Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) is designed to teach basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
We offer English as an Additional Language courses using Victoria Government funding, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) funding or Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) funding. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
Each student receives an individually tailored program and learning plan. Students will acquire the basic English skills necessary to communicate the information required for daily activities.
Students can start the course at any time and has flexible entry and exit points.
Learn basic English skills to communicate
The Course in EAL will improve students’ reading, writing and spoken English, and their understanding of Australia. The skills acquired will enable students to deal with government departments, banking, shopping, how to visit the doctor and access community services and groups.
Melbourne Polytechnic students can access our libraries and independent learning services, in additional to experienced teachers.
Pathways for learning English
Melbourne Polytechnic allows students to continue to improve their English by assessing skills and knowledge and offering a pathway to higher learning.
Note: units of study listed below are indicative only and may vary from those displayed according to the requirements of the course and student.
CampusesCOLLINGWOOD, EPPING, GREENSBOROUGH, PRESTON, BROADMEADOWS, PRAHRAN
Depending on the level students come into the course with, the Certificate I in EAL (Access) may take 6 – 12 months
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
Sat - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
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 pen and writing materials and we will provide you with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their 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 studyFollowing course completion, students may progress to the next level of EAL study. At the conclusion of Certificate III, student may apply for entry into a vocational course of study.
Career PathwaysIf you gon on to achieve a Certificate I, you can continue your English language and study skills training to assist towards a goal of work or mainstream study
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.
|VU21291||RECOGNISE NUMBERS AND MONEY IN SIMPLE, HIGHLY FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||25|
|VU21295||RECOGNISE AND LOCATE SIMPLE NUMERICAL INFORMATION IN SHORT, SIMPLE HIGHLY FAMILIAR TEXT||25|
|VU21430||DEVELOP A LANGUAGE LEARNING PLAN WITH SUPPORT||30|
|VU21431||USE BEGINNING LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES WITH SUPPORT||55|
|VU21432||COMMUNICATE BASIC PERSONAL DETAILS AND NEEDS||70|
|VU21433||GIVE AND RESPOND TO BASIC INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS||70|
|VU21434||READ AND WRITE SHORT BASIC MESSAGES AND FORMS||70|
|VU21435||READ AND WRITE SHORT, BASIC FACTUAL TEXTS||70|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.