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Do you need to improve your English skills or literacy to gain access to study and work opportunities? We offer tailored programs for young people, mature-age students, Indigenous Australians, migrants, refugees and students with special needs. Study in transition education can lead directly into employment or further study, from trade-based certificates through to higher education degrees.

We are one of the largest providers of English as an Additional Language (EAL) education in Victoria and have a proud history of helping international students, migrants and refugees achieve success in study, work and community integration. 

Innocent Karabagega's success story

Refugee, Innocent Karabagega, has followed a pathway from transition education to Bachelor of Laws.

“I was born in Burundi but fled in 2010 because of political unrest and the murder of both my parents. I was also poisoned and looked after by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kenya until I was given a second chance at life by the Australian Government.

I chose to study here because of the good facilities and services offered to immigrants and students from low income families. All of my achievements are because of the support I received during my study – the teachers listened to me and transformed me into a better person who can serve other people, especially those who seek refuge in other countries.

I have recently completed an internship with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), winner of the 2015 United Nations Population award, helping to empower talented refugees. My next goal is to continue with my studies in law and keep contributing to a better world for all, especially for immigrants.”

Western Melbourne English Program (WMEP)

The WMEP delivers English language and general education certificates, designed to strengthen your reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy skills.

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