Courses

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

Bridging and Preparatory Studies

Our Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills.

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Individual learning program

Did you leave school early and find you need to improve your literacy and numeracy skills? 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. 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.

The aim is to develop literacy and numeracy skills that will help students undertake further education and training, search for and maintain employment, and participate in the community. Computer skills are integrated into the classes.

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.

Employment outcomes

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.

Local Students

Code

22236VIC

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
6 months 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.

Part-time: available


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 Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$506
Ineligible:$2500
Concession:$101
Materials:$60

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

There 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.

Materials

You 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 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

Successful 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 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

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.