Develop skills in both the classroom and on the job in the Certificate II in Work Education. You’ll learn vocational, job-seeking, teamwork and communication skills. Our qualified advisors and educators will help you respond to a continually changing world.
Build relevant skills
Your vocational subject electives are Retail and Warehouse, in a customised program tailored to achieve positive outcomes and set you up for the future.
Class sizes are limited to ten students. We actively promote equality of representation and aim to achieve a balance in the student group profile, to remove barriers on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race and age.
Industry connections and resources
A significant part of Work Education Department training involves field visits to a broad range of workplaces and cultural and educational facilities. You’ll benefit from our partnerships in the areas of warehouse and retail
The benefits continue at the end of the program with pathway planning – documenting your strengths and vocational pathways and preparing an action plan to follow once the course is complete. We’ll assist you through our alumni program and with active job searching. You’ll benefit from our long history in the disability sector.
The Certificate II in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door to your dream career. You may be qualified for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, and Horticulture depending on electives you select. The course also includes 3 workshops for parents as Career Partners.
You will complete 250 hours of work placement. 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.
Class Schedule: *
Monday and Tuesday
*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 MethodsAssessment methods will respect your individual learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, verbal questioning, short answer, written, role play and observation. Methods may be varied in response to specific learning needs.
MaterialsYou will need to supply the following:
- notebook and pens
- mobile phone (to monitor time)
- topped-up Myki card for excursions
- black pants, black t-shirt, black shoes (Retail elective)
- safety boots (Warehouse elective)
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/learning 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 studyThere is a range of potential further education pathways from the qualification when units of competency from accredited curricula or endorsed training packages are completed as part of this course. Pathways include:
- Cert II in Retail Services
- Cert II in Warehousing Operations
- Cert II in Food Processing
Career PathwaysThe Certificate II in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door to your dream career. You may be qualified for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, and Horticulture depending on electives you select.
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.
|SIRXCOM001||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE TO SUPPORT TEAM AND CUSTOMER OUTCOMES||40|
|TLIF1001||FOLLOW WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES||20|
|VU21055||DEVELOP JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS||20|
|VU22574||INVESTIGATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES||80|
|VU22575||IDENTIFY WORKPLACE EXPECTATIONS||150|
|VU22576||UNDERTAKE A WORK PLACEMENT||250|
|VU22577||DEVELOP INDEPENDENT TRAVEL SKILLS||100|
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.