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6 months full time / 12 months part time
Ongoing, January, April, June, October
January, April, June
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
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
Observation, Written task, Oral task, Group work
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations
|Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar situations
|Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts
|Develop language learning objectives with support
|Use beginning language learning strategies with support
|Communicate basic personal details and needs
|Give and respond to basic information and instructions
|Read and write short basic messages and forms
|Read and write short, basic factual texts
Attend an Information Session
|Maximum annual amenities
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 1st of November. 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.