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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
36 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
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About this course

The Certificate I in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school aged learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability to develop the skills to explore work options and access pathways to further specify vocational education and training. It supports learners to improve their employability and work readiness, while building confidence in a supported environment.

We all need a bit of support and assistance to get into the workforce and we are here to help you get into work sooner.
The Certificate I in Work Education will improve your language and literacy skills, allowing you to develop your confidence and get ready to find meaningful work. You will gain basic employability skills in exciting ways, including work placements, excursions and new experiences as you try out different industries and see what works for you.

Career Opportunities

Learners will investigate a range of industries, volunteer organisations and employment support services as part of their Individual Learning Plans to establish appropriate employment options / pathways

Opportunities for Further Study

22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education

Skills or Knowledge gained

Students doing this course will obtain knowledge regarding: community involvement, OH&S, understanding rights and responsibilities, identifying and accessing support in a variety of areas and exploring post course options. Develop personal management skills, communication skills, literacy, numeracy, problem solving and team work skills as well as being able to access technology to obtain information and resources.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Entry to the Certificate I in Work Education is intended for post compulsory school age learners with evidence of permanent cognitive and / or intellectual disability.
In exceptional circumstances compulsory school age learners with evidence of permanent cognitive and / or intellectual disability may be enrolled in the qualification, provided the Registered Training Organisation can establish:
• the learner’s Secondary School is unable to meet their needs
• the learner has a level of behavioural maturity that would allow them to develop the communication and interpersonal skills expected in the workplace.
Permanent cognitive and / or intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include but is not limited to:
• Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
• Doctors / specialist reports
• Attendance at a Specialist School
• Integration support at school
• Integration support at school with modified curriculum
While learners may also have the following conditions, these do not constitute a permanent cognitive or intellectual disability:
• Social and / or emotional issues
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Specific learning difficulties
• Mental health conditions
• Physical disabilities

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate I in Work Education.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

36 hours undertaken in Semester 2 once planned and TAFE Gippsland Practical Placement contracts are completed and signed by all parties

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $369.60 $1,848.00 $18,088.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Total $519.60 $1,998.00 $18,238.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
TLIG1001 Work Effectively With Others
VU22362 Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
VU22369 Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations
VU22787 Prepare For Employment
VU23028 Develop and apply an individual vocational plan with support
VU23029 Develop Personal Management Skills For Work
VU23030 Participate In Vocational Activities
VU23031 Participate in practical placement with support
VU23032 Develop workplace communications skills

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.