Overseas Qualified Professionals (OQP) Victoria at Melbourne Polytechnic is a course designed for skilled, qualified and experienced overseas professionals who require high level skills in English to gain professional employment in their field. Improving your English skills will help you gain employment, not only in Australia, but around the globe. A higher level of English language proficiency and understanding of the Australian labour market and workplace culture will help you successfully gain access to employment in Australia.An English course tailored to your needs
Melbourne Polytechnic Students OQP students receive a tailored learning plan which covers speaking, listening, reading, writing and digital literacy as well as employability skills in English. You'll develop their communication and research skills and your knowledge of the Australian labour market. You will learn to prepare and participate in oral interactions in a professional context and write and read complex workplace-based texts. You will also learn CV development, analysis of position description and key selection criteria (KSC), job interview and workplace communication skills, as well as cultural knowledge, including Australian management concepts, industrial relations and Australian workplace practices. Friendly, experienced Melbourne Polytechnic staff also offer professional mentoring, assessment of your work readiness and can help to identify any barriers to employment and help you develop a plan to overcome them.Find your place in the Australian workforce
At the conclusion of the course, you'll develop your individual employment pathway plan. Melbourne Polytechnic's unique industry connections can help support your work placement with local council and government departments, financial institutions and engineering and telecommunication companies. At the conclusion of the course, your English and employability skills will have improved to assist your opportunities to enter the Australian workforce as a qualified profession in your relevant field.
To enrol in this program students must have:
Not essential but desirable:
Graduates may enter the Australian workforce as a qualified professional in their relevant fields.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.