Courses

Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

22238VIC

Did you leave school early, but you want to improve your literacy, maths and general education skills? Get the skills you need for employment and further study with the Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA).

Certificate III in General Education for Adults is for students who have had limited access to education, training and employment. In this course, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills. In literacy, you will learn how to read, to write, and to engage with a range of texts. In numeracy, you will learn how to use maths in everyday and formal situations. You will also learn how to do a project, how to research, and how to follow a learning plan.

Improve your skills in:

  • Academic research
  • Essay writing and editing
  • Sophisticated vocabulary and syntax
  • Information technology
  • Algebraic techniques
  • Statistical analysis

Industry connections and resources

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will have access to our libraries and other student services.

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.

Course outcomes

This course will help you improve your literacy, language and numeracy skills so you can find employment. When you finish this course, you can also move on to higher learning courses like Bridging Science, vocational education and training (VET) or tertiary studies.

Assessment

Assessment is continuous and ongoing. It focuses on the process of learning as well as the competencies stated in the modules.

Local Students

Code

22238VIC

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
370 nominal hours. If you have not completed your Certificate in the six-month period, you can apply to extend or continue your studies.

Part-time: available
Numeracy only or Literacy only enrolments possible

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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$555
Ineligible:$2701
Concession:$111

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

Project, Written Activities, Portfolio

Materials

Students will need to buy their own workbooks and stationary. Melbourne Polytechnic recommends they buy a calculator and a dictionary. The Institute will supply photocopied worksheets. Students will also have access to a wide range of services and facilities at the school 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.

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

  • July
  • Rolling

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
ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 50
VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21375 EVALUATE PATHWAY OPTIONS, DESIGN A LEARNING PLAN AND COMPILE A PORTFOLIO 30
VU21377 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21380 CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21381 CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21383 Analayse and evaluate numerical and statistical information 50
VU21385 USE FORMAL MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE AND SOLVE PROBLEMS 50
VU21389 DESIGN AND REVIEW A PROJECT 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.