22631VIC Certificate II in Work Education

VU course code: 22631VIC | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time
Face to Face
Footscray Nicholson


If you have special learning needs and would like to learn about working in hospitality, the Certificate II in Work Education 22631VIC at Victoria University is for you.

Designed for people with intellectual disability or cognitive impairment, this supportive program develops skills for work in hospitality. It is the next step up from the 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education, which gives you foundations for your first job.

The course is open to people with learning needs who are old enough to have completed school and would like to learn what is expected at work in kitchens and cafes.

Learning in professional hospitality facilities, you will experience the world of work with support from your teachers. With new confidence, you can build your skills in a real workplace during your practical placement.

In an inclusive, caring environment with specialist teachers, you will explore:

  • which jobs are right for you
  • what kind of behaviour is expected at work
  • safe ways of working.

We can also teach you how to travel to work using public transport, prepare simple meals in a professional kitchen, and how to interview for a job.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To be awarded the 22631VIC Certificate II in Work Education, a total of 10 units of competency must be achieved, comprising of: 3 core units 1 unit must be selected from the list of WHS/OHS units that best supports the vocational focus of the elective units selected 6 electives units from:

- elective units listed below, where units may be chosen from within or across any listed skill cluster

- units 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 and reflect the integrity and intent of the qualification.

Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




This job-skills course will help you to find and apply for your first job.

Once you have finished the course you will be ready for entry-level roles, like:

  • retail assistant
  • cafe server
  • kitchen assistant
  • cleaning team member
  • gardening assistant
  • supermarket worker.

VU stories

 Adam Furey
From the hallways of VU to employment in hospitality
Certificate I in Transition Education 22301VIC
"I've had work placements and gained skills and confidence working in garden maintenance, retail and supermarkets, cabinet making and hospitality. "
Adam's story