Do you need to improve your English to find a job? This is the course for you. You will learn intermediate language skills while building skills in a range of job areas.
Complete two courses at the same time.
Get two qualifications. You can take this course while you study 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
This is a great way to improve your job skills and choices.
Industry connections and resources
Now is a great time to find a job in childcare and health services because the Australian Government is giving funding to many new programs.
Based on your skills and goals, our experienced teachers will create a learning program for you. You will use this to develop your English skills so you can communicate well at work.
You will also be able to use our libraries, computer labs and other services.
When you finish the two courses, you can go on to study a higher level course like 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.
The combination of the Certificate III in EAL (Employment) with the job-focused course you choose will increase your skills and job options.
Assessment is ongoing. It focuses on the learning process, the competency requirements of the EAL curriculum, and your performance when you do work experience. As part of the assessment, you will create a folio of work that you can show at job interviews.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Industry Placement, Simulation Laboratory, 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
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.
|VU21323||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|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.