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