Did you leave school early? Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) is for people who have had limited opportunities for study and work. This course will improve your literacy skills and numeracy skills for everyday use.
Improve your literacy and numeracy skills
In this course, you will learn to write and read simple texts. You will learn some maths that you need use every day. You will work on your computer skills. You will also learn how to do a project and how to make a learning portfolio.
Work with our friendly teachers
Before you start the course, our helpful teachers will talk to you about your skills and goals. They will make a learning program for you that matches your needs.
Get ready for study and work
At the end of this course, you will have improved literacy and numeracy skills. These new skills will help you do further study. They can also help you find and keep a job, and take part in the community.
How will I learn?
You will learn and get feedback through ongoing assessment.
Can I get government support for this course?
Yes. This course has Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) funding. You can get financial support through Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink for jobseekers.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
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
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
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
Assessment MethodsProject, Written Activities, Portfolio
MaterialsStudents 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 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 studyThe 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) provides a pathway into the 22472VIC Certificate I 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.
|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, FAMILIAR 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 ISSUES||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.