Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
9 months
Starting Date:
Traralgon, Warragul

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Course Overview

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.

This course will address your individual needs and help you overcome hurdles in your employment or education, because we understand everyone’s experiences will be different and require a unique approach.

This qualification has been designed to assist you if you have a learning, cognitive or developmental disability that impacts your ability to learn new skills or seek employment.

Taught on-campus for nine months, you will work closely with our expert teachers who will be there to guide and support you every step of the way, making sure you feel comfortable and confident to take the next steps in your learning journey.

Those next steps would mean getting an understanding of what areas of employment interest you most, and then deciding the pathway from there. This will be possible by studying a Certificate II in Work Education, or a Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory). Both courses will help increase your employment opportunities while you’re able to see what areas you enjoy.

So if you’re ready to take the first steps into the workforce, TAFE Gippsland is here to get you started on the road to an enjoyable and successful career.

This course is certified under the Human Service Standards and ISO9001 compliance standards.


Traralgon: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm
Warragul: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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 and
  • 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


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



300 Hour unit studied throughout the year. Placement starts in Term 2 once planned and TAFE Gippsland Practical Placement contracts are completed and signed by all parties
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
TLIG1001 Work effectively with others  
VU22369 Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations
VU22362 Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
VU23032 Develop workplace communication skills  
VU22787 Prepare for employment  
VU23031 Participate in practical placement with support  
VU23030 Participate in vocational activities  
VU23029 Develop personal management skills for work  
VU23028 Develop an individual vocational plan with support  
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures


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