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Work Education

Certificate I Of

Hospitality Code: 22302VIC Cricos: 099959D

Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

1 year full time / 2 years part time

Duration

1 year full time / 2 years part time

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

Get your start in the hospitality industry

If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream) will help you find your path to your hospitality career. Join a booming industry that is predicted to grow by another 12% in the next five years. You’ll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement opportunities. You’ll work in Melbourne Polytechnic’s commercial kitchen, assist in catering for functions, run and prepare food for sale in our produce shop. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the hospitality workforce.

State-of-the-art facilities and real-world skills

At Melbourne Polytechnic, our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program tailored to meet your interests and goals. You will have the opportunity to study units from our Certificate I in Food Processing, including cleaning and maintaining kitchens and equipment, hygiene and food safety, basic food preparation and presentation and venue set-up. Melbourne Polytechnic’s unique industry partnerships offer hospitality excursions and our own industry-standard kitchens have been used by Masterchef and the Great Australian Bake Off. You’ll have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before you 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 a career in the wide world of hospitality. You may gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry as a kitchen hand, an events assistant and or a food production assistant. You might also be able to continue to study for higher qualifications to achieve your hospitality dream - whether you want to be a butcher, a baker or a breadmaker.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The Certificate I in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door for your dream career. You can gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry in areas such as kitchen hand, events assistant and food production.
  • Event Assistant
  • Food Production Hand
  • Kitchen Hand

Pathways

The more education you complete, the more job opportunities you’ll have. You can use this course as a pathway into courses such as:

  • FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing
  • SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

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

How you learn

You will complete 300 hours of practical placement. You’ll plan and organise this with one of our teachers, then evaluate the experience afterwards. In conjunction with a teacher, you’ll identify your strengths, weaknesses and future learning requirements to support employment.

Class Schedule

2 Years:
Year 1 of 2
Mon AM-PM
Tues AM-PM
Wed AM-PM
Thur AM

Year 2 of 2
Days will vary depending on electives chosen, 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
VU21666 PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES Core 50
VU21308 WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN SIMPLE FAMILIAR SITUATIONS Core 30
VU21773 PARTICIPATE IN VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Core 400
TLIG1001A WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Core 40
VU21664 PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT Core 30
VU21774 PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL PLACEMENT WITH SUPPORT Core 300
VU21772 DEVELOP PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR WORK Core 80
BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS Core 20
VU21771 DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL VOCATIONAL PLAN WITH SUPPORT Core 100
VU21775 DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE Core 30
VU21041 COMPLETE FORMS Core 20

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 need to supply:

  • paper and pen
  • folder
  • mobile phone (to monitor time)
  • topped-up MYKI card for excursions
  • uniform of black T-shirt, black pants, closed leather shoes, black plastic apron and black hat

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 disability, autism spectrum, ABI, or other) but have the potential and motivation for employment. Applicants should be interested in working in a Melbourne Polytechnic-based program, and have the support of his or her family or an advocate.

Next Steps

Work Education students are required to complete and return an application form and attend an informal interview to find the best suited class and discuss any additional requirements that may be needed to support studies. All future students who have submitted an application will be contacted via email to schedule the interview between August and December.

Students will need to also organise a Unique Student Identifier (USI) if they don't have one which can be done online. Please bring this along to the interview session with any other documents and identification required which will be outlined to you in the email.