Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Name Certificate I in Transition Education
Course Code 22301VIC
Course Length 18 months
Nominal Hours 1130

Course Overview

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This course enhances the development of literacy and numeracy skills for learners with intellectual disabilities, focusing on simple tasks that can be adapted to their everyday lives, allowing for flexible selection of units to maximise their opportunities. The content and structure of this course focuses on life skills including personal development, engagement in the community as well as moving towards further education/training or supported employment.

Who Can Participate?

The Certificate I in Transition Education is restricted to post compulsory school aged learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Entry to this program is therefore restricted to adult learners who can provide evidence of having a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability. The permissible documents of evidence include:

  • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Doctors/Specialist reports
  • Attendance at specialist school/SDS
  • Integration support at school
  • Integration support at school with modified curriculum
  • A letter from a registered medical practitioner stating the student has a
    permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability

There are no educational entry requirements for this course, however a pre-training interview will be conducted to gain necessary background information on all students to determine this program is appropriate for them. Individuals are assessed for relevant language, literacy and numeracy levels for this program.

Carers are encouraged to attend the sessions.

What are the available pathways from Certificate I in Transition Education

While there are no formal pathways from the Certificate I in Transition Education, there are a number of other training options available:

What resources will be made available to the student?

  • A student handbook and program materials
  • An exercise/communications book
  • A safe supportive learning environment with appropriately resourced training areas, including kitchen
  • Assignment activities, practical assessments and program materials
  • Assessment information and expectations regarding assessment
  • Positive classroom and community-based experiences
  • Appropriately qualified and experienced trainers

Delivery Principles

  • Building on interests, abilities and strengths
  • Focus on practical ‘hands on’ learning
  • Encourage personal development and growth
  • Recognition of student achievement and contributions both formal and informal
  • Enabling students to learn at own pace
  • Learning in different ways according to different learning styles

Units may include:-

  • Read simple sentences
  • Apply numeracy for a range of purposes
  • Identify common digital media
  • Apply communication for a range of purposes
  • Access the internet for language learning
  • Participate in recreational activities
  • Use simple metric weights
  • Conduct a project with guidance
  • Communicate orally using simple sentences
  • Be an effective volunteer


  • Assessments are designed so learners are provided with the appropriate level of support and sufficient time to meet their needs.
  • Assessment methods for competency will include, observation, demonstration
    and participation.
  • Assessment includes activities relevant to the individual students.

What learning support will be provided?

Students will be provided training under close supervision with high levels of
support. SGAE trainers are dedicated to:

  • Providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment;
  • Working collaboratively with people who have an intellectual disability to assess their current language, literacy and numeracy levels;
  • Designing, developing and implementing training plans targeted towards the student’s requirements;
  • Using repetition and reinforcement for learning consolidation;
  • Providing regular opportunities to practice spelling and numeracy;
  • Utilising information and digital technology to enhance all learnings and increase technological competency;
  • Strengthening learning using visual and tactile aids to boost word identification;
  • Using real community and workplace literacy and numeracy situations as
    examples in training sessions and learning resources;
  • Reinforcing life skills learning with scenario examples of everyday
    life circumstances and practical community-based activities;
  • Developing practical evidence based resources to support learnings;
  • Designing a range of assessments to accommodate individual student capabilities and requirements.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this certificate is intended for post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.

Course Length

This course will be conducted over 18 months, 1 day per week from 9am – 3pm excluding school holidays and public holidays.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
VU21780 Participate in the community
VU21777 Enhance self development
VU21778 Participate in travel activities
VU21779 Investigate future options for further training, work or community activities
VU21776 Develop and document a learning plan with support
VU21781 Use technology for a range of purposes

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
VU21741 Write simple sentences
VU21786 Participate in creative activities
VU21316 Identify Australian environmental issues
VU22372 Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$350.30 ($0.31 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$1,751.50 ($1.55 per nom. hour)
Government Contribution to Training $15,820 ($14 per hour)
Full Tuition Fee
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy)
Materials Fee
(All participants to pay)
Administration Fee
$45 N/R

Education Allowance Supplement for eligible students:

The Australian government’s Education Allowance Supplement goes towards covering the costs of training for eligible students. Students can only receive one (1) Education Allowance Supplement payment at any one time.

Concession rates for Skills First Program eligible students:

The concession rate of 20% of the Standard Tuition fee up to and including
Certificate IV level qualifications, as listed above is applicable to an individual who,
prior to the commencement of training, holds a current and valid concession card:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or Veteran’s Gold Card; or An alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister.
  • Individuals who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (applicable to all levels of qualifications)

These concessions also apply to a dependent spouse or dependent child of a card holder.

Enrolments, Fees & Refunds

All enrolments must be confirmed by payment of fees. Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.