Improve your English while you learn a new skill. Our Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (Employment) will give you the English skills you prepare to work in hospitality, painting and decorating, or bricklaying.
Improve your English and learn a new skill
If you are from a non-English speaking background and you want to learn some practical skills, this course is for you.
This course will improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking English skills. You will learn about the language used in your area of work by doing activities industry-focused language tasks. You will also spend a number of hours each week doing practical work.
You will work with friendly and approachable teachers who can help you during the course.
As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have access to libraries, computer labs, and other student services.
When you finish this course, you can move on to the next level of your vocational course, or you can find employment in the industry.
We offer English as an Additional Language courses using Victoria Government funding, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) funding or Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) funding. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
Ongoing assessment. This course does not have exams.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
CampusesEpping, Heidelberg, Preston
Depending on the level students come into the course with, the Certificate II in EAL (Employment) may take 6 – 12 months depending on the vocational course selected
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Practical Work, Classroom
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, Practical demonstration
MaterialsStudents are required to provide their own pen and writing materials and they will be provided with worksheets during class. Students also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic. Course participants are also expected to purchase a uniform and have a basic equipment kit.
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 PathwaysIf you complete the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, you are well suited to finding work in the hospitality industry. Employment opportunities in the hospitality industry are excellent. Successful completion may lead to employment as a Cook Grade 2 in a variety of outlets that may include hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, motels, restaurants, bistros, reception centres and resorts
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.
|VU21055||DEVELOP JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS||20|
|VU21297||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO WITH GUIDANCE||20|
|VU21354||IMPLEMENT AND REVIEW A PROJECT||30|
|VU21468||READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD INFORMATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL TEXTS||80|
|VU21483||PARTICIPATE IN SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT||80|
|VU21485||OBSERVE AND REPORT ON ACTIVITIES IN A WORKPLACE||50|
|VU21486||PREPARE TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.