Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged between 15 and 26 and want to be able to write and speak English but have had disrupted, incomplete or no previous education, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (YAMEC) is a safe and ideal learning program for you.
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.
An individually tailored program for every student
Melbourne Polytechnic has a unique English program with specialised teachers whose expertise is in working with youth. The course offers flexible learning and flexible teachers to respond to the needs of individual students.
With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English – Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC), you will learn Beginner English skills to communicate essential information required for daily activities.
Industry connections and resources
Further develop your abilities in speaking and writing English so you can move on to work or study. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student you will have access to our libraries, independent learning services including computer and language labs, as well as to vocational counselling, sport and recreation facilities.
Our passionate, experienced teachers are there to help you learn. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Student Pathways Advisors (SPAs), unique to YAMEC will work with you one-on-one to help reach your education goals and to advise you on future pathways. You will also have your own learning program to meet your needs.
With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (YAMEC), you will have the opportunity to improve your English for work and study in Australia.
Graduation from this course requires successful completion of 7 modules: 2 compulsory modules plus 5 elective modules.
6 months – 12 months depending on progress of the 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
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsApplicants must be permanent residents of Australia and have registered with AMEP within three months of arrival in Australia, or within three months of receiving permanent resident status.
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 studyOnce you achieve the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English you are able to move on to the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English to continue your English language and study skills training
Career PathwaysFurther study will assist towards your goals 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.
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|SWELRN001A||PRELIMINARY LEARNING STRATEGIES||50|
|SWELTR003A||RECOGNISING AND WRITING LETTERS||75|
|SWENUM004A||RECOGNISING AND WRITING NUMBERS||75|
|SWEPRN008A||GIVING PERSONAL INFORMATION||75|
|SWESYM005A||RECOGNISING COMMON VISUAL SYMBOLS AND SIGNS||75|
|SWETIM007A||UNDERSTANDING TIME AND MONEY||75|
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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.