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Multicultural Education

If you'd like to improve your written and spoken English, GOTAFE is here to help.

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Learning English

Whether you've recently arrived in Australia or lived here for several years, improving your English is a great way to connect with the community and feel more at home.

The GOTAFE Multicultural Education Centre (MEC) can help you learn how to use English for reading and writing and play a part in your community—whatever your needs and abilities.

Courses

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT)

The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English is a basic introduction to English literacy skills.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (10728NAT)

The Certificate II in Spoken and Written English builds your English language skills.

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (10729NAT)

The Certificate III in Spoken and Written English builds your English language skills.

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study (10730NAT)

The Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study focused on preparing you for future study at a TAFE or university level.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English (10725NAT)

The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English is a basic introduction to English literacy skills.

See what it's like to study with us

Find out what it’s like to learn English with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see hear some ways we can support you along the way.

Government-funded training programs

There are currently two government-funded programs that provide language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers: the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

The Adult Migrant English Program

AMEP provides recently-arrived eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with English language tuition. The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training’

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Skills for Education and Employment

The SEE (Skills for Education and Employment) program supports job seeker groups with literacy and numeracy training needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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Our English courses

We offer the following courses for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people:

  • Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
  • Certificates I–IV in Spoken and Written English
  • Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) programs for Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) students
  • Trade-taster courses
  • Self-Access Learning to support Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Volunteer Tutor Program

Courses are run at Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram, and Wangaratta sites.

If you're not sure which course is right for you, visit the Centre and our dedicated teachers will help you to choose subjects that will teach the skills you need.

What's it like to study English language skills at GOTAFE?

Hear from our students and trainers in our 'Welcome to GOTAFE' video. The video is available in English, Dari and Arabic.