Did you leave school early, but need to improve your literacy, basic maths and general education skills? Gain new skills today and enrol in our Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory).
Individual learning program
The aim of this course is to develop literacy and numeracy skills to help you undertake further education and training, search for and maintain employment, and participate in the community. Computer skills are integrated into the classes.
Prior to entry your skills will be assessed by our experienced teachers. They 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.
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.
Note: This course would suit a range of students whose life experiences have limited their access to education, training and employment.
Industry connections and resources
You will have access to our libraries, independent learning services including computer labs, as well as to vocational counselling, library facilities and sport and recreation facilities. Make the most of your time at Melbourne Polytechnic and enjoy some of the many student activities throughout the academic year.
You will gain better literacy, language and numeracy skills required for general employment outcomes. You may wish to pursue further study after this course.
Assessment consists of measuring your skills against the competencies which are stated in the modules of the CGEA.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
CampusesEPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN
DepartmentBridging and Prep
350-370 total nominal hours. If you do not complete your certificate in the six-month period, you may apply to extend your study time.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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 have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic, such as vocational counselling, library facilities an language labs
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.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the Certificate I in General Education for Adults will enable you to study a wide range of courses at a higher level such as Bridging science, VET or Tertiary studies. You can also pathway to Certificate II in General Education for Adults.
Career PathwaysThis course is the first step in improving your 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.
|VU21318||IDENTIFY COMMUNITY OPTIONS||20|
|VU21323||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU21324||PLAN AND UNDERTAKE A PROJECT||30|
|VU21325||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU21326||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21327||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||25|
|VU21328||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||25|
|VU21329||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU21330||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21331||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE||25|
|VU21332||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||25|
|VU21333||WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21334||WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21335||WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21336||WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.