Overview and Costs

We offer a number of government subsidised courses for adult learners:

  • Accredited English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Pre-accredited EAL
  • Adult Literacy
  • Computers & Information Technology

We provide a supportive, local, learning environment in a community setting, both at 20 Princes Street and other local sites:

  • Carlton Housing Estate
  • Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre 

Students can enrol in our courses throughout the year under a number of Victorian and Commonwealth funding options: Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE), Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) and Skills First.
Eligibility requirements apply to all funding subsidies. 

Course Costs

AMEP and SEE programs are free to eligible students

Skills First Courses

Tuition fees are calculated according to the 2017 Guidelines about Fees –Skills First program. Fees are charged on a prorata basis.
Students receive a Statement of Fees on enrolment and an invoice will be issued on commencement in the course.
For detailed course costs for Skills First courses and Refund Policy click here.

Preaccredited Courses

ACFE Courses are costed on a standard rate. In 2017 all ACFE courses carry the same unit cost of $50 concession and $70 non concession.


CNLC encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.

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