12 months full time / 2 years part time
12 months full time / 2 years part time
If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Work Education (General Stream) will help you find your path to your dream career. Work education courses help build confidence and skills for entering the workforce. You’ll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement. You’ll learn vocational and job-seeking skills as part of your individualised program. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will help your future in the workforce.
At Melbourne Polytechnic, our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program to meet your interests and goals. You can choose from vocational electives including clerical, multimedia, introduction to trades, horticulture, introduction to hospitality, retail, performing arts and warehouse/packing. Melbourne Polytechnic’s unique industry partnerships offer excursions and classes to be delivered onsite in many areas. Plus, all students have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before they graduate, with 300 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths and future goals. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing a pathway plan to follow once the course is complete and assisting with active job searching. Best of all, class sizes are limited to ten students, so you’ll receive individual attention. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners.
This course is the first step towards your dream career. You may gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries such as retail, hospitality, horticulture or animal studies. You might also continue to study for other qualifications to achieve your goals.
"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."
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You may be assessed using an integrated approach. Learning outcomes may be grouped together and assessment of the module achieved through an activity that takes into account of all learning outcomes. Assessment methods will respect your individual 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. The integrity of the learning outcome and assessment criteria should be maintained
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|VU21308||WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN SIMPLE FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||Core||30|
|TLIG1001A||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||Core||40|
|VU21771||DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL VOCATIONAL PLAN WITH SUPPORT||Core||100|
|VU21664||PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT||Core||30|
|VU21772||DEVELOP PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR WORK||Core||80|
|VU21775||DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR WORKPLACE||Core||30|
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||Core||20|
|VU21773||PARTICIPATE IN VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES||Core||400|
|VU21666||PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES||Core||50|
|VU21774||PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL PLACEMENT WITH SUPPORT||Core||300|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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.
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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.
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