Our Departments

Bridging and Preparatory Studies

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Our Bridging and Preparatory Studies department offers courses to adults wanting to re-engage with training, further education and/or prepare for employment.

We also offer courses if you are exiting secondary school and looking for pathways into science and health.

In addition, the department provides services such as communication skills and study skills to support you at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Courses offered in Bridging and Preparatory Studies, are

  • Auslan
  • bridging science
  • liberal arts
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • industry specific English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs
  • English for Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • Overseas Qualified Professionals (OQP) programs

Providing a base for education at our campuses all around Melbourne

Bridging and Preparatory Studies offers courses across Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston, Epping, Fairfield, Collingwood, and Prahran campuses.

An individually tailored program for you

The Bridging and Preparatory Studies department individually tailors programs and learning plans for you as a student to ensure your success for work or further study.

Early School Leavers

We help early school leavers develop skills and prepare you for further study, training or work. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), which is a senior secondary completion qualification, is one of the many qualifications offered by Bridging and Preparatory Studies.

Our teachers specialise in working with youth and have built strong connections with community agencies. Our programs focus on:

  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • employability skills
  • personal development skills

Bridging and Preparatory Studies provides courses in:

  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Courses are offered on a full time basis at a range of campuses including Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Heidelberg and Prahran.

The strength of our programs lies in the additional support services provided to you, through:

  • student pathways advisors
  • student counsellors
  • individual support for learning difficulties through Melbourne Polytechnic’s Disability Support service
  • breakfast club
  • links with local community
  • assistance with work experience

The programs and teaching practices within the department support and promote the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance

Course Enquiries

For information about our courses:

Phone: 9269 8380

 

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Courses
Certificate I in General Education for Adults (CGEA) - Bridging and Preparatory Studies
Our Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills.

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) - Bridging and Preparatory Studies
If you left school early and would like to improve your literacy, basic maths and general education skills then our Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) would benefit you.

Certificate II in Auslan
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the beginning of an accredited training pathway for people who want to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. This course is ideal if you want to learn Auslan for personal reasons or if you aspire to effectively communicate with deaf people in services and/or working environment.

Certificate II in Creative Industries
Looking for the skills and knowledge required to achieve a range of varied activities in the Creative Industries? Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Creative Industries is clearly the course for you!

Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA) - Bridging and Preparatory Studies
The Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to pursue further education.

Certificate III in Auslan
The Certificate III in Auslan program continues to build on the skills learnt in Certificate II and you will begin to consolidate your basic skills in order to prepare for the next level Auslan courses. Completing a Certificate III course will open up more employment pathways within the community.

Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA) - Bridging and Preparatory Studies
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to pursue further education.

Certificate III in Media
Get ahead in the world of media! Our Certificate III in Media is an accredited film and radio course tailored to young people who are interested in media and may have experienced homelessness or educational disadvantage.

Certificate III in Science - Pathway to Science and Health
The Certificate III in Science caters for mature-age students who are interested in, but do not have a background in science and school leavers who need to improve their knowledge of science and mathematics before further study. The course is particularly helpful as a bridging pathway into Nursing.

Certificate IV in Auslan
Auslan Training provides accredited training pathways if you want to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. Our industry recognised Auslan training and course outcomes will open positive career pathways.

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) - Overseas Qualified Professionals (OQP) Victoria
Are you an overseas qualified professional? Our Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Employment/ Professional) will give you an introduction to the Australian workplace and job market and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.

Certificate IV in Science - Pathway to Science and Health
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Science is a bridging course for mature age students and school leavers like you who wish to pursue further study in a science related field at university level. Students who have completed the Certificate IV in Science have gone on to great success in a wide range of university science courses.

Diploma of Auslan
Are you looking to work in an industry involving deaf people? Auslan Training with us, will provide you with accredited training pathways so you can communicate effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

Diploma of Tertiary Studies - Higher Education
Would you like to get into higher education studies, but don't have the necessary entry requirements? Develop your academic writing and research skills in a supportive environment with our Diploma of Tertiary Studies, a course specifically designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in higher education studies, setting you on the pathway towards gaining a bachelor degree.

English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
Melbourne Polytechnic offers the English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at all levels from beginner to advanced (English for Academic Purposes). Studies concentrate on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Enrol with us and learn practical English for work, study and everyday situations and get off to a great start in your career and life!

VCAL (Foundation)
Achieve your Senior School Certificate with Melbourne Polytechnic. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Foundation course will give you the basic literacy and numeracy skills needed for you to go onto further education, training or employment.

VCAL (Intermediate)
Achieve your Senior School Certificate with Melbourne Polytechnic. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Intermediate course provides the literacy and numeracy skills needed for you to go onto further education, training or employment.

VCAL (Senior)
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior Course will give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed to assist you to get into mainstream study, education or employment.

VCAL Animal Studies (Senior)
Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Animal Studies Course is a dual qualification that will provide you with a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a VCAL Certificate at Senior level.

VCAL Animal Studies (Intermediate)
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Animal Studies course is a dual qualification that will provide you with a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a VCAL Certificate at Intermediate level.

VCAL Carpentry - Senior
Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Carpentry Course is a dual qualification giving you a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) and a VCAL Certificate at Senior level.

VCAL Creative Industries - Intermediate
Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Creative Industries program offers an exciting start to a career in the media industry. This film and radio course is Melbourne Polytechnic accredited and tailored to young people interested in media who may have experienced homelessness or educational disadvantage. This course will give you a Certificate II in Creative Industries and credits towards a VCAL at Intermediate level.

VCAL EAL YAMEC
Melbourne Polytechnic's Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) English as an Additional Language (EAL) Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC) offers the perfect program for you if you’re new to Australia, aged between 15 and 26, from a non-English speaking background, and have had disrupted, or incomplete education but can write and speak English.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Intermediate
Are you a young person interested in the trades but not sure which one? Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade is six month program that will give you the opportunity to find out what trade you might like to undertake in the future.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Foundation
Are you a young person interested in the trades but not sure which one? Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade is six-month program that will give you the opportunity to find out what trade you might like to undertake in the future.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Senior
Are you a young person interested in the trades but not sure which one? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade Senior program is six month course designed to give you the opportunity to find out what trade you might like to undertake in the future.

Short Courses
Occupational Preparatory Course
Selection for the Victoria Police Academy is a rigorous process, and undertaking Melbourne Polytechnic's Occupational Preparatory Course will maximise your chances of selection, help you understand what to expect, and show you what life as a police officer is like. Topics include English, mathematics skills and logical reasoning needed for the Victoria Police entrance exam.



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