22236VIC -

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

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Develop important reading, writing and numeracy skills in this General Education course for Adults. 

You will develop skills:

  • in reading, writing, numeracy and communication
  • that meet your personal needs
  • that facilitate your participation in the community, in the workplace, and in further education and training.

Course essentials

Careers

  • Further education and training.

Course objectives

22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults aims to provide skill development in the areas of reading, writing and numeracy at AQF level I. The course also focuses on the development of general education skills and generic skills through the creation of an individual learning plan and the implementation of a project. The overall objective of this course is to provide the foundation level skills required for further higher level study, employment or community participation.

Units and electives

To be eligible for the award of the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults, learners must successfully complete a total of 16 units comprising:
Core - 2 units
Core Skills Reading - 3 units
Core Skills Writing - 3 units
Core Skills Numeracy and Mathematics - 4 units
Special Interest electives - 4 units which can be selected from:

  • units listed in the Special Interest Electives, which have not been previously completed, and / or
  • Core Skills Reading, Writing and Numeracy & Mathematics units from the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults or Core Skills, or the 22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) or the 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults, which have not been previously completed, and / or
  • units / modules which are first packaged in AQF level 1 or 2 qualifications in nationally endorsed training packages or accredited curriculum.

Core Units of Study

Core Units of Study - Reading

Three units will be chosen from the following:

Core Units of Study - Writing

Three units will be chosen from the following:

Core Units of Study - Numeracy and Mathematics

Four units will be chosen from the following:

Special InterestElective Units of Study

Four units will be chosen from the following:

Additional Electives

There are no pre-requisite unit requirements for 22236VIC Certificates I in General Education for Adults

Admission information

  • Selection of participants for 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults is based on their need to develop literacy, numeracy and general education skills for further study, employment or community participation. Participants in the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults should have literacy and language skills at least equivalent to 22235VIC Certificate I (Introductory) in General Education for Adults which is equivalent to Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 2. Participants in the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults should have numeracy skills at least equivalent to ACSF Level 1. At Level 2 of the ACSF language, literacy, and numeracy skills are characterised by the following: Comprehending and/or producing structurally simple and cohesive texts which are typically short and explicit Activities and assessments should relate to familiar and predictable contexts and structured support should be provided as required.

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 30 January 2015.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

  1. Complete the direct entry application form.
  2. Check the list of supplementary forms to see if your course requires any extra forms to be completed.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? Apply by completing the direct entry application form and any supplementary forms (if needed).

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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