Courses

Certificate I in Work Education

Ignition Theatre

22302VIC

Are you aged 16 years and above? Do you want to learn life and work skills before you look for a job? Could you be planning to do more study?

Your Certificate I in Work Education – Ignition Theatre gives you the chance to learn about all aspects of creating and performing a theatre show.

You’ll enjoy writing the script, acting, lighting, stage design, sound, stage management and marketing.

You’ll learn ‘enterprise skills’ which improve your chances of finding a job:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Communication skills

Some of our recent graduates are acting with community theatre companies such as; Rollercoaster Theatre Company which was set up by our former Ignition Theatre students.

Did you know…

Melbourne Polytechnic leads the education sector in experience and innovation for transition and work education. In 2018, we won ‘Inclusive Training Provider‘ in the Department of Education’s Victorian Training Awards (VTA).

Why study work education/ignition theatre?

You’ll thrive in a creative environment and let your love of theatre and creativity run wild. You’ll explore various art forms within theatre and uncover hidden talents.

You’ll develop confident personal presentation and public speaking skills that are valuable in any workplace.

You’ll have the chance to go to the theatre with your classmates so you have a chance to pick up tips, ideas, and enjoy the magic of theatre.

Why study work education/ignition theatre at Melbourne Polytechnic?

Ignition Theatre is ahead of its time as the first and only TAFE theatre course for people with autism, learning needs and disabilities.

We recognise and build the skills and talents of our students who may not get the chance in mainstream theatre courses.

You’ll go on a work placement which our team of teachers will find for you. You’ll have a job interview, which a teacher will attend with you, to learn about the work conditions and what you need to wear.

We’ll help you make an action plan to follow when you complete the course. You’ll have help writing a CV and looking at job options. You can also join our alumni to reconnect with us.

Why study at Melbourne Polytechnic?

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering job-related training since 1912. We offer modern, hands-on TAFE (VET) and higher education (degree) programs. You’ll learn real-life skills for real-world workplaces from our enthusiastic teachers. We are the largest training provider in Melbourne’s north with six campuses plus a campus in Prahran

Local Students

Code

22302VIC

Campuses

Preston

Department

Work Education
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: 2 years
flexible delivery to meet your study needs

Class Schedule: *

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

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

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$1400
Ineligible:$15000
Concession:$280

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

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.

Materials

You need to supply:
  • paper and pen
  • folder
  • mobile phone (to monitor time)
  • topped-up MYKI card for excursions
  • safety boots for undertaking back-of-house activities
No books are required.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants 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 study

The more education you complete, the more job opportunities you’ll have. You can use this course as a pathway into courses as varied as:
  • FDF20101 Certificate II in Food Processing
  • SIT30813 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • 22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
  • 22215VIC Certificate I in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt

Career Pathways

The Certificate I in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door for your dream career. You may gain employment at entry level in the Performing Arts industry in areas such as retail, events assistant and stage hand.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

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
BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS 20
TLIG1001A WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS 40
VU21041 COMPLETE FORMS 20
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.