Courses

Certificate III in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

Bridging and Preparatory Studies

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III 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 education? If so, Melbourne Polytechnic’s open age course is for you. It’s 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 experienced teachers who 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.

Local Students

Code

22238VIC

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
350-370 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
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:$362
Ineligible:$1750
Concession:$72
Materials:$60

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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 and you’ll also have access to a wide range of services and facilities 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. It is possible for a student to complete the certificates through a combination of educational providers and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any finished modules when a course is not completed.

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

  • 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
VU21343 UNDERTAKE A SIMPLE INVESTIGATION OF HEALTH AND WELL BEING 20
VU21375 EVALUATE PATHWAY OPTIONS, DESIGN A LEARNING PLAN AND COMPILE A PORTFOLIO 30
VU21376 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 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
VU21384 USE ALGEBRAIC TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS 50
VU21386 INVESTIGATE CURRENT ISSUES 25

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.