Multicultural Education

If you’ve recently arrived from across the world or lived here a long time, it’s always the right time to improve your English. If English is not your first language, come to GOTAFE. We want you to feel settled and take your place in the community.

The GOTAFE Multicultural Education Centre (MEC) was set up just for you. Classes are run at Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram and Wangaratta sites. We have courses for beginners with little English language or work skills. We can also help if you have professional qualifications and you’re looking for a job in your field.

Come to the Centre to meet other people and feel supported. Our dedicated teachers and volunteers sit down with you to help work out which course is right for you. Learn to use English for reading and writing, to look for work and be part of the community. We’ll help choose subjects that will teach the skills you need, whether that’s studying other courses at GOTAFE or at another TAFE or university.

We also give you employment support. If you’re looking for work, we’ll help you learn and practice interview skills. Learn more about Australian workplace culture and laws. You’ll create a resume that makes your experience and stand out.

The Adult Migrant English Program and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Funding is available for recently-arrived eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

GOTAFE offers specific courses for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients:

  • Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
  • Certificates I–IV in Spoken and Written English
  • SLPET programs for AMEP students
  • Trade-taster courses
  • Self-Access Learning (to support CSWE)
  • Volunteer Tutor Program

Click here for further information about the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

Click here for further information about the  Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

COURSES AVAILABLE

Do you want more confidence when you’re speaking and writing English? Don’t worry how much schooling you’ve had, or if your reading and English skills are limited. When you study the Preliminary Spoken and Written English course at GOTAFE, we’re here to help you. Our caring trainers teach you basic English language skills that will help you in day to day life.

Reading and writing, speaking, listening, using numbers and skills for work. Practice speaking and reading English in everyday tasks like shopping and catching the bus. We’ll even help you if you want to complete further training courses or look for work.

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The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is the best way to continue your learning. The friendly teachers at GOTAFE will ensure you learn English for every day purposes.

Practice speaking and listening, read the news and understand basic instructions. Learn the metric system for money and measurement. Get help to read job ads and fill in basic forms.

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The Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (10363NAT) will increase your confidence when using English every day. This isn’t just the basics: we help you improve the level of your conversation skills, so you can communicate clearly.

You’ll learn to look for jobs online and in the newspaper. Our teachers will also show you how to write letters and use computers to apply for jobs online.

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The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10364NAT) course prepares you to enter the course you want. Learn advanced study strategies. We’ll show you how to plan your work, keep track of your progress and ask for help when you need it.

We encourage everyday practice in reading and speaking. Build your speaking and listening confidence for conversations and discussions. Gain confidence in daily living, look for work and be part of the community. And when you’re ready to apply for that course, we’re there to help you.

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Use your English language skills for further training with the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies (10365NAT). We focus on building advanced study skills so you can go onto more specialist courses. Build your confidence to speak up in class and take part in class discussions. Take notes, write essays and make presentations.

Like all our English courses, we encourage you to practice every day. At home, work, and in your community. When you graduate we’ll help you choose the right course for your strengths and goals.

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We want you to be more than just job ready. We train you to be a confident, capable communicator. Learn work skills with the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment. Practice pronouncing English and getting your point across clearly, for interviews and your current job.

You’ll put together a resume that showcases your qualifications and skills. Learn how to find job opportunities, and fill in application forms. We get you to practice speaking, listening and writing English every day. Our experienced teachers support you to apply your skills to achieve your career goals.

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