Course in Initial General Education for Adults

22471VIC

Course Length

Full time:

6 months

Contact Hours

Full time:

3 days a week

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$450.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$90.00

Full Fee:

$2,108.00

Course Materials:

$34.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$85.00

Campuses

Seymour - Wallis Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

Students have the opportunity to learn basic skills in english literacy and numeracy and achieve a recognised qualification with the Course in Initial General Education for Adults.

This course is for adults who may not have finished secondary school, but would like to undertake further study in the future. You'll learn the literacy and numeracy skills you need to succeed in an education environment.

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, students may like to undertake further study in 22473VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults, or seek employment.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

On Campus - Open from 8th February - Tue,Wed,Thu 3 days - 9am to 3:30pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus - Open from 8th February - Tue,Wed,Thu 3 days - 9am to 3:30pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $450.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $90.00

3. Full Fee: $2,108.00

Course Materials: $34.00

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
VU22342 - Identify learning objectives
VU22343 - Engage with short simple texts for personal purposes
VU22344 - Engage with short simple texts for learning purposes
VU22346 - Engage with short simple texts to participate in the community
VU22348 - Create short simple texts for personal purposes
VU22349 - Create short simple texts for learning purposes
VU22351 - Create short simple texts to participate in the community
VU22352 - Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations
VU22354 - Recognise measurements in simple, highly familiar situations
VU22356 - Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts
VU22357 - Recognise and locate numerical information in simple, highly familiar tables and graphs

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-hour classes per week. Classes are held in Shepparton and Seymour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

The total average number of hours students should commit each week (class time, assessment and study time) = 19hrs 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.