Certificate I in Work Education
This course supports post-compulsory school-age learners with a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability to develop the skills to explore work options and access pathways to further specific vocational education and training. The content and structure of this course focus on supporting learners to improve their employability and work readiness.
Who can participate?
The Certificate I in Work 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 Work Education
While there are no formal pathways from the Certificate I in Transition Education, there are a number of other training options available:
- 22294VIC Course in Initial Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
- 22293VIC Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy
- 22302VIC Certificate I in Transition Education
- 22302VIC Certificate in Transition Education – Garden to Plate
- 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
- 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults
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
- 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
- Individual vocational planning with support
- Personal management skills for work
- Participation in vocational activities
- Participation in practical placement with support
- Health and safety of self and others
- Preparation for employment
- Development of communication skills for the workplace
- Communication skills
- 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
- 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 to this certificate is intended for post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.
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 for eligible individuals.
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to the health and safety of self and others|
|VU21771||Develop an individual vocational plan with support|
|VU21773||Participate in Vocational Activities|
|VU21774||Participate in Practical placement with support|
|VU21664||Prepare for employment|
|VU21772||Develop personal management skills for work|
|VU21775||Develop interpersonal communication skills for the workplace|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygiene practices for food safety|
|TLIG1001A||Work effectively with others|
|VU21666||Participate in job seeking activities|
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required) $351.45 ($0.33 per nom. hour)
(If eligible for funding) $1757.25 ($1.65 per nom. hour)
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy) $16,667.25
(All participants to pay) $250
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.
Conducted for all prospective candidates to determine if:
- The candidate has the appropriate foundation skills requirements to enter this qualification, and
- The candidate holds vocational competency and currency in the proposed area which they intend to train and assess.
The review provides essential information about the learner, their industry and current workplace roles. This information allows SGAE to individualise training for the learner and contextualise for the industry ensuring appropriate delivery for success supported by diverse learner resources to give relevance to the unit/s within this qualification.
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.