General Education

Whether you’re an early school leaver or someone who needs to retrain for the future, we have the right course. GOTAFE general education courses focus on reading and writing, maths and using computers. We know it can be a bit daunting, so make a learning plan that fits where you’re at. Our friendly and knowledgeable teachers want you to learn and succeed, whatever your goals. We focus on building your confidence to give it a go.

Our VCAL and work education courses focus on developing practical skills. Learn how to get a job, take part at work and be good with your money. Use your study to increase your job opportunities, community involvement and your own satisfaction.

Small class sizes mean you get the attention you need. We group our students together who have similar needs or life experience. This gives you the chance to meet others, share challenges, ask questions and support each other.

Learn general work skills for whatever you want to do next. Go on to further study or enter the workforce with confidence in your knowledge and ability.

You may also be able to access funding through the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, a program funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Click here for further information Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

COURSES AVAILABLE

The 22333VIC Certificate I in Developing Independence is a course designed to help young people who are homeless or in housing need to stabilize their lives and achieve the transition to independence.

Delivered at the Shepparton Education First Youth Foyer 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 & Well being, Social Connections, Civic Participation and Housing & Living Skills.

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Are you ready to move to the front in the employment queue, or in your workplace? The Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways will help build your confidence and knowledge for the workplace as well as help navigate education possibilities.

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Looking for an alternative to studying VCE in years 11 and 12 at Secondary School? Not sure Uni is the next step for you? Then the hands-on VCAL is the right fit. Focus on studying what you’re interested in.
Our experienced VCAL teachers support you, strengthening your literacy and numeracy and work-ready skills. Learn to work in a team, solve problems and show initiative. Apply what you learn directly to your workplace.

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At the intermediate level the focus is on knowledge and employability skills that lead to independent learning, confidence and a higher level of transferable skills.

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Looking for an alternative to studying VCE in years 11 and 12 at Secondary School? Not sure Uni is the next step for you? Then the hands-on VCAL is the right fit. Focus on studying what you’re interested in.
Our experienced VCAL teachers support you, strengthening your literacy and numeracy and work-ready skills. Learn to work in a team, solve problems and show initiative. Apply what you learn directly to your workplace.
Don’t worry, VCAL doesn’t mean you can’t go to university. You’ll still gain qualifications that lead you directly to work, and university later if that’s the pathway you choose

At the senior level the focus is on knowledge and employability skills that lead to a high level of interpersonal skills, independent action and achievement of tasks that require decision making and leadership. This provides an opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills which apply directly to the workplace or further study. Senior students are expected to work independently and also take on leadership roles within VCAL activities and projects and make positive contributions to the community.

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CASE STUDY

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on a career in Nursing

 

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