Courses

Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

Bridging and Preparatory Studies

The Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA) is designed for adults who left school early and need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to pursue further education.

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Individual learning program

Did you leave school early and find you need to improve your literacy and numeracy skills to pursue higher or further education? If so, then Melbourne Polytechnic’s open age course is for you. Designed for a range of students whose life experiences have limited their access to education, training and employment.

Prior to entry, you will be assessed by our passionate, experienced teachers. They will provide you with an individually tailored learning program suitable for your needs. Your pre-training assessment will examine your learning goals so they can be included in your program.

The aim of the course is to improve skills in:

  • research
  • essay writing and editing
  • sophisticated vocabulary and syntax
  • higher order thinking
  • ICT
  • algebraic techniques
  • statistical analysis

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.

Employment outcomes

You will gain better literacy, language and numeracy skills required for general employment outcomes. This course is a pathway to higher learning such as Bridging science, vocational education and training (VET), or Tertiary studies.

Contact

For further information on the Certificate II in General Education for Adults, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22237VIC

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
350-370 nominal hours. If you have not completed the Certificate in the six-month period you can apply to continue/extend your studies.

Part-time: available
Flexible learning.

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

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

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$481
Ineligible:$2500
Concession:$96
Materials:$60

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

There are no exams. Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competencies stated in the modules of the CGEA.

Materials

You will need to buy your own workbooks and stationery and we recommend you buy a calculator and a dictionary.
We will supply photocopied worksheets. You will also have access to a wide range of services and facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic, 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

Successful completion of this course will enable you to study a wide range of courses at a higher level such as Bridging science, VET or Tertiary studies. You can also pathway to Certificate III in General Education for Adults.

Career Pathways

This course is the first step in improving language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to improve your employability skills or to start working towards your dream career.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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
VU21353 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU21354 IMPLEMENT AND REVIEW A PROJECT 30
VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21356 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21360 CREATE A RANGE OF TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21362 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 30
VU21363 INVESTIGATE AND INTERPRET SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS AND RELATED FORMULAE IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50
VU21364 INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.