Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) teaches basic English to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Our experienced teachers will assess your needs and make a learning plan for you. You will develop the basic English skills you need for everyday activities.
Students can start the course at any time. It has flexible entry and exit points.
Learn basic English skills to communicate
This will improve your reading, writing, and spoken English. You will also learn more about life in Australia. At the end of the course, you will be able to communicate while shopping, banking and dealing with government departments and doctors.
As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs and sport facilities.
Pathways for learning English
Melbourne Polytechnic helps you to continue to improve your English through assessments and pathways to higher learning.
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.
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
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
Sat - AM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
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 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 go 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.
|VU22352||RECOGNISE NUMBERS AND MONEY IN SIMPLE, HIGHLY FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||25|
|VU22355||RECOGNISE SHAPE AND DESIGN IN SIMPLE, HIGHLY FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||25|
|VU22356||RECOGNISE AND LOCATE SIMPLE NUMERICAL INFORMATION IN SHORT, SIMPLE HIGHLY FAMILIAR TEXTS||25|
|VU22584||DEVELOP LANGUAGE LEARNING OBJECTIVES WITH SUPPORT||30|
|VU22585||USE BEGINNING LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES WITH SUPPORT||55|
|VU22586||COMMUNICATE BASIC PERSONAL DETAILS AND NEEDS||70|
|VU22587||GIVE AND RESPOND TO BASIC INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS||70|
|VU22588||READ AND WRITE SHORT BASIC MESSAGES AND FORMS||70|
|VU22589||READ AND WRITE SHORT, BASIC FACTUAL TEXTS||70|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.