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English as an Additional Language


Australia prides itself on being an inclusive, harmonious and multicultural society. If your English language skills could use a bit of fine-tuning, then our courses would benefit you.

Melbourne Polytechnic provides helpful courses for adult learners where English is a second language. Our courses will equip you with language and cultural skills needed to live and work productively in the Australian community, or to enter employment, or further study in a range of specific areas. The courses were formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL). 

Our student’s successfully go on to work in areas such as community work, childcare, the health sector, aged care, hospitality or further study.

Improve your knowledge and skills on a range of subjects:

  • Australian culture and history
  • Australian government and law
  • Computing, internet and email
  • Community services
  • Current affairs
  • Health and medical information
  • Reading, writing and spoken English
  • Vocational specific skills for industries such as hospitality and childcare

Certificate I in EAL (Access)
The Certificate I in EAL (Access) is for people who speak limited English. If you need to improve your English to prepare for study in Australia, this course is for you.

Certificate II in EAL (Access)
Can you speak some simple English, but need to work on your fluency? Improve your English with the Certificate II in EAL (Access).

Certificate III in EAL (Access)
The Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) teaches intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Short Courses

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