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 (Ignition Theatre Stream) will help you find your path to your dream career. We will teach you about the varied aspects of creating and performing in a theatre show, whilst teaching you skills which improve your chances of finding a job. You’ll learn in the classroom and in the theatre, enjoying the experience of writing the script, acting, lighting, stage design, sound, stage management and marketing for your theatre show. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the performing arts and the workforce beyond.
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’re proud to work alongside Ignition Theatre, the first and only TAFE theatre course for people with autism, learning needs and disabilities. Together, we recognise and build the skills and talents of our students who may not get the chance in mainstream theatre courses. As part of our Certificate I in Work Education (Ignition Theatre Stream), you’ll explore various art forms within theatre and uncover hidden talents. You’ll go to the theatre with your classmates. Plus, you’ll develop confident personal presentation that is valuable in any workplace. Our experienced teachers will give you individual attention and prepare you for the workforce, through a supported job interview, CV writing and a pathway plan when you finish your course. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate I in Work Education (Ignition Theatre Stream) is a fun and creative way to learn skills that are necessary for employment. Some of our recent graduates are acting with community theatre companies such as the Rollercoaster Theatre Company, which was set up by our former Ignition Theatre students. You may gain employment at entry level in the performing arts industry as a stagehand or an events assistant. Your confidence might also lead to work in the retail or hospitality industry.
"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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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.
|VU21774||PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICAL PLACEMENT WITH SUPPORT||Core||300|
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||Core||20|
|TLIG1001A||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||Core||40|
|VU21666||PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES||Core||50|
|VU21308||WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN SIMPLE FAMILIAR SITUATIONS||Core||30|
|VU21771||DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL VOCATIONAL PLAN WITH SUPPORT||Core||100|
|VU21773||PARTICIPATE IN VOCATIONAL ACTIVITIES||Core||400|
|VU21664||PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT||Core||30|
|VU21772||DEVELOP PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR WORK||Core||80|
|VU21775||DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR 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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