Preston, Epping, Greensborough, Prahran, Collingwood
available full time / available part time
available full time / available part time
Ongoing, April, Midyear
The Certificate III in EAL (Access) teaches intermediate English to adults from a non-English speaking background. English language skills are very important for success in study and employment in Australia. You will build on the skills you learned in the Certificate II in EAL (Access) to improve your study and job opportunities, with a focus on the skills you need for problem solving, directions and communicating important information.
Your English teacher will work with you to create a learning plan that suits your skills, needs and goals. Certificate III in EAL Access students will hear guest speakers. You may participate in excursions to put your skills into real life practice. You will study written letters, instructions, transactions and personal texts to improve comprehension and grammar. This course will help you with everyday activities like banking, shopping, going to the doctor and dealing with government services. 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).
Completing this course should give you the English skills to help further your studies and increase your employability. When you finish this course, you can move into the Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) to continue to improve your English, or directly into a vocational course of study.
"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 duration may vary depending on your progress. Please contact the department directly to enrol part-time
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Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM
There are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|VU22609||Explore current issues||Core||80|
|VU22384||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||Core||20|
|VU22611||Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions||Core||80|
|VU22612||Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts||Core||80|
|VU22610||Engage in casual conversations and straightforward spoken transactions||Core||80|
|VU22618||Investigate Australian art and culture||Core||50|
|VU22614||Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts||Core||80|
|VU22384||Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio||Core||20|
|VU22606||Access the internet and email to develop language||Core||50|
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
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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.
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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.
Work Education students are required to complete and return an application form and attend an informal interview to find the best suited class and discuss any additional requirements that may be needed to support studies. All future students who have submitted an application will be contacted via email to schedule the interview between August and December.
Students will need to also organise a Unique Student Identifier (USI) if they don't have one which can be done online. Please bring this along to the interview session with any other documents and identification required which will be outlined to you in the email.
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