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Course in EAL

Code: 22483VIC

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Preston, Epping, Prahran


6 months full time / 12 months part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, January, April, June, October

Next Intake

January, April, June, October

Learn English in Australia

The Course in EAL 22483VIC teaches basic English to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds. You will learn the basic English skills you need for everyday activities and your life in Australia. You can start the course at any time. If you are new to speaking English, this course is for you.

Friendly, experienced teachers

Melbourne Polytechnic teachers are experienced and friendly. They will talk to you and make a personal learning plan to help you learn. This will improve your reading, writing and spoken English. You will also learn more about life in Australia. At the end of the course, you will have the skills to use English while shopping, banking and dealing with government departments and doctors. As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you can use our libraries, computer labs, and other student services. This course is funded by the Australian Government through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE), as well as the Victorian Government for eligible learners.

Be part of the community

Completing this course will give you the English skills you need for life in Australia. Once you have finished this course, you can move into a Certificate I in EAL (Access) 22484VIC to continue to improve your English.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

If you go on to achieve a Certificate I, you can continue your English language and study skills training to assist towards a goal of work or mainstream study

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning

Class Schedule

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

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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
VU22352 Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations Elective 25
VU22355 Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar situations Elective 25
VU22356 Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts Elective 25
VU22584 Develop language learning objectives with support Core 30
VU22585 Use beginning language learning strategies with support Core 55
VU22586 Communicate basic personal details and needs Core 70
VU22587 Give and respond to basic information and instructions Core 70
VU22588 Read and write short basic messages and forms Core 70
VU22589 Read and write short, basic factual texts Core 70
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From Melbourne Polytechnic, I have a group of friends now, from everywhere. I think it's a good experience, to know everyone around you.
Zainab Al-Sabaary
Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $3700
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $175 $250 $3950
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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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Please note: Eligible students pay amenities only.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

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:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

You will need to bring your own pen and writing materials and we will provide you with worksheets during class. You will also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Course Fees

Eligible students pay amenities only.

Scholarships on offer

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No formal requirements.

Next Steps

Call 03 9269 1400 to arrange an entrance interview with our friendly staff.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

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.

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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.

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Melbourne AMEP Melbourne AMEP is a network of TAFE and Learn Local organisations to deliver the AMEP across five regions in Victoria.

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