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22302VIC - Certificate I in Work Education

Details for Australian residents

You are considered an Australian resident (domestic student) if you:
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • Are an Australian permanent resident; or
  • Hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
You are considered an international student if you:
  • are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • do not hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa; and
  • are not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • hold a temporary visa.

Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website for more information about studying in Australia on a student visa.

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Course essentials

VU’s Work Education Program prepares young people with special learning needs for employment or vocational education.

Students are prepared for work in the real world, develop community awareness, independence and an understanding and knowledge of other courses they can go on to.



This one-year pathway course will help you reach your career goals, giving you the confidence you need to pursue further study, or enter the workforce.

Employment rates

It is widely recognised that the more education you have completed, the more opportunities you’ll have in the job market. Work Education studies at VU is one way of getting your foot in the door for your future studies and your dream career.

Find out about our many study options and pathways.

Support to succeed

Our Language and Learning team provides a range of face-to-face support services to help you succeed. From writing skills, general study and assessment skills, to online resources and peer mentoring, we are here for you.

Highly recommended

90 per cent of VU TAFE graduates would recommend VU (VU Vocational and Further Education Graduate Outcomes survey).

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 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

Course objectives

The outcomes of the 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education are consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 1 through:

  • Developing knowledge of:
  • work related WHS procedures and requirements;
  • sources of information on a range of industries;
  • sources of information to identify the job seeking process and employment opportunities;
  • strategies for setting work related goals;
  • education/training requirements for specific jobs.
  • Developing skills to:
  • develop a personal vocational plan to explore different options;
  • access information and resources to support achievement of vocational goals;
  • apply strategies for self-development to support workplace participation;
  • use technology to access information and resources to support vocational goals.

Application of skills and knowledge in highly structured, personally relevant and supported contexts. These outcomes are in line with AQTF guidelines for Certificate I qualifications.

Course structure

To be eligible for the award of 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education learners must successfully complete a total of 10 units comprising:

  • 7 core units
  • 3 electives which may be selected from:
  • units listed below
  • units first packaged in Certificate I qualifications in endorsed training packages or accredited curriculum
  • units first packaged in a ‘Course in..’ in accredited curriculum.

Where the qualification is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.

Units must be chosen in accordance with the course rules specified in the 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education, Version 1, January 2016 Curriculum along with the University's approval.

Admission requirements

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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Applicants must be recognised as having an intellectual disability or learning difficulty.

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.

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.

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

Before applying:

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When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 31 December 2017.

After you apply:

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387)
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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