1 year full time / 2 years part time
1 year 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 (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.
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.
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.
The more education you complete, the more job opportunities you’ll have. You can use this course as a pathway into courses such as:
"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."
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.
Year 1 of 2
Year 2 of 2
Days will vary depending on electives chosen, flexible delivery to meet your study needs
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.
|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|
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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.
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