The Western Melbourne English Program

The Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP) offers foundation courses for students from non-English speaking and English speaking backgrounds.

Our English language and general education certificates are designed to improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy.

Skill development in each program also covers digital literacy.

Courses offered in the WMEP

English Preparation

Foundation studies

Australian Defence Force Preparation Program

Offered only at VU, this course delivers an alternative pathway into the Australian Defence Force, for candidates who:

  • did not complete Year 10
  • do not have evidence of their educational achievement.

On completing the program you will have gained the reading, writing and mathematics skills required to successfully sit the Alternative Education Equivalence Scheme (AEES) examinations.

22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults

VU22415 Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes
VU22414 Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes
VU22420 Create a range of complex texts to participate in the workplace
VU22419 Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes
VU22422 Investigate and interpret shapes and measurement and related formulae
VU22424 Investigate and use simple mathematical formulae and problem solving techniques

VU Stories

Benjamin Bwenge
Preparing for a bright future
Certificate IV in EAL (Access) 22487VIC
"The best thing about my course and being at VU is that everyone here is friendly and I can get help whenever I need it. VU has got the best teachers and students ever."
Benjamin's story

Get help with your application

Visit us Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, to get help applying for your English course.

Australian applicants, please bring:

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian passport
  • Medicare card (green)
  • Australian citizenship certificate.

Non-Australian applicants, please bring:

  • New Zealand passport
  • Australian visa (in passport)
  • ImmiCard
  • current concession card.

Footscray Nicholson Campus

Building D, Level 4, Room D411
Footscray Nicholson Campus

Phone: +61 3 9919 8748

St Albans Campus

Building 10, Room 10.214
St Albans Campus

Phone: +61 3 9919 2924

Sunshine Campus

Building W, Room W1111
Sunshine Campus

Phone: +61 3 9919 7211

Werribee Campus

Building 1A, Room 1A144 / 1A155
Werribee Campus

Phone: +61 3 9919 7521