Courses

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

22472VIC

Did you leave school early? The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is people who have had limited opportunities for study and work. You will improve your literacy and numeracy skills for everyday use.

Improve your literacy and numeracy

In this course, you will focus on everyday literacy and numeracy skills you use to shop, work, and study. You will learn to read and write simple texts and do simple maths. You will also learn some computer skills like how to send an email and how to use the internet.

Learn with friendly teachers

Before you start this course, our friendly teachers will talk to you about your skills and goals. They will make a personal learning plan to meet your needs.

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will be able to use our libraries, computer labs, student union, and other student services.

Get ready for further study

At the end of this course, you will feel more confident with your literacy and numeracy skills. These new skills can help you do further study or find a job.

Assessments

Our assessments are ongoing. Our teachers will assess you on the process of learning, as well as the projects that you complete.

Government Support

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.

Local Students

Code

22472VIC

Campuses

Preston

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
6 months
440 total nominal hours. If you do not complete your certificate in the six-month period, you may apply to extend your study time.

Part-time: available
Numeracy only or Literacy only enrolments possible

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$700
Ineligible:$3400
Concession:$140

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Project, Written Activities, Portfolio

Materials

Students will need to buy their own workbooks and stationary. Melbourne Polytechnic recommends they buy a calculator and a dictionary. The Institute will supply photocopied worksheets. Students will also have access to a wide range of services and facilities at the school such as vocational counselling, library facilities and language labs.

Entrance Requirements

There 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 study

The 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) provides a pathway into the 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults.

Career Pathways

This 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • July
  • Rolling

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBITU102 DEVELOP KEYBOARD SKILLS 40
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
VU21335 WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS 30
VU21336 WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS 30
VU21338 WORK WITH INTERPRET STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS 30
VU21349 INVESTIGATE THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.