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 RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate I in Work Education.
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
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
All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with TAFE Gippsland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Exceptions apply for valid medical reasons and students studying secondary school subjects.
Specialist Course Information
Placement300 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
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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|
Observation, Questioning and review of Log Book