Courses

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

YAMEC (Young Adult Migrant Education Courses)

Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged between 15 and 26 and want to be able to write and speak English but have had disrupted, incomplete or no previous education, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (YAMEC) is a safe and ideal learning program for you.

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Melbourne Polytechnic is approved for Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), Fee for Service and Victorian Government funding at most campuses. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.

An individually tailored program for every student

Melbourne Polytechnic has a unique English program with specialised teachers whose expertise is in working with youth. The course offers flexible learning and flexible teachers to respond to the needs of individual students.

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English – Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC), you will learn Beginner English skills to communicate essential information required for daily activities.

Industry connections and resources

Further develop your abilities in speaking and writing English so you can move on to work or study. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student you will have access to our libraries, independent learning services including computer and language labs, as well as to vocational counselling, sport and recreation facilities.

Our passionate, experienced teachers are there to help you learn. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Student Pathways Advisors (SPAs), unique to YAMEC will work with you one-on-one to help reach your education goals and to advise you on future pathways. You will also have your own learning program to meet your needs.

Course outcomes

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (YAMEC), you will have the opportunity to improve your English for work and study in Australia.

Assessment

Graduation from this course requires successful completion of 7 modules: 2 compulsory modules plus 5 elective modules.

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 for 2017

Eligible:$550
Ineligible:$2750
Concession:$110
Materials:$40

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

View 2016 Fees

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.