Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to pursue further education.
Individual learning program
Did you leave school early and find you need to improve your literacy and numeracy skills to pursue higher education? If so, Melbourne Polytechnic’s open age course is for you. It’s designed for a range of students whose life experiences have limited their access to education, training and employment.
Prior to entry, you will be assessed by our experienced teachers who will provide you with an individually tailored learning program suitable for your needs. Your pre-training assessment will examine your learning goals so they can be included in your program.
The aim of the course is to improve skills, in:
- essay writing and editing
- sophisticated vocabulary and syntax
- higher order thinking
- algebraic techniques
- statistical analysis
Melbourne Polytechnic is an approved Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) provider. This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
You will gain better literacy, language and numeracy skills required for general employment outcomes. This course is a pathway to higher learning such as Bridging science, vocational education and training (VET) or Tertiary studies.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
350-370 nominal hours. If you have not completed your Certificate in the six-month period, you can apply to extend or continue your studies.
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no limitations to entry based on age or educational background. You will be interviewed before placement in the program. Contact the Foundation Studies department to arrange an interview time and date.
Assessment MethodsThere are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competencies stated in the modules of the CGEA.
MaterialsYou will need to buy your own workbooks and stationery and we recommend you buy a calculator and a dictionary.
We will supply photocopied worksheets and you’ll also have access to a wide range of services and facilities such as vocational counselling, library facilities and language labs
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to study a wide range of courses at a higher level such as Bridging science, VET or Tertiary studies. It is possible for a student to complete the certificates through a combination of educational providers and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any finished modules when a course is not completed.
Career PathwaysThis course is the first step in improving language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to improve your employability skills or to start working towards your dream career.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|VU21343||UNDERTAKE A SIMPLE INVESTIGATION OF HEALTH AND WELL BEING||20|
|VU21375||EVALUATE PATHWAY OPTIONS, DESIGN A LEARNING PLAN AND COMPILE A PORTFOLIO||30|
|VU21376||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21377||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21380||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21381||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21383||ANALAYSE AND EVALUATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION||50|
|VU21384||USE ALGEBRAIC TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS||50|
|VU21386||INVESTIGATE CURRENT ISSUES||25|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.