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.

Rod Begbie

portrait of Rod Begbie

Rod teaches English for our ELICOS courses at Melbourne Polytechnic. He has taught English for over 15 years, as part of a career including Australia, China and South and Central America. He has experience teaching General English, English for Academic Purposes, and a number of different Exam Preparation Courses.    

This range of experience, combined with his background as a drama teacher and musician, allows Rod to bring a high level of competence and creativity to his lesson preparation and classroom teaching.  

In his spare time, you might find Rod playing gigs around Melbourne and Sydney.  

English Courses at MP

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.
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 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.
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 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.