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English preparation courses

Our English preparation courses are designed to help you improve your language, writing, study and numeracy skills to prepare you for employment or further study.

Careers

Our courses are designed to help you develop and transition into:

  • further education and training
  • employment
  • vocational courses.

Colleges

Our English preparation courses are provided by Victoria Polytechnic.

Courses at Victoria Polytechnic will improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Short courses 3 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 1000 hours
The GE course is for students with beginner to intermediate levels of English.
Duration: 25 weeks
This course is for those with no English schooling. It provides you with the skills to be able to use and understand English in everyday situations.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 11 courses

Duration: 0.5 years
Increase your confidence and develop your English language skills with this general course, aimed at participants from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Duration: 0.5 years
Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening with the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Certificate II.
Duration: 0.5 years
Advance your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening with the English as an Additional Language (EAL) course.
Duration: 0.5 years
Expand your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening with the Certificate IV in EAL (Access).
Duration: 0.5 years

Gain the communication skills for employment and future study with a Certificate II in EAL (Employment).

Duration: 0.5 years

Extend your English language skills for further study and employment with a Certificate III in EAL (Employment).

Duration: 0.5 years
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds can advance language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening with our 22255VIC - Certificate III in EAL (Further Study).
Duration: 0.5 years
Advance your well-developed English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening with our 22258VIC - Certificate IV in EAl (Further Study).
Duration: 0.5 years
If you've just started learning English, this beginner course will give you the skills to be able to use and understand English in everyday situations.
Duration: 0.5 years
The Certificate II in Spoken and Written English is a post-beginner course for learners to develop the skills to satisfy their simple everyday transactional and limited social needs.
Duration: 0.5 years
This course is for learners to develop the skills to satisfy their simple everyday transactional and limited social needs.

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