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International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

EAL (Access)

Certificate II Of

Code: 22485VIC



Preston, Epping, Greensborough, Prahran, Collingwood


available full time / available part time


available full time / available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, January, April, July, Midyear

Improve your English

If you speak some simple English but need to work on your fluency, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in EAL (Access) is for you. English language skills are very important for success in study and employment in Australia. This course will take your language skills beyond simple, everyday English and teach you complicated sentences and vocabulary. You will learn to communicate in a range of situations, including problem solving and work with simple personal documents, like letters.

A language course for your needs

You will get personal attention at Melbourne Polytechnic. Our helpful and friendly teachers will talk to you about your skills and goals. They will make a personal learning plan for you to improve your English. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs, and other student services. Depending on your eligibility, you may receive funding from the Victorian Government or the Australian Government through Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), and Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

Be part of the English-speaking community

Completing this course will give you the English skills to help your life in Australia. You will find it easier to take part in the community. When you finish this course, you can move into the Certificate III in EAL to study English at a higher level.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This is the beginning of further study and a smoother life in Australia


Following course completion, students may progress to the next level of EAL study. At the conclusion of Certificate III, student may apply for entry into a vocational course of study.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

*note: course is six months to one year. Course duration may vary depending on your progress

Mon - AM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM

Assessment Methods

Observation, Written task, Oral task, Group work

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
VU22607 Explore community services Core 50
VU22598 Identify Australian leisure activities Core 50
VU22358 Develop Learning Goals Core 20
VU22601 Participate in simple conversations and transactions Core 80
VU22605 Read and write simple descriptive and narrative texts Core 80
VU22602 Give and respond to simple spoken information and directions Core 80
VU22603 Read and write simple personal communications and transactional texts Core 80

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$780.00 - $3835.00
$0 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

You will need to bring your own pens and writing materials and will be provided with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with individual learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.


Each student is assessed by interview to determine the most appropriate class to enrol into.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.