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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
38 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2023

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

If you have an intellectual disability and you need a bit of support with finding employment, a Certificate II in Work Education is a great stepping-stone.
This course will give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience in simulated and real workplaces. It will help you develop employment skills, knowledge and behaviours, making you more confident in the workplace.
You’ll also gain skills in job seeking, personal management, teamwork, communication, literacy and numeracy and using common technology. With this qualification, you’ll be on your way to finding the right job for you!
Taught on-campus for eight months, you’ll attend classes three days a week, giving you plenty of time to find work and start using your skills in a real workplace! Our expert teachers will guide you every step of the way, making sure you feel supported and confident to take the next steps.
And when you finish this course, the outcomes are up to you. You choose which electives suit your interests, meaning you can then find work in a supported work environment or undertake volunteering to gain additional confidence and build on employability skills – how good!
You might even want to take your studies further by finding further work placements, employment part time or full time, do some volunteering, or even keep studying.
Don’t worry, we will be here to take you through all of the options when the time comes, because we know those decisions are never easy!
Enrol today in the Certificate II in Work Education and help get yourself into the workforce sooner in an environment you’re passionate about.

The Certificate II in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school aged learners with permanent intellectual disabilities to develop employment ready skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Career Opportunities

At this level learners would be able seek employment in a supported work environment or undertake volunteering to gain additions confidence and build on employability skills

Opportunities for Further Study

Further work placements
Supported employment in the community
Further education in certificate II or III courses

Skills or Knowledge gained

• Skills to:
- Identify personal employment goals and opportunities
- Follow WHS/OHS procedures including reporting hazards
- Communicate verbally and in writing
- Manage self as a worker
• Knowledge of:
- Tasks and working environments of industry sectors of interest
- Workplace safety
- General workplace expectations of employees
- Communication procedures / protocols

Entry Requirements

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

Mandatory entry requirements:

Entry to the 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education is restricted to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.
Permanent cognitive impairment / 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 / SDS
• Integration support at school
• Integration support at school with modified curriculum
While learners may also have the following conditions, these alone do not constitute a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability:
• Social and / or emotional issues
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Specific learning difficulties
• Mental health conditions
• Physical disabilities

Recommended entry Requirements:

Completion of 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education
Have the ability to communicate effectively to attend a work placement

Limitations to course Entry:


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 - 2023

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

Work Placement - 2023

Does this course require placement?: Yes

50 Hours

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Further Information - 2023


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $229.40 $1,147.00 $11,692.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Total $379.40 $1,297.00 $11,842.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

FWPCOR2205 Follow WHS policies and procedures
ICTICT103 Use, Communicate And Search Securely On The Internet
VU21666 Participate In Job Seeking Activities
VU22429 Investigate Features Of Australian Culture
VU22574 Investigate job opportunities
VU22575 Identify workplace expectations
VU22576 Undertake a work placement
VU22577 Develop independent travel 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.