Develop important reading, writing and numeracy skills with a Certificate I in General Education for Adults at Victoria Polytechnic.
You will develop important skills and gain confidence in:
- reading and writing
- numeracy and mathematics
- communication – listening and speaking
- use of computers.
You’ll learn in a supportive and encouraging environment. This course will help you meet your personal needs as well as help you to participate in the community. You’ll also be prepared for further study and increase your employment opportunities.
This certificate is designed for adults (migrants and native English speakers) who have had limited formal education or wish to improve their skills to return to work or formal study.
When you complete this course, you’ll be able to:
- clarify project goals with a support person
- understand familiar texts
- create simple texts
- use simple mathematics.
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- Further education and training.
22236VIC Certificate I in General Education For Adults qualification learning outcomes are as follows:
Graduates at this level will have foundational knowledge for everyday life, further learning and preparation for initial work through:
• of the importance of documenting learning to support progress and factors which can support or hinder progress in learning;
• that different learning strategies and how they contribute to learning;
• that texts have different audiences and purposes;
• of reading strategies and features in routine texts;
• of basic structural conventions of text, and;
• that signs / prints/ symbols represent meaning in familiar mathematical information.
Graduates at this level will have foundational cognitive, technical and communication skills to:
• clarify project goals with an appropriate support person, plan, carry out, document and evaluate a project;
• design, monitor and document an individual learning plan, and maintain a portfolio of evidence;
• read, interpret and evaluate familiar texts;
• create a range or routine texts with some specialised vocabulary;
• interpret, use, estimate and calculate a range of simple numerical information for immediate personal purposes and some less familiar contexts, and;
• use print based and digital mediums to engage with and create texts of limited complexity.
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy in highly structured and stable contexts and within narrow parameters through:
• working to an agreed program to plan, document and monitor progress towards achieving learning goals;
• practical application of an agreed action plan in a project activity in a familiar context and/or around a specific content area of interest;
• interpreting and evaluating familiar texts of limited complexity in a range of familiar contexts;
• creating a range of everyday paper based and digital texts of limited complexity related to personal purposes, which may include some unfamiliar aspects, and;
• applies mathematical information and problem solving strategies in familiar contexts.
To be awarded 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults, a student must successfully complete a total of sixteen (16) units of competency, comprising of:
- two (2) core units;
- three (3) core skills reading units;
- three (3) core skills writing units;
- four (4) core skills numeracy and mathematics units, and;
- four (4) special interest electives, which can be selected from:
- special interest elective units listed in the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults curriculum, which have not been previously completed, and/or;
- core skills reading, writing and numeracy and mathematic units listed in the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults curriculum or the 22235VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) curriculum or the 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults curriculum, 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 Skills: Reading
Core Skills: Writing
Core Skills: Numeracy and Mathematics
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type: VET
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Applicants are best placed to successfully undertake this qualification if they have language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment.
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 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply for this course
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:
Use our Admissions centre to
- Save incomplete applications to finish later
- Submit applications for one or more courses
- Track the progress of your applications
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