Courses

Course in EAL

Foundation Studies

22259VIC

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.

Local Students

Code

22259VIC

Campuses

COLLINGWOOD, EPPING, GREENSBOROUGH, PRESTON, BROADMEADOWS, PRAHRAN

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
Depending on the level students come into the course with, the Certificate I in EAL (Access) may take 6 – 12 months

Part-time: available


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 Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$660
Ineligible:$3212
Concession:$132

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 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 Requirements

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

Pathways to further study

Following 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 Pathways

If 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

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • January
  • 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
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.