English as a Second LanguageCourses

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Want to improve your language skills? Holmesglen offers great courses in English as a second language and intensive courses in English language for accounting, engineering, health, business and teaching professionals.

We know breaking into the employment sector in Australia can be difficult when English is not your first language, so we aim to equip you with the language of your profession.

Our graduates have a high employment success rate – up to 80% of our students secure jobs upon completion of their course! We teach you about workplace culture in Australia and give you all the tools you need to get job interviews to ensure you succeed through the employment process.

While you study we introduce and connect you with relevant employers that are seeking your skill set. Holmesglen has industry links with many large employers and industry bodies in Australia including Officeworks, Engineers Australia, the Civil Contractors Federation, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the National Institute of Accountants, and VECCI.

With flexible study options available, small classes, industry connections and supportive staff that really care about job outcomes for students, Holmesglen has everything in place to help you reach your goal.

Programs available (13)

Certificate I

  • International
    Spoken and Written English (ELICOS)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    10362NAT
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The language programs at Holmesglen deliver training to individuals for whom English is a Second Language (ESL), giving practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as help with grammar and pronunciation. This course aims to provide English language skills to students from non-English speaking backgrounds, at beginner level.

Certificate II

  • International
    Spoken and Written English (ELICOS)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (ELICOS) Holmesglen TAFE
    10363NAT
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The language programs at Holmesglen deliver training if English is your second Language (ESL), giving practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as helping with grammar and pronunciation. This course aims to provide English language skills if you are from a non-English speaking background, at a post-beginner or elementary level.

Certificate III

  • EAL (Further Study)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) Holmesglen TAFE
    22255VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the language, cross-cultural communication and study skills needed to undertake further education if you are from a non-English speaking background. It also aims to develop a cultural understanding necessary for successful participation in the Australian post-secondary education system.This course includes the intensive language, study and basic computer skills you require in order to undertake further study.

  • International
    Spoken and Written English (ELICOS)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate III in Spoken and Written English (ELICOS) Holmesglen TAFE
    10364NAT
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The language programs at Holmesglen, deliver training to individuals for whom English is a Second Language (ESL), giving practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as help with grammar and pronunciation. This course aims to provide English language skills to students from non-English speaking backgrounds, at an intermediate level.

Certificate IV

  • International
    EAL (Employment / Professional) - Bridge to Employment
    City
    Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) - Bridge to Employment Holmesglen TAFE
    22257VIC
    • Start February / April / July / October

    This course is designed for you as an overseas trained accountant, business professional, engineer or if you are trained for occupations within the information technology industry.By undertaking this program, you can develop your confidence and ability in the English language. You will gain an understanding of the Australian workplace, with a particular focus on the use of English in the Australian business context. You will also learn the practices in a technical and professional work [...]

  • International
    EAL (Employment / Professional) - Health Professionals
    Moorabbin
    Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) - Health Professionals Holmesglen TAFE
    22257VIC
    • Start February / July

    This course is suitable for you as an overseas trained health professional who is seeking to practise your profession in Australia.It prepares you for sitting the Occupational English Test (OET) – a requirement for any health professional who seeks to practice in Australia. This program is the first part of the re-qualification process.

  • International
    EAL (Employment / Professional) - Teachers
    City
    Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional) - Teachers Holmesglen TAFE
    22257VIC
    • Start February / April / July / October

    This course is suited to you, if you are an overseas qualified and experienced primary and secondary teacher, who is eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Throughout the course, you will develop your English language skills and gain practical experience necessary to enable employment within equivalent schools throughout Australia.The course is also designed for teachers who possess the required qualifications to work in Australia but have little or no experience in the [...]

  • EAL (Further Study)
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) Holmesglen TAFE
    22258VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with the language, cross-cultural communication and study skills needed to undertake further education if you are from a non-English speaking background. It also aims to develop a cultural understanding necessary for successful participation in the Australian post-secondary education system.This course includes the intensive language, study and basic computer skills you require in order to undertake further study.

  • English for Nursing and Health Sciences (Further Study)
    Moorabbin
    Certificate IV in English for Nursing and Health Sciences (Further Study) Holmesglen TAFE
    22258VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course is an intermediate to advanced level English course designed to provide immigrant and international students with a range of skills and knowledge areas needed to undertake a course of study in the health field.These courses may include a Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Laboratory Techniques, Bachelor of Pathology and other related health fields.This course will help you improve your skills in the English language prior to [...]

Course

  • Preliminary Spoken and Written English
    Chadstone; Moorabbin; Waverley
    Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English Holmesglen TAFE
    10361NAT
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The language programs at Holmesglen deliver training to you if English is your Second Language (ESL). They develop your language skills, giving you practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as helping with grammar and pronunciation.This course aims to provide English language skills to you if you are from non-English speaking background and have little or no English.

  • Professional Year Program for Accounting (SMIPA)
    City
    22257VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Holmesglen is pleased to be able to offer the Professional Year program to Accounting graduates: The Skilled Migration Internship Program for Accountants (SMIPA). This program is approved by the accounting professional bodies: CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Institute of Public Accountants and conforms to the requirements of the Department of Immigration & Border Protecion (DIBP) as a recognised pathway to obtaining points toward migration to Australia.General Skilled Migration visa applicants will be [...]

  • Professional Year Program for Computer Sciences
    City
    22257VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    The Professional Year is a one year job preparedness program designed to enhance your ability to obtain employment in your chosen discipline by applying your technical skills and knowledge in the Australian workplace whilst also helping to address Australia's ICT skills shortage.Holmesglen is accredited by The Australian Computer Society to deliver the Professional Year Program in ICT.This course will provide IT graduates with insights into the Australian job market and increase their competitive edge in [...]

  • Professional Year Program for Engineering
    City
    22257VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    Holmesglen is pleased to be able to offer the following program to international engineering graduates, the Professional Year in Engineering. This program is approved by Engineers Australia and conforms to the requirements of the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) as a recognised pathway to obtaining points toward migration to Australia.General Skilled Migration visa applicants will be awarded five points for the completion of Holmesglen's approved Professional Year.

English as a Second Language Open Days

  • 11Aug
    English as a Second Language
    Moorabbin
    OD2275

    Looking to improve your language skills? We know breaking into the employment sector in Australia can be difficult when English is not your first language, Holmesglen ESL courses aim to equip you with the language of your profession and provide you with real insights into working in Australia that will help your employability.

    Visit us on Open Day, and tour the ESL facilities, including the Independent Learning Centre and observe students applying self directed learning and see how technology assists language learning

    - , Thu 11 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 11Aug
    Professional ESL Programs
    Moorabbin
    OD2277

    Looking to improve your language skills? Holmesglen offers intensive ESL courses for accounting, engineering, health, business and teaching professionals. With flexible study options available, small classes, industry connections and supportive staff that really care about job outcomes for students, Holmesglen has everything in place to help you reach your goal!

    Visit us on Open Day, to get some valuable insights into the job market and gain some job seeking strategies. Learn about our Bridge to Employment programs for skilled migrants with local work experience in your field.

    - , Thu 11 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 11Aug
    English as a Second Language
    Chadstone
    OD2274

    Looking to improve your language skills? We know breaking into the employment sector in Australia can be difficult when English is not your first language, Holmesglen ESL courses aim to equip you with the language of your profession and provide you with real insights into working in Australia that will help your employability.

    Visit us on Open Day, and tour the ESL facilities, including the Independent Learning Centre and observe students applying self directed learning and see how technology assists language learning.

    - , Thu 11 Aug - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia