22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults

VU course code: 22474VIC | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time
Face to Face
Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine, Werribee


Further develop your skills in literacy, numeracy and communications to critically analyse complex texts and perform a range of numeracy tasks with the Certificate III in General Education for Adults 22474VIC at Victoria University.

You will improve on and enhance your skills in:

  • reading and writing
  • numeracy
  • communication
  • digital literacy.

This certificate is designed for people looking to advance their skills for the workplace or to go onto further study.

Upon completion of this course you will have developed skills to read, interpret, critically analyse and create highly complex texts. You will also gain confidence in being able to perform a broad range of complex mathematical tasks.

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

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. To be awarded the 22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults, a student must successfully complete a total of eight (8) units of competency, comprising of:

  • one (1) core unit, and;

  • seven (7) elective units, comprising of:

  • four (4) core skills units from either reading, writing, numeracy and mathematics;
  • three (3) special interest electives units, which can be selected from:
  • units listed in the special interest electives list, which have not previously been completed, and/or;
  • core skills reading, writing and numeracy and mathematics units from the 22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults, or the 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults, which have not previously been completed, and/or;
  • units/modules which are first packaged in AQF level 3 or 4 qualifications in nationally endorsed training packages or accredited curriculum.


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.




General education studies at Victoria University Polytechnic can help you get your foot in the door for future studies and your dream career.

This course will improve your literacy, numeracy, communication and computer skills, as well as improve your confidence. These skills will create more options for your career path in the future. Studying this course will help you access further certificates in general education, further TAFE studies or other training or work opportunities.