If you have a non-English speaking background, and would like to improve your English language skills then this course is for you. We can offer this as a dual qualification, so you can gain skills in early childhood education and care, health services assistance, education support, individual support and hairdressing.
This course will teach you intermediate English language skills and is designed for those from non-English speaking backgrounds.
You will learn about:
- The types of work involved in children’s services
- Legal, social and ethical issues
- Language and vocabulary involved
- Academic skills required for the Early Childhood Education and Care course
- Skills such as first aid, food safety and anaphylaxis training
Enrol in a dual qualification
This course can be taken as a dual qualification with the following courses:
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate III in Individual Support
- Certificate III in Hairdressing
- Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
- Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Dual qualifications are a great way to gain further skills and increase your employment options so apply today.
Industry connections and resources
This is a great time to find a job in childcare, health services and other fields of industry because the Australian Government is currently giving funding support to numerous programs.
Our dedicated and experienced teachers will provide you with an individual learning program and plans to help you develop your English skills, so you can understand, and be understood on the job.
You’ll also have access to our libraries and independent learning services. Our passionate experienced teachers are here to help you learn.
We help our students to continually improve their English by assessing skills and knowledge and offering a pathway to higher learning. The completion of one of the dual qualifications provides a pathway into further study options such as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or Certificate IV in Community Services.
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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined Certificate III in EAL (Employment) and your chosen Vocational course will increase your employment options.
Assessment is ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the EAL Framework, as well as workplace competency your work experience. As part of the assessment, you will develop a folio of work. An accredited assessor will assess training package modules.
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, GREENSBOROUGH, PRESTON
Depending on the vocational course chosen with the Certificate III in EAL (Employment) the dual qualification may take 6 – 12 months
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 DeliveryIndustry Placement, Simulation Laboratory, Classroom
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 studyPathway options into a range of courses exist following successful completion of a dual qualification
Career PathwaysAfter you have completed the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you may work as a childcare assistant, family day carer, nanny, out-of-school hour assistant or recreation assistant
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.
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|VU21486||PREPARE TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE||50|
|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.