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.
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.
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 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.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
6 months – 12 months depending on progress of the student.
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
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
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 RequirementsApplicants 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 studyOnce 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 PathwaysFurther study will assist towards your goals of work, further education or vocational training.
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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|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|
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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.