Work Education Department

The Work Education Department at Melbourne Polytechnic provides high quality pre-vocational and vocational education and training (VET) to students with a range of disabilities.

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Kathy Kondekas

Department Manager

 

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Meet our students

Our students identify their unique strengths and learning styles and explore opportunities to learn new skills that will enhance their employment prospects and improve their social and community participation.

Their participation in all aspects of Work Education Department training gives them and our industry partners a realistic understanding of suitable potential career pathways.

The opportunities and activities offered by our community partners also expand our students' experiences and networks which increase their ability to share their interests with other members of their community.

Read their stories

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Simone's Story

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Sofie's Story

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Renee's Story

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'The Work Education course is great. I'm enjoying all my classes. In March I had a successful work experience placement at Priceline.' Melissa

Work is a very important part of life and so is participation in interesting and valued activities. The learning activities through the Work Education Department include classroom and offsite training, industry and community visits and practical placements, community excursions, performing and visual arts projects, film making, hospitality and trades specific training.

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Where are they now?

Our Philosophy

The staff in the Work Education Department work closely with students with disabilities in a cooperative partnership in the delivery of a competency based training program. Our commitment is in meeting individual needs, assisting the student group to develop vocational, social and employability skills. Our approach is flexible, inclusive and supportive in a non competitive setting. We actively promote equality of representation and our commitment is to achieve a balance in the student group profile, to remove barriers on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race and age.

Mission Statement

We are a learning department, a community and a business.
We commit to and value life long learning, excellence, honesty, respect and integrity.
We act with dignity in our relationships.

Our Values

We respect by embracing individuality and diversity.
We create by developing pathways and opportunities to empower, build confidence and positive outcomes.
We respond by addressing individual strengths and needs.
We celebrate through acknowledging learning and achievements.

Alumni

Every year we host a gathering for students from the previous 2 years. At this event, students and staff catch up, learn where they are now, and in some cases, students are linked in with new services if they are no longer actively linked with relevant services.

Courses
Certificate I in Food Processing - Work Education
Learn the skills you need to gain employment in food production or a kitchen with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Food Processing.

Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Our Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy will help develop your literacy, numeracy and communication skills for the workplace. This training will improve your interpersonal skills and increase your self-esteem and confidence.

Certificate I in Transition Education - Work Education Department
You may come to us from school. You want to learn independent life skills, gain more confidence and improve social skills to participate in the community or progress to further study after this course.

Certificate I in Work Education - Hospitality
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality) will help you find your niche in hospitality. Whether your goal is to do further study or to gain employment, we’ll design an individual education program to meet your learning needs

Certificate I in Work Education - Ignition Theatre
Are you aged 16 years and above? Do you want to learn life and work skills before you look for a job? Could you be planning to do more study?

Certificate I in Work Education - General
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education will help you find your niche. Whether your goal is to go on to further study or to gain employment, we’ll design an individual education program to meet your learning needs.

Certificate II in Food Processing - Work Education
Studying a Certificate II in Food Processing will help you secure employment in food production or a kitchen.

Certificate II in Work Education
Develop skills in both the classroom and on the job in the Certificate II in Work Education. You’ll learn vocational, job-seeking, teamwork and communication skills. Our qualified advisors and educators will help you respond to a continually changing world.

Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Melbourne Polytechnic's Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy is a program designed to improve skills in reading, writing, numeracy, listening and oral communication based on your needs and interests to increase independence and active participation in the community.

 



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