Melbourne Polytechnic's Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) is designed to teach basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
An individually tailored program for every student
We offer English as an Additional Language courses using Victorian Government funding. Melbourne Polytechnic is also 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.
Each student receives an individually tailored program and learning plan. Students will acquire the basic English skills necessary to communicate the information required for daily activities.
Students can start the course at any time and has flexible entry and exit points.
Learn basic English skills to communicate
The Course in EAL will improve students’ reading, writing and spoken English and their understanding of Australia. The skills acquired will enable students to deal with government departments, banking, shopping, how to visit the doctor and access community services and groups.
Melbourne Polytechnic students can access our libraries and independent learning services, in addition to experienced teachers.
Pathways for learning English
Melbourne Polytechnic allows students to continue to improve their English by assessing skills and knowledge and offering a pathway to higher learning.
After an initial meeting, we will tailor the most suitable course and pathway for each individual student.
Note: Units of Study listed below are indicative only and may vary from those displayed according to the requirements of the course and student.
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
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsAll applicants are interviewed before placement in the program.
Assessment MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the modules of the EAL Framework and the Certificates in Spoken and Written English
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 studyYou are advised to continue your English language study with the Certificate I in EAL (Access)
Career PathwaysStudents who achieve a Certificate I are able to continue their English language and study skills training to assist them towards their goal of work or mainstream study
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.
|VU21291||RECOGNISE NUMBERS AND MONEY IN SIMPLE, HIGHLY FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||25|
|VU21293||RECOGNISE MEASUREMENTS IN SIMPLE, HIGHLY FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||25|
|VU21430||DEVELOP A LANGUAGE LEARNING PLAN WITH SUPPORT||30|
|VU21434||READ AND WRITE SHORT BASIC MESSAGES AND FORMS||70|
|VU21448||READ AND WRITE SHORT, SIMPLE INFORMATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL TEXTS||80|
|VU21449||READ AND WRITE SHORT SIMPLE MESSAGES AND FORMS||80|
|VU21450||GIVE AND RESPOND TO SHORT, SIMPLE VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.