Courses

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

22235VIC

CGEA I (Intro) is designed for a range of students whose life experiences have limited their access to education, training and employment. It focuses on the development of literacy skills to create and interpret simple, personally relevant texts and numeracy skills for everyday familiar situations. Skills and knowledge are applied to develop and document a learning plan, prepare a portfolio to evidence learning and engage in a project.

Did you leave school early and find you need to improve your literacy and numeracy skills? If this is you, our open age course is for you.

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. 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 to help you undertake further education and training. You will be able to search for and maintain employment, and participate fully in the community. Computer skills are integrated into 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.

Course outcomes

You will gain better literacy, language and numeracy skills required for general employment outcomes. You may also wish to pursue further study after this course.

Assessment

Assessment is continuous and ongoing. It focuses on the process of learning as well as the competencies states in the modules.

Local Students

Code

22235VIC

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
420 total nominal hours. If you don’t complete your Certificate in the six month period, you may apply to continue your studies by extension

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

Class Schedule: *

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

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

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$630
Ineligible:$3066
Concession:$126

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 22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) provides a pathway into the 22236VIC Certificate I 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

  • 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
VU21297 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO WITH GUIDANCE 20
VU21298 Conduct a project with guidance 20
VU21299 ENGAGE WITH SIMPLE TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 25
VU21300 ENGAGE WITH SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU21301 ENGAGE WITH SIMPLE TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 25
VU21302 ENGAGE IN SIMPLE TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 25
VU21303 CREATE SIMPLE TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 25
VU21304 CREATE SIMPLE TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU21305 CREATE SIMPLE TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 25
VU21306 CREATE SIMPLE TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 25
VU21307 WORK WITH NUMBERS AND MONEY IN SIMPLE FAMILIAR SITUATIONS 30
VU21309 WORK WITH MEASUREMENTS IN SIMPLE, FAMILAR SITUATIONS 30
VU21310 WORK WITH SIMPLE DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR SITUATIONS 30
VU21312 WORK WITH AND INTERPRET STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN SIMPLE, FAMILAR TEXTS 30
VU21316 IDENTIFY AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSSUES 20

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.