OQP Victoria is a course designed for skilled, qualified and experienced overseas professionals who require high level speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in English to gain professional employment in their field. Participants have specialised knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English language proficiency and understanding of the Australian labour market and work place culture to successfully gain access to employment.
Join the Overseas-Qualified Professionals Program to prepare for access to the labour market.
Students will receive a tailored program and learning plan which covers speaking and listening, reading and writing, literacy skills including digital literacy as well as employability skills in English.
This course will develop their communication and research skills as well as their knowledge of the Australian labour market. It will teach them to prepare and give oral presentations in a professional context, participate in group discussions, write and read complex workplace-based texts.
The program covers:
- CV (resume) development
- Analysis of position description and key selection criteria (KSC)
- Job interview and workplace communication skills practice
- Workshops on the local labour market and Australian workplace practices
- Introduction to Australian management concepts
Other services include:
- Professional mentoring
- Assessment of your work readiness
- Identification of barriers to employment
- Individual employment pathway plan
- Support for industry-placement in metropolitan or regional Victoria
Industry connections and resources
We can support your work placement with our links to over 500 businesses including local council and government departments, financial institutions, as well as and engineering and telecommunication companies.
Students will be able to transition into employment in their field.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Course is 10 weeks plus 6 to 12 weeks of industry placement.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Wed - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Fri - 9:30am - 3:00pm
*Classes run across three days. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryWork placements, Classroom
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 MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the select units taken from the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Curriculum.
MaterialsYou are required to provide your own pen and writing materials. You are provided with worksheets during class, and will have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with your learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.
- residency visa in Australia with work rights
- an overseas professional or trade qualification
- a professional level of English language skills
- information technology competency relevant to your qualification (where appropriate)
Pathways to further studyThis program will lead to completion of 3 units of the Certificate III / IV in EAL (Employment /Professional) which can provide a pathway into completion of a full 22258VIC Certificate IV in EAL.
Career PathwaysGraduates may enter the Australian workforce as a qualified professional in their relevant fields.
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.
|VU21488||PARTICIPATE IN A RANGE OF STRAIGHTFORWARD INTERACTIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT||80|
|VU21490||ORGANISE AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRACTICAL PLACEMENT||50|
|VU21494||READ AND WRITE COMPEX TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT||80|