.
Melbourne Polytechnic helps students to continually improve their English by assessing skills and knowledge and offering a pathway to higher learning. The completion of this course also provides a pathway into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined Certificate III in EAL (Employment) English for Child Care stream and the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will increase your employment options.
Assessment is ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the EAL Framework, as well as workplace competency your work experience. As part of the assessment, you will develop a folio of work. An accredited assessor will assess training package modules.
Students can start the course at any time and it offers flexible entry and exit points.
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
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou will be interviewed before being placed in the program.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the modules of the EAL Framework, as well as competency in the workplace, during their work experience
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 studyOn completion of this course, you may wish to enrol in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, followed by the Bachelor of Education (Early Years)
Career PathwaysAfter you have completed the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you may work as a childcare assistant, family day carer, nanny, out-of-school hour assistant or recreation assistant
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.
|BSBITU201A||PRODUCE SIMPLE WORD PROCESSED DOCUMENTS||30|
|VU21323||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU21461||ACCESS THE INTERNET AND EMAIL TO DEVELOP LANGUAGE||50|
|VU21485||OBSERVE AND REPORT ON ACTIVITIES IN A WORKPLACE||50|
|VU21486||PREPARE TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE||50|
|VU21488||PARTICIPATE IN A RANGE OF STRAIGHTFORWARD INTERACTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT||80|
|VU21489||READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT||80|
|VU21490||ORGANISE AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRACTICAL PLACEMENT||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.