Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Code 22474VIC
Campus Seymour - Wallis Street
Duration 280 hours

Course Overview

The 22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults is the recognised education program that further supports students who wish to continue their education at TAFE or university.

This course will assist you in improving your reading, writing and numeracy skills in readiness for further education and training within the vocational education and training (VET) and university sectors. The class is delivered with a range of learning groups and you will be expected to work independently at times.

This course is delivered on campus. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

Further studies
After gaining the 22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults, you might wish to undertake further study at diploma level or in undergraduate university courses.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Seymour – Wallis Street Pathways – 3 Days p/week – Starts 28th Jan – 9:00am to 4:00pm – SEMESTER 1/ 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street Pathways – 3 Days p/week – Starts 15th July – 9:00am to 4:00pm – SEMESTER 2/2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and also complete some study at home, in their own time.

An example of the commitment required for this course is:

Classroom – 3 days per week, from 9am-4.00pm

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Kerry Simpson
Location: Seymour

Name: Alison Hatt
Location: Seymour

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 280 $1.74 $487.20 $7.00 $1,960.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 280 $0.34 $97.44 $7.00 $1,960.00
Full Fee 280 $1.74 $487.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 280 $0.10 $28.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
It is recommended that participants in the 22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults should have literacy & numeracy skills which are equivalent to Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 4.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview with the Course Coordinator
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

22474VIC – Core Units

VU22434 – Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio

22474VIC – Elective Units

VU22442 – Analyse and evaluate numerical and statistical information
VU22440 – Create a range of highly complex texts for learning purposes
VU22439 – Create a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes
VU22446 – Design and review a project
VU22436 – Engage with a range of highly complex texts for learning purposes
VU22435 – Engage with a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes
VU22422 – Investigate and interpret shapes and measurements and related formulae

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Written tasks
  • Oral assessments/presentations
  • Portfolios
  • Audio/visual records
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.