Courses

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

YAMEC (Young Adult Migrant Education Courses)

Are you a newly arrived migrant or refuge looking to learn the very basics of English? We have the perfect course to advance your language skills and help you to settle into Australian life.

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An individually tailored program for you

Our specialised teachers respond to the needs of individual students, so no matter where your English language skills are at, we’ll help you improve. You will learn Beginner English skills to communicate essential information required for daily activities.

This course is also available to young adults through the Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC) and in general adult classes.

Graduation from this course requires successful completion of seven modules: two compulsory modules plus five elective modules.

Industry connections and resources

Advance your abilities in speaking and writing English for work or further study. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have access to our libraries and independent learning services including computer and language labs, as well as to vocational counselling, library facilities and sport and recreation facilities.

Our passionate, experienced teachers are there to help you learn and work with you one-on-one in order to reach your education goals and to advise on future pathways. You will also have your own learning program to meet your needs.

We are approved for Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), AMEP, YAMEC, Fee for Service and Victorian Government funding. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.

Note: You can start the course at any time.

Employment Outcomes

You may gain work in a range of positions due to your improved English language skills and confidence.

Students exiting the Adult Migrant English Program may pursue further English classes or gain entry into VET courses or higher education.

Assessment

Assessment consists of teacher observation, completion of written work, written/verbal responses to texts and participation in class activities.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

10361NAT

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
6 months – 12 months depending on progress of the student.

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

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees

Eligible:$653
Ineligible:$2750
Concession:$131

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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

Applicants must be permanent residents of Australia and have registered with AMEP within three months of arrival in Australia, or within three months of receiving permanent resident status.

Pathways to further study

Once you achieve the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English you are able to move on to the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English to continue your English language and study skills training

Career Pathways

Further study will assist towards your goals of work, further education or vocational training.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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
SWEDEC002A DECODING WORDS AND SIMPLE SENTENCES 75
SWEEXC009A ENGAGING IN SHORT EXCHANGES 75
SWELRN001A PRELIMINARY LEARNING STRATEGIES 50
SWELTR003A RECOGNISING AND WRITING LETTERS 75
SWENUM004A RECOGNISING AND WRITING NUMBERS 75
SWEPRN008A GIVING PERSONAL INFORMATION 75
SWESYM005A RECOGNISING COMMON VISUAL SYMBOLS AND SIGNS 75
SWETIM007A UNDERSTANDING TIME AND MONEY 75
SWEWRD006A WRITING WORDS AND SIMPLE SENTENCES 75

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.