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).
At GOTAFE, you learn at your own pace and our trainers are here to help and guide your learning journey.
Watch our Welcome to GOTAFE videos in English, Dari and Arabic.