The Certificate I in EAL (Access) 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.
Improve your English
In this course, we teach you the basics of English. You learn how to give and receive instructions and talk about a different topics. You learn how to send emails and how to use the internet. This course also teaches you about Australian culture.
At the end of this course, it will be easier for you to study in English. It will also be easier to speak English with government departments, banks, shops, and doctors.
Work with friendly and helpful teachers
When you start the course, our experienced teachers will talk with you about your skills, needs, and goals. They will make a personal learning plan for you.
You can start this course at any time.
As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs, and other student services.
Get ready for study
When you finish this course, you can move into the Certificate II in EAL to continue to improve your English.
How will I learn?
In this course, you will learn through ongoing assessment. This course does not have exams.
Can I get support to study this course?
Yes. Our English as an Additional Language courses use Victorian Government funding, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) funding, or Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) funding. Students in this course can receive financial support through Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink for jobseekers.
Note: Units of Study listed below are only an example. The units you study may be different depending on your personal learning plan.
CampusesCollingwood, Epping, Greensborough, Preston, Broadmeadows, Prahran
Depending on the level students come into the course with, the Certificate I in EAL (Access) may take 6 – 12 months
Please contact the Foundation Studies Department directly if you would to study part-time
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM
Sat - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsObservation, Written task, Oral task, Group work
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 RequirementsEach student is assessed by interview to determine the most appropriate class to enrol into.
Pathways to further studyFollowing course completion, students may progress to the next level of EAL study. At the conclusion of Certificate III, student may apply for entry into a vocational course of study.
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.
|VU22590||PLAN LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH SUPPORT||30|
|VU22591||PARTICIPATE IN SHORT SIMPLE EXCHANGES||80|
|VU22592||GIVE AND RESPOND TO SHORT, SIMPLE SPOKEN INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION||80|
|VU22593||READ AND WRITE SHORT SIMPLE MESSAGES AND FORMS||80|
|VU22595||READ AND WRITE SHORT, SIMPLE DESCRIPTIVE AND NARRATIVE TEXTS||80|
|VU22596||USE BASIC DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGE AND SKILLS||50|
|VU22599||IDENTIFY SETTLEMENT OPTIONS||50|
|VU22600||IDENTIFY AND ACCESS BASIC LEGAL INFORMATION||50|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.