Certificate I in Developing Independence

Course Code 22333VIC
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration TBA

Course Overview

The 22333VIC Certificate I in Developing Independence is the recognised qualification for preparing to enter further vocational training and employment and is designed to help young people who are homeless or in housing who need to stabilize their lives and achieve the transition to independence.

This course will be delivered by the Teacher, Developing Independence, along with the Youth Development Worker who will organise workshops and opportunities for participation in the six service areas: Education, Employment, Health & Wellbeing, Social Connections, Civic Participation and Housing & Living Skills.

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

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 22333VIC Certificate I in Developing Independence course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue further work, further learning and community involvement.

Further studies
After gaining the 22333VIC Certificate I in Developing Independence, you may wish to pursue further training and complete courses such as:

  • Senior Secondary Certificates such as VCAL or VCE
  • Vocational Education and Training eg traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Adult and Community Education programs
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 22333VIC – Shepparton Education First Youth Foyer / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

This course will be delivered at the Shepparton Education First Youth Foyer via face-to-face and webinar sessions.

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.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Jeremy Solofa
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

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

22333VIC – Core Units

VU21999 – Build personal confidence
VU22000 – Create personal vision
VU22001 – Deal with conflict and stress
VU22002 – Develop and apply an education and career plan
VU22003 – Develop social competence
VU21998 – Recognise personal skills and capabilities

22333VIC – Elective Units

Unit list not available, please contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)

Assessment Methods

A holistic approach to assessment will be undertaken with the following evidence:

  • Completion of worksheets
  • Direct observation
  • Third party reports
  • Written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Written or oral documentation of participation in planned learning activities
  • Written or oral reflection on planned learning activities
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.