English & preparation programs

To keep the VU Polytechnic community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, most VU Polytechnic students have access to supported remote learning. This means you can continue to study the same high-quality program from home.

Do you need support to gain access to study and work opportunities? We offer tailored training programs for young people, mature-age students, Indigenous Australians, migrants, refugees and students with special needs. Our programs will prepare you to transition into employment or further study. We offer pathways into courses across the Polytechnic and into higher education degrees.

We are one of the largest providers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) education in Victoria and have a proud history of helping international students, migrants and refugees achieve success in study, work and community integration. VU Polytechnic's EAL program was awarded the 2020 Multicultural Award for Excellence in Education. This award recognises innovative education programs that deliver outstanding learning and teaching to enhance the social inclusion, wellbeing and education outcomes for students from CALD communities.

Innocent Karabagega's success story

Innocent Karabagega sitting outside the City Queen Campus in a suit and tie
Refugee Innocent Karabagega has followed a pathway from transition education to Bachelor of Laws.

“All of my achievements are because of the support I received during my study – the teachers listened to me and transformed me into a better person who can serve other people, especially those who seek refuge in other countries.”

Western Melbourne English Program

The Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP) delivers English language and general education certificates, designed to strengthen your reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy skills.

All English & preparation courses

Contact us

Work Education (courses for people with special learning needs)

Email: [email protected]

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

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Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

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