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Work Education

Certificate I Of

General Code: 22302VIC Cricos: 099959D

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

February

Build relevant skills in a non-competitive environment

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.

Learn from a course that is made especially for you

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.

Discover your dream career

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The Certificate 1 in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door to your dream career. You may also gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Horticulture and Animal Studies
  • Retail Assistant
  • Waiter
  • Nursery Retail Salesperson

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 II in Food Processing
  • Certificate II in Visual Arts
  • Certificate II in Animals Studies
  • Certificate II in Painting and Decorating

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

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

Flexible delivery to meet your study needs

Assessment Methods

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

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
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
VU21041 COMPLETE FORMS Core 20
VU21774 PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL PLACEMENT WITH SUPPORT Core 300

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
$1450.00 - $16250.00
$9976 per semester
$19952 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

You will need to supply the following:
  • notebook and pens
  • folder
  • mobile phone (to monitor time)
  • topped-up MYKI card for excursions

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

Applicants to complete a Work Education Department entry report which will be followed by an interview. Minimum age 16 years. Candidates will have special learning needs (associated with intellectual/learning disability, autism spectrum, ABI, or other) but have the potential and motivation for employment. Applicants should have the support of his or her family or an advocate.

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.