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)
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) - Bridging Mathematics - Partial Qualification
Did you leave school early but want to improve your mathematics skills to take on further study? The Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA) - Bridging Maths is for you.

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 General Education for Adults (CGEA)
Did you leave school early, but you want to improve your literacy, maths and general education skills? Get the skills you need for employment and further study with the Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA).

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 III in Screen and Media
Do you want to work in the media? Our Certificate III in Screen and Media is an accredited course for disadvantaged young people who want to gain skills in radio and film production.

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 EAL (Employment / Professional)
The Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) is for specialist professionals who need to consolidate their advanced English language skills. You will work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to gain skilled jobs in IT, technology, medicine or engineering.

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.

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)
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.

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)
The VCAL Intermediate program will give you supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills, preparing you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships 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 Creative Industries - Intermediate
Start you career in media while you work towards your senior school certificate. Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Creative Industries course is for young people who have had limited access to education, or who have experienced homelessness. At the end of this course, you will have a basic knowledge of the film and radio industries.

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.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Foundation
Do you want to learn a trade, but you don’t know which one? Try out different trades with The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Intermediate
Do you want to learn a trade, but you don’t know which one? The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade is a six month course that will give you the opportunity to try a trade.

VCAL Ticket to a Trade - Senior
Do you want to learn a trade, but you don’t know which one? Try out different trades with The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade.

Short Courses
Skills Training for Employment Pathways (STEP)
Find, apply for and get the job you want!

Tertiary Advantage
Melbourne Polytechnic Tertiary Advantage course is an introduction to higher education academic skills.



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