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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
The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training

Certificate II in EAL (Access) - Foundation Studies Department - SEE - VTG
The purpose of this qualification is to teach pre-intermediate English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Certificate II in EAL (Employment) - SEE - VTG
Kickstart your career in hospitality, Painting and decorating or bricklaying. Our Certificate II in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Employment) can provide support for you to complete your vocational course.

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)
If you have a non-English speaking background, and would like to improve your English language skills then this course is for you. We can offer this as a dual qualification, so you can gain skills in early childhood education and care, health services assistance, education support, individual support and hairdressing.

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach Academic English language skills to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)
The Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) is designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, to gain skilled jobs (such as various technical and IT jobs, or in the medical or engineering profession), and for those seeking to access employment in specialised fields. Participants may have professional knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English proficiency to successfully gain access to their fields.

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Further Study) is designed to teach adults from non-English speaking backgrounds the advanced English language skills needed to succeed in further education. The course is suitable for those who have already completed or partially completed further or higher education, those who wish to upgrade their qualifications and those wishing to enter higher level qualifications for the first time. The purpose of this course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level.

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.

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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