12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Work Education will help you find your path to your dream career. This qualification will build on skills learned in the Certificate I courses and continue to build confidence and essential skills for entering the workforce. You’ll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement opportunities in retail, warehouse and or theatre work. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the workforce.
At Melbourne Polytechnic, we have a long history in disability sector. Our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program tailored to your interests and goals. Melbourne Polytechnic’s unique industry partnerships offer field trips in the areas of warehouse, retail and theatre. Plus, all students have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before they graduate, with 250 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths and future goals. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing an action 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.
This course is the first step in towards your dream career. You may also gain employment at entry level in the retail, warehouse logistics industries, theatre or events. You might also continue to study for higher qualifications to achieve your goals.
There is a range of potential further education pathways from the qualification when units of competency from accredited curricula or endorsed training packages are completed as part of this course. Pathways include:
"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 250 hours of work placement. 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.
Assessment methods will respect your individual learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, verbal questioning, short answer, written, role play and observation. Methods may be varied in response to specific learning needs.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|VU22574||Investigate job opportunities||Core||80|
|VU22575||Identify workplace expectations||Core||150|
|SIRXCOM001||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE TO SUPPORT TEAM AND CUSTOMER OUTCOMES||Core||40|
|VU22576||Undertake a work placement||Core||250|
|VU22577||Develop independent travel skills||Core||100|
|TLIF1001||Follow work health and safety procedures||Core||20|
|VU21055||Develop job interview skills||Core||20|
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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.
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Attend an Info Session
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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