Once reached a good level of English knowledge (Upper-intermediate), is possible to enroll in a professional course, and obtain a qualification recognized not only in Australia, but in all over world.Usually, the courses are divided in Certificate III (6 months), Certificate IV (1 year), Diploma (1 year) and Advanced Diploma (6 months-1year).
Diplomas are the most useful qualification to built a future in Australia, because often they are a fundamental requisite to be sponsored from an employer. Courses take place for 2-3 days per week, for a total duration of 20 hours per week, (as required for the student visa), and offer theoretical and practical lessons, often in collaboration with local businesses.
These collaborations give the possibility to gain experience on the work place, with the opportunity in the future to find a job in these firms after the courses in Melbourne, Sydney or other cities in Australia.
To enroll in these courses in Melbourne is necessary to own a high school diploma and an English level of IELTS 5 or Upper Intermediate. For those who don’t have a high school diploma, is possible to start the studies with an english course and who doesn’t have any English certification, and take the exam directly at school.