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General Education for Adults (CGEA)

Certificate I Of

Code: 22472VIC

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

6 months full time / available part time

Duration

6 months full time / available part time

Next Intake

Midyear, Rolling

Next Intake

July

Improve your literacy and numeracy skills

If you left school early and want to improve your literacy and numeracy skills, you should consider Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory). Our course is designed for people who have had limited opportunities for study and work, and will improve your literacy skills and numeracy skills for everyday use. You will learn how to engage with simple texts, how to work with numbers and money and even how to use the internet and send emails. Your self-esteem and confidence will grow as your skills improve, and you’ll find independence and active participation in the community much easier.

Get personalised help from friendly teachers

Before you start the course, our helpful teachers will talk to you about your skills and goals. They will make a learning program for you based on your needs. Along with skills for the workplace and social and personal skills, you will learn skills to prepare you for future study, such as how to do a project and how to make a learning portfolio. 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). As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you will be able to use our libraries, computer labs and other student services, including sports facilities.

Your new skills will open doors

This course is the first step in improving your language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to improve your employability or to start working towards your dream career. These skills can help you find and keep a job and take part in the community. You can talk to the Melbourne Polytechnic team about using your new skills for further study to achieve your dream job.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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

Pathways

The 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) provides a pathway into the 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

Numeracy only or Literacy only enrolments possible

Assessment Methods

Project, Written Activities, Portfolio

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
VU21331 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE Core 25
VU21323 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO Core 20
VU21333 WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Core 30
VU21336 WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Core 30
VU21332 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Core 25
VU21349 IDENTIFY THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM Core 30
VU21328 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Core 25
VU21329 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Core 25
VU21324 PLAN AND UNDERTAKE A PROJECT Core 30
VU21335 WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Core 30
BSBITU102 DEVELOP KEYBOARD SKILLS Core 40
VU21330 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 25
VU21338 WORK WITH AND INTERPRET STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE TEXTS Core 30
VU21327 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES Core 25
VU21326 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 25
VU21325 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Core 25

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$700.00 - $3400.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.