Are you an overseas-qualified professional? Would you like to work in Australia? Enrol with us and you’ll have the opportunity for an industry placement.
Enhance your professional career in Australia with OQP Victoria offered by the Bridging and Preparatory Studies Department at Melbourne Polytechnic.
If you are an adult with overseas qualifications and work experience, possess work rights in Australia and have intermediate to advanced English skills, then OQP Victoria can be the right course to further develop your communication skills for employment purposes and become job-ready.
OQP Victoria comprises three select units from the AQF-accredited Certificate in EAL (Employment / Professional). In addition, Melbourne Polytechnic will assist you with a placement for up to 12 weeks within 12 months of commencing the program, which can help you gain employment in the profession for which you are qualified.
The program covers:
- CV (resume) development
- Analysis of position description and key selection criteria (KSC)
- Job interview and workplace communication skills practice
- Workshops on the local labour market and Australian workplace practices
- Introduction to Australian management concepts
Other services include:
- Professional mentoring
- Assessment of your work readiness
- Identification of barriers to employment
- Individual employment pathway plan
- Support for industry-placement in metropolitan or regional Victoria
Industry connections and resources
We can support your work placement with our links to over 500 businesses including local council and government departments, financial institutions, as well as and engineering and telecommunication companies.
All students are eligible provided they have completed prescribed course tasks and submitted their CV.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
10 weeks - 150 hours
flexible delivery, plus 6 to 12 week industry placement
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - 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 DeliveryFlexible, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Assessment MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the modules of the EAL Framework. As part of their assessment, students develop a folio of work.
MaterialsYou are required to provide your own pen and writing materials. You are provided with worksheets during class, and will have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with your learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Entrance RequirementsYou will be interviewed before placement in the program.
To be eligible, you must have:
- residency visa in Australia
- a professional level of English language skills
- information technology competency relevant to your qualification (where appropriate)
- an overseas professional or trade qualification
Pathways to further studyThis program will lead to completion of 3 units of the Certificate IV in EAL (Employment /Professional) which can provide a pathway into completion of a full 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL
Career PathwaysGraduates may enter the Australian workforce as a qualified professional in their relevant fields.
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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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.