If you are a local student you may be eligible.
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6 months full time / 12 months part time
Ongoing, January, April, July, October
22486VIC 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 22485VIC 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. 22486VIC 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 directly into a vocational course of study.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom / Self-paced online learning
A blend of scheduled on-campus and virtual learning, with additional activities completed outside of the classroom through Melbourne Polytechnic’s digital platforms.
Full time: 6 months
4 days per week including face to face and remote learning
Part time: 12 months
2 days or evenings per week for 12 months
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.
|VU22384||Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio||Core||20|
|VU22609||Explore current issues||Elective||55|
|VU22610||Engage in casual conversations and straightforward spoken transactions||Elective||80|
|VU22611||Give and respond to a range of straightforward information and instructions||Elective||80|
|VU22612||Read and write straightforward communications and transactional texts||Elective||80|
|VU22614||Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts||Elective||80|
|VU22616||Investigate features of the Australian legal system||Elective||50|
|VU22618||Investigate Australian art and culture||Elective||50|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Eligible students pay amenities only.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a service to help eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with low English levels to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.
Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides training to help participants build their reading, writing, maths and basic computer skills.
Melbourne AMEP Melbourne AMEP is a network of TAFE and Learn Local organisations to deliver the AMEP across five regions in Victoria.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.