Courses

Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Foundation Studies Department - SEE

Our Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults like you, who come from non-English speaking backgrounds.

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Government support

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.

Consolidate your English skills

This course will develop your communication skills using simple conversations in a range of contexts, such as problem solving, written letters, personal texts and simple verbal directions and information.

Combined with electives, you will develop relevant skills and knowledge for simple everyday communication and community participation. This course builds on the Certificate II in EAL (Access) by furthering your language training or vocational training to support employability skills and employment.

Tailored learning program

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.

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have access to our libraries and independent learning services in addition to experienced teachers.

Industry connections

You will have a chance to hear guest speakers, and possibly participate in excursions to relevant destinations in the context of the modules delivered.

Contact

For further information on the Certificate III in EAL (Access), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22253VIC

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
*note: course is six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress

Part-time: 12 months
Course duration may vary depending on your progress. Please contact the department directly to enrol part-time

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

There are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning

Materials

You 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 Requirements

You will be interviewed before placement into the program

Pathways to further study

You can pathway into further language study, in the Certificate III in EAL (Employment), Certificate III in EAL (Further Study), or Certificate IV EAL

Career Pathways

You will be able to further your studies and increase your employability

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
VU21061 RESPOND TO AN ADVERTISED JOB 20
VU21323 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU21465 ENGAGE IN CASUAL CONVERSATIONS AND STRAIGHTFORWARD TRANSACTIONS 80
VU21467 READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONAL TEXTS 80
VU21469 READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD DESCRIPTIVE AND NARRATIVE TEXTS 80
VU21488 PARTICIPATE IN A RANGE OF STRAIGHTFORWARD INTERACTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT 80
VU21489 READ AND WRITE STRAIGHTFORWARD TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT 80
VU21490 ORGANISE AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRACTICAL PLACEMENT 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.