Time: 9.30am – 3pm
Days: Monday – Friday
Dates: Term 1 2023: 01 February – 06 April
Term 2 2023: 24 April – 24 June
Term 3 2023: 10 July – 15 September
Term 4 2023: 02 October – 20 December

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, numeracy and computer skills, while learning about the Australian workplace and culture.

You can enrol at any time throughout the year and study for up to 5 days per week. Full time or part time study is available.

Please call us to book a Pre-Training interview to assess eligibility, English language proficiency and goals for employment and further study. Students may be eligible for a free course under the AMEP or SEE programs.

CNLC offers the following courses from beginner to advanced level:

  • 22482VIC Course in Initial EAL
  • 22483VIC Course in EAL
  • 22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)
  • 22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
  • 22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Pre Training interview

A Pre Training Interview is conducted before enrolment. At the interview we assess the prospective students’ eligibility, English language proficiency and how the courses will contribute to goals for employment and further study.

To book a Pre-Training interview to access eligibility, English language proficiency and goals for employment and further study, contact CNLC.

Eligibility requirements


Victorian government-subsidised training places are available in our EAL courses according to a number of Eligibility criteria. Persons holding a qualification issued by an Australian VET or higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher are not eligible for our EAL courses. 

Students who are enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s “Skills for Education and Employment” program are not eligible.

Prospective students must provide the following evidence of eligibility prior to enrolment. 

  • Evidence of citizenship or permanent residency. For students under 17 years of age, granted exemption from school attendance is required.
  • Individuals who don’t meet the citizenship or residency requirements may be eligible if they hold specific humanitarian visas.
  • A signed declaration regarding education history and number of courses enrolled in one year.

To find out if you are eligible, call us on (03) 9347 2739 or follow this link.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 

Adult Migrant English program (AMEP)

Learn about Australian society and culture, understand the Australian workplace and how to look for a job.

Free English language tuition to eligible migrants in order to reach vocational English level. Free childcare is available for eligible students. Please call to check eligibility.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Up to two years of free language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible jobseekers receiving Newstart, Parenting payment or Disability Support Pension. A referral is needed from Centrelink or a Job Active Provider. Students can enrol in the SEE program on a fulltime or part time basis; between 10 and 25 hours per week.

SEE clients who are on income support may also be eligible for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement of $20.80 per fortnight. To find out if you are eligible, call us on (03) 9347 2739

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace relations.

Fee-for-service EAL

Fee-for-service places are available to community members who are not eligible for government subsidised places. Tuition fees are charged at an hourly rate, with the inclusion of a standard amenities fee.