Courses

Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

22254VIC

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.

Course outcomes

The combination of the Certificate III in EAL (Employment) with the job-focused course you choose will increase your skills and job options.

Assessment

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.

Local Students

Code

22254VIC

Campuses

Epping, Greensborough, Preston

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: available
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

Fees

Eligible:$650
Ineligible:$3100
Concession:$130

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Observation, Written task, Oral task, Group work

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

Each student is assessed by interview to determine the most appropriate class to enrol into.

Pathways to further study

Pathway options into a range of courses exist following successful completion of a dual qualification

Career Pathways

After 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

Enrolment Intake

  • January
  • February
  • April
  • July

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
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