Gain valuable workplace skills and confidence with a Certificate II in Work Education at Victoria University Polytechnic.
This course offers people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop hands-on skills in simulated and authentic work place settings. You will have the opportunity to select either hospitality or sport electives.
To provide you with an authentic employment experience, this course includes two supported work-placement blocks. For your simulated workplace training, you will learn in state-of-the-art hospitality and sport facilities.
This course will give you an understanding of workplace expectations. You will be supported to gain skills in:
- job seeking and employability
- personal management
- teamwork and communication
- basic literacy and numeracy
- use of everyday technology.
This course will improve your employment opportunities and ensure you feel more prepared to enter the workforce. Once complete, you can pathway into other Certificate II or III courses or gain entry-level employment.
We also have a range of academic support programs that can help you if you are struggling with your studies.
We can help you with your assignments and assessment tasks, maths, writing skills and English language support, as well as showing you effective ways to study and manage your time and preparation. Our study support programs include:
- workshops and study groups
- student mentors and peer learning
- maths and writing resources.
Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.
You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:
- e-learning content for courses
- student email
- student software packages
- social networking tools.
On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:
As part of Victoria University, Victoria University Polytechnic believes in inclusivity, diversity and opportunity. Studying with us means you’ll be learning in an environment that values community empowerment.
Victoria University received the highest rating of five stars for cultural diversity by the Good Universities Guide. Our students feel fortunate to learn in a setting that has such a rich representation of cultures.
VU also works to address refugee issues, tackle diversity and social inclusion issues and improve the health and social wellbeing of the region. We are proud of our varied cultural and community engagement projects with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities.
It's widely recognised that the more education you have completed, the more opportunities you’ll have in the job market. Studying at Victoria University Polytechnic will improve your skills and confidence to help you transition into adult education or work.
This pathway course will help you to enter the workforce and reach your career goals. You'll be ready for entry-level employment (e.g. as a retail assistant), or further study or vocational training to gain employment.
To be awarded the 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education, a student must successfully complete a total of eight (8) units of competency, comprising of:
- three (3) core units, and;
- five (5) elective units, of which:
- one (1) unit must be selected from the WHS/OHS elective units listed in 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education, and;
- four (4) units may be selected from the units listed in 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education, or from other endorsed or accredited training products where the unit(s) are first packaged in AQF Level 1, 2 or 3 qualifications in the source training product.
Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.
The Certificate II in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school aged learners with permanent intellectual disabilities to develop employment ready skills, knowledge and behaviours.
The outcomes of the 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education are consistent with Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 2 through:
- development of basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge of a defined area of work and learning in:
- WHS/OHS rights, obligations, procedures and processes;
- workplace behavioural expectations;
- requirements and features of a range of jobs;
- development of basic cognitive, technical and communication skills;
- participate effectively in a workplace;
- manage own time;
- apply defined personal protective and contingency strategies, and;
- undertake a work placement.
Skills and knowledge at this level will be applied in structured and stable contexts within a defined range of parameters. The volume of learning for this qualification would typically be a minimum of 1 year due to the additional time required to reinforce learning for the intended cohort. The volume of learning incorporates structured training delivery and extensive opportunities for practice and reinforcement of skills.
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
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. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
- 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 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.
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
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.