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
- 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
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
For information about our courses:
Phone: 9269 8380
|Certificate I in General Education for Adults (CGEA)|
Did you leave school early? The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is people who have had limited opportunities for study and work. You will improve your literacy and numeracy skills for everyday use.
|Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)|
Did you leave school early? Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) is for people who have had limited opportunities for study and work. This course will improve your literacy skills and numeracy skills for everyday use.
|Certificate II in Auslan|
Learn Auslan to communicate with people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the beginning of the only accredited training pathway to learn Australian Sign Language.
|Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA)|
Certificate II in General Education for Adults is for students who have had limited access to education, training and employment. The program develops literacy skills to read, interpret, evaluate and create a range of texts. It also develops numeracy skills for everyday uses. You will learn how to do a project and to investigate pathways and develop, implement and review a learning plan.
|Certificate III in Auslan|
Build on the Auslan you learnt in the Certificate II with the Certificate III in Auslan. You will begin to consolidate your basic language skills to prepare for the next level Auslan courses. A Certificate III in Auslan will open up more employment opportunities within the Deaf community.
|Certificate III in Science / Certificate II in General Education for Adults - Pathway to Science and Health|
The Certificate III in Science (22441VIC) / Certificate II in General Education for Adults (22473VIC) caters for students who would like 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|
Do you want to communicate effectively with the Deaf community? Melbourne Polytechnic offers the only accredited Auslan training. The Certificate IV in Auslan will provide you with advanced Australian sign language skills. Learn Auslan for rewarding career options.
|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. Our Certificate IV in Science graduates have gone on to great success in a wide range of university science courses.
|Diploma of Auslan|
Do you want to bring your Auslan skills to an advanced level? The accredited Diploma of Auslan will help you communicate at an advanced and professional level with Deaf and hard-of hearing people.
|English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)|
From beginner to advanced levels, you can improve your English skills with our English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS). You will focus on how to speak, to listen, to read, and to write. You will learn practical English for work, study, and everyday situations.
|Certificate III in EAL (Access) (Partial) - Overseas-Qualified Professionals Program - OQP Victoria|
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.
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