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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

Courses
Certificate I in EAL (Access) - Foundation Studies - SEE - VTG
Our Certificate I in English as an Additional Language (EAL) teaches basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds. It focuses on language speaking, reading, writing, listening skills, numeracy and learning.

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English - YAMEC (Young Adult Migrant Education Courses)
Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged 15 to 26, and have had disrupted, incomplete or no prior education, then Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Spoken and Written English, Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC) is the learning program for you

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English - Foundation Studies Department - AMEP - SEE - VTG
Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is designed for newly-arrived migrants and refugees to develop basic English reading and writing skills to prepare for life in Australia. The course provides you with an understanding of Australian culture, teaches valuable skills for employment, and is customised to meet your individual learning needs.

Certificate II in EAL (Access) - Foundation Studies Department - SEE - VTG
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) is designed to teach pre-intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Certificate II in EAL (Employment) - English for Hospitality - SEE - VTG
If you would like a career in hospitality, concentrating on the area of cookery, then Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Employment) can provide you with the skills you need. The English language course incorporates seven hours per week of practical kitchen work, plus three hours per week of hospitality theory. Employment opportunities are excellent, and may lead to work in hotels or restaurants.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English - YAMEC (Young Adult Migrant Education Courses)
Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged 15 to 26 and can write and speak English but have had disrupted, incomplete or no previous education, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Spoken and Written English, Young Adult Migrant Education Courses (YAMEC) is for you.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English - Foundation Studies Department - AMEP - SEE - VTG
Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificate II in Spoken and Written English offers newly-arrived migrants and refugees the opportunity to settle more easily in Australia by developing skills for employment, negotiating with the people, reading and writing complex messages and managing personal lives. The course is customised to meet individual learning needs

Certificate III in EAL (Access) - Foundation Studies Department - SEE
Our Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Access) is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults like you, who come from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Employment)
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is individually tailored for you. This course is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
An individually tailored program for you, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English - Foundation Studies Department - AMEP - SEE - VTG
Are you a newly-arrived migrant or refugee looking to get ahead in Australia? Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificate III in Spoken and Written English provides eligible applicants with the opportunity to learn about employment options, how to write job applications and how to perform in a job interview. The course is flexible and customised to meet your individual learning needs.

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 EAL (Further Study)
An individually tailored program for you, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach upper-intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Course in EAL - Foundation Studies
Melbourne Polytechnic's Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) is designed to teach basic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

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.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English - YAMEC (Young Adult Migrant Education Courses)
Are you new to Australia and from a non-English speaking background? If you’re aged between 15 and 26 and want to be able to write and speak English but have had disrupted, incomplete or no previous education, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (YAMEC) is a safe and ideal learning program for you.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English - Foundation Studies Department - AMEP - SEE - VTG
Melbourne Polytechnic's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English provides newly-arrived migrants and refugees the opportunity to learn the very basics of the English Language and will assist in settling in to life in Australia. The course is designed to help advance into further levels of English language education or training, and is customised to meet individual learning needs

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