Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Foundation Studies

The EAL Department delivers English language courses, through the Certificates in EAL (English as an Additional Language). Funding for students is available through the Adult Migrant and English Program (AMEP) and the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program, as well as Victorian Government subsidies.

A foundation for your future

Our EAL department will provide you with an individually-tailored program to work towards employment or further study.

Melbourne Polytechnic is an approved SEE and AMEP provider. All EAL courses are Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved for job seekers. You can start courses at any time and there are flexible entry and exit points.

Study close to home

The Foundation Studies Department is located in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs and taught at our Community location in the Broadmeadows area, Preston, Prahran, and Epping campuses.

Foundational Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Course in EAL 22637VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) 22637VIC teaches basic English to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Certificate II in EAL (Access) 22639VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
Can you speak some simple English, but need to work on your fluency? Improve your English with the Certificate II in EAL (Access) 22639VIC.
Certificate III in EAL (Access) 22640VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
Certificate III in EAL (Access) 22640VIC teaches intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Certificate III in EAL (Access) - Overseas-Qualified Professionals Stream - OQP Victoria 22640VIC
English as an Additional Language, Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
English as an Additional Language, Business Management and Accounting - Full Time - Preston
OQP Victoria is a course designed for skilled, qualified and experienced overseas professionals who require high level speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in English to gain professional employment in their field. Participants have specialised knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English language proficiency and understanding of the Australian labour market and work place culture to successfully gain access to employment.
Certificate I in EAL (Access) 22638VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
The Certificate I in EAL (Access) 22638VIC is for people who speak limited English. If you need to improve your English to prepare for study in Australia, this course is for you.