Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

22476VIC

Course Length

Full time:

12 months

Contact Hours

Full time:

3 days a week

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$840.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$168.00

Full Fee:

$3,935.00

Course Materials:

$63.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$85.00

Campuses

Seymour - Wallis Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

An introductory course for english literacy and numeracy skills, and gain a recognised qualification with the Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory).

This course provides the opportunity to improve students reading, writing, and numeracy skills and prepare you to succeed in an academic environment. Studying with other students, and also independently, this course is for people who may not have completed their High School/Secondary College education and who are wanting to undertake other courses in the future.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course will give you the skills you need to succeed in an education environment, and opens up opportunities for further study in an area that interests you.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults or seek employment.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

On Campus - Open from 08/02/2022 - Tue, Wed , Thu 3 days - 9am to 3:30pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus - Open from 08/02/2022 - Tue, Wed , Thu 3 days - 9am to 3:30pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $840.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $168.00

3. Full Fee: $3,935.00

Course Materials: $63.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.

Course Study Units

Core Units
VU22358 - Develop learning goals
VU22359 - Conduct a project with guidance
VU22360 - Engage with simple texts for personal purposes
VU22361 - Engage with simple texts for learning purposes
VU22363 - Engage with simple texts to participate in the community
VU22365 - Create simple texts for personal purposes
VU22366 - Create simple texts for learning purposes
VU22368 - Create simple texts to participate in the community
VU22369 - Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations
VU22370 - Work with simple measurements in familiar situations
VU22372 - Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts
VU22373 - Work with and interpret simple statistical information in familiar texts
Elective Units
BSBITU101 - Operate a personal computer
BSBITU102 - Develop keyboard skills
VU22362 - Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
VU22367 - Create simple texts for employment purposes

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Ria Anderson

Attendance & 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 attend 3 x 6-hr classes per week. Classes are held in Shepparton and Seymour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The total average number of hours students should commit each week (class time, assessment and study time) = 18hrs per week

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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

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.