22236VIC - Certificate I in General Education For Adults

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Course essentials

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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.

Careers

  • Further education and training.

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

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.

Course structure

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.

This course may be delivered over one semester or one year (two semesters).

Core Units of Study:

Core Units of Study - Reading

Three units will be chosen from the following:

Core Units of Study - Writing

Three (3) units will be chosen from the following:

Core Units of Study - Numeracy and Mathematics

Four (4) units will be chosen from the following:

Special Interest Elective Units of Study:

Four (4) units will be chosen from the following:

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

Admission requirements

  • 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

Direct applications due 2 November 2015.

Before applying:

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When you're ready:

Complete the direct entry application form.

Direct applications due 2 November 2015.

After you apply:

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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