Our Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL) teaches basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds. It focuses on language speaking, reading, writing, listening skills, numeracy and learning.
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. Students can start the course at any time and take advantage of its flexible entry and exit points.
Learn essential English skills and watch your quality of life in Australia skyrocket
The Certificate I in EAL (Access) will improve your language skills in Australia and teach you a little about Australian culture.
You will meet with our teachers, who will assess your abilities and design a program that suits your needs. We aim to make it easier to deal with government departments, banking, shopping, and medical services.
You will develop communication skills using short, basic spoken instructions and information and basic computing skills, including the use of the internet and email.
Melbourne Polytechnic students have access to libraries and independent learning services, in addition to personal attention and passionate tuition from experienced teachers.
For further information on the Certificate I in EAL (Access), please contact and Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
Course is six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress
Please contact the Foundation Studies Department directly if you would to study part-time
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
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning
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
Entrance RequirementsYou must be a permanent resident of Australia. Victorian Training Guarantee places are available for eligible learners. You will be interviewed before placement into the program.
Pathways to further studyYou can pathway into further language study, in the Certificate II in EAL (Access) or Certificate II in EAL (Employment)
Career PathwaysThis is the beginning of further study and a smoother life in Australia
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.
|VU20940||RECOGNISE AND USE BASIC MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS AND PROCESSES||20|
|VU21044||USE RECIPES TO PREPARE FOOD||10|
|VU21446||USE BASIC DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGE AND SKILLS||50|
|VU21447||READ AND WRITE SHORT, SIMPLE DESCRIPTIVE AND NARRATIVE TEXTS||80|
|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|
|VU21454||PLAN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SUPPORT||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.