Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality) will help you find your niche in hospitality. Whether your goal is to do further study or to gain employment, we’ll design an individual education program to meet your learning needs
Build relevant skills
Develop skills in a non-competitive environment, learning both in the classroom and on the job. You’ll work in our commercial kitchen, assist in catering for functions and prepare food for sale in our produce shop.
A customised program to kick-start your hospitality career
In the Hospitality Stream of this Certificate, you’ll learn vocational and job-seeking skills, employability and personal management skills, teamwork and communication skills.
In addition to studying the Certificate I in Work Education, you will have the opportunity to study units from the Certificate I in Food Processing (FBP10117)
You will participate in:
- cleaning and maintaining kitchen and equipment
- hygiene and food safety
- basic food preparation
- venue set-up
- general kitchen duties
- basic food preparation and presentation
- workplace health and safety
- managing kitchen supplies
- workplace communication and teamwork
- Food production
The benefits continue at the end of the program with pathway planning – documenting your strengths and vocational pathways and preparing an action plan for you to follow once the course is complete. We’ll assist you through our alumni program and with active job searching.
You’ll profit from Melbourne Polytechnic’s decades of experience in the disability sector, our constant updating of our courses and our ongoing participation on the re-accreditation committee.
Class sizes are limited to 10 students. We actively promote equality of representation and our commitment is to achieve a balance in the student group profile, to remove barriers on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race and age.
The course also includes 3 workshops for parents as Career Partners.
Industry connections and resources
You’ll undertake field visits to a broad range of workplaces, community groups, and recreational, cultural and educational facilities. You’ll benefit from Melbourne Polytechnic’s community and industry partnerships in hospitality.
You may gain full-time, part-time or casual work through your work placement in roles such as kitchen hand, food production.
You will complete 300 hours of practical placement. You’ll plan and organise this with one of our teachers, then evaluate the experience afterwards. In conjunction with a teacher, you’ll identify your strengths, weaknesses and future learning requirements to support employment.
You may be assessed using an integrated approach. Learning outcomes may be grouped together and assessment of the module achieved through an activity that takes into account of all learning outcomes. Assessment methods will respect your individual learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, oral questioning, short answer, practical exercise, role play, recorded report and observation. Methods may be varied in response to specific learning needs. The integrity of the learning outcome and assessment criteria should be maintained
Flexible delivery to meet your study needs
Class Schedule: *
Year 1 of 2
Year 2 of 2
Days will vary depending on electives chosen
*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 MethodsYou may be assessed using an integrated approach. Learning outcomes may be grouped together and assessment of the module achieved through an activity that takes into account of all learning outcomes. Assessment methods will respect your individual learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, oral questioning, short answer, practical exercise, role play, recorded report and observation. Methods may be varied in response to specific learning needs. The integrity of the learning outcome and assessment criteria should be maintained.
MaterialsYou need to supply:
- paper and pen
- mobile phone (to monitor time)
- topped-up MYKI card for excursions
- uniform of black T-shirt, black pants, closed leather shoes, black plastic apron and black hat
Entrance RequirementsApplicants to complete a Work Education Department entry report which will be followed by an interview. Minimum age 16 years. Candidates will have special learning needs (associated with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, ABI, or other) but have the potential and motivation for employment. Applicants should be interested in working in a Melbourne Polytechnic-based program, and have the support of his or her family or an advocate.
Pathways to further studyThe more education you complete, the more job opportunities you’ll have. You can use this course as a pathway into courses such as:
- FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing
- SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
Career PathwaysThe Certificate I in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door for your dream career. You can gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry in areas such as kitchen hand, events assistant and food production.
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.
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||20|
|TLIG1001A||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||40|
|VU21308||WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN SIMPLE, FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21664||PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT||50|
|VU21666||PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES||50|
|VU21771||DEVELOP INDIVIDUAL VOCATIONAL PLAN WITH SUPPORT||100|
|VU21772||DEVELOP PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR WORK||80|
|VU21773||PARTICIPATE IN VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES||400|
|VU21774||PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL PLACEMENT WITH SUPPORT||300|
|VU21775||DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE||30|
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.