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:
- 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
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
- safety boots for undertaking back-of-house activities
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 as varied as:
- FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing
- SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
- 22447VIC Certificate I in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt
Career PathwaysThe 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.
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.