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Transition Education

Certificate I in

Work Education Code: 22301VIC Cricos: 094458K
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

Minimum age of 16 years. Special learning needs.

Requirements

Complete an entry report and an interview.

Next Intake

Ongoing, February

Next Intake

February

Learn independent life and social skills

If you are not quite ready for work but interested in learning skills valued by employers in the workplace such as independence, team work, communication, recreation and social skills, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Transition Education is for you. You will explore and participate in work and community activities. The skills you’ll learn will depend on your goals and abilities and include using public transport, using technology safely, social skills, reading and writing, budgeting, basic cooking, recreation and health, creative media, dance and movement and exploring future options. Your self-esteem and confidence will grow as your interpersonal skills improve, and you’ll find independence and active participation in the community much easier.

Learn from the best in Victoria

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). We are very experienced at teaching students with a disability so you can be confident that you will have the support you need. We’ll work with you, your family and advocate or carer to create an individual learning plan based on your needs and goals so you can learn at your own pace. Your class will have a maximum of ten students to ensure you have you have an individualised program in a caring and supportive environment. You’ll benefit from real-life interactions with Darebin City Council, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Metro Trains Community Education Unit, Ambulance, Police and Fire Services and the TREV Sports Tournament. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners.

Get ready for the workplace

This course will provide the essential foundation to increasing your confidence, independence and life skills. You could graduate and choose another course, such as Certificate I in Work Education – General, Hospitality or Ignition Theatre streams or Certificate II in Food Processing.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This course will provide the essential foundation to increasing your confidence, life skills and exploring future options, work interests and pathways.

Pathways

The more education you complete, the more job opportunities you’ll have. You can use this course as a pathway into courses as varied as:
  • Certificate I in Work Education
  • Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts
  • Certificate II in Animals Studies
  • Certificate II in Painting and Decorating

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Flexible
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

You may be assessed using an integrated approach. Learning outcomes may be grouped together and assessment of the module may be achieved through an activity that takes into account all learning outcomes. Assessment methods will respect your learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, oral questioning, short answer, practical exercise, role play, recorded report and observation. Methods may be varied in response to specific learning needs

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
VU21743 GIVE AND FOLLOW SIMPLE DIRECTIONS Core 25
VU21782 EXPLORE PERSONAL HEALTH ISSUES Core 50
VU21780 PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Core 150
VU21741 WRITE SIMPLE SENTENCES Core 70
VU21786 PARTICIPATE IN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES Core 50
VU21785 PARTICIPATE IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES Core 50
VU21776 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN WITH SUPPORT Core 150
VU21783 ACCESS THE MEDIA Core 50
VU21781 USE TECHNOLOGY FOR A RANGE OF PURPOSES Core 150
VU21788 APPLY NUMERACY FOR A RANGE OF PURPOSES Core 50
VU21734 RECOGNISE AND USE TIME Core 40
VU21777 ENHANCE SELF DEVELOPMENT Core 150
VU21787 APPLY COMMUNICATION FOR A RANGE OF PURPOSES Core 50
VU21298 CONDUCT A PROJECT WITH GUIDANCE Core 20
VU21046 PREPARE A SIMPLE BUDGET Core 20
VU21779 INVESTIGATE FUTURE OPTIONS FOR FURTHER TRAINING, WORK OR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Core 150
VU21778 PARTICIPATE IN TRAVEL ACTIVITIES Core 150

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $290 $1450 $17000
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $465 $1700 $17250
Per year $19952
Per semester $9976

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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20% of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

You need to supply:
  • paper and pen
  • folder
  • mobile phone (to monitor time)
  • topped-up MYKI card for excursions

No books are required.

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.
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Requirements

You’ll be asked to complete an entry report and an interview. You’ll be 16 years or over, have special learning needs (intellectual/learning disability, autism spectrum, ABI or other) and the potential and motivation for employment. You have the support of your family/advocate. Complete an entry report and an interview. Have special learning needs (intellectual/learning disability, autism spectrum, ABI or other)

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.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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