Certificate I in Work Education

Course Name Certificate I in Work Education
Course Code 22566VIC
Course Length 6 or 12 month option available
Date/s TBC
Timetable 6 month: 2 days per week, 9:00am - 3:00pm
12 month: 1 day per week, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Course Description

The Certificate I in Work Education course helps build your confidence and skills to be better placed to enter the workforce. This qualification provides a range of practical, hands on learning opportunities that assists people with a disability who aspire to gain employment and independence.

You’ll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement. Learning will include excursions, simulated work environments and practical work placement opportunities as well as classroom based activities including personal management, teamwork and communication skills that will help your future in the workforce.  Vocational electives include working effectively with others, explore a micro business opportunity and using business equipment and resources.

All students have the opportunity to gain real-life experience, with practical placement that is arranged by SGAE in consultation with each learner. We will also work with you to identify a pathway for you once the course is complete.

Class sizes are kept small, so you’ll receive individual attention.

This course is the first step for learners. You may gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries or you might also continue to study for other qualifications to achieve your goals.


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.

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
VU23028 Develop and apply individual vocational plan with support
VU23029 Develop personal management skills for work
VU23030 Participate in vocational activities
VU23031 Participate in practical placement with support
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
VU22787 Prepare for employment
VU23032 Develop workplace communication skills

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name
TLIG1001 Work effectively with others
VU23033 Explore a micro business opportunity
BSBADM101 Use business equipment and resources


Concession Tuition Fee
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required)
$350 ($0.33 per nom. hour)
Government Subsidised Tuition Fee
(If eligible for funding)
$1,750 ($1.63 per nom. hour)
Government Contribution to Training $15,050 ($14 per hour)
Full Tuition Fee
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy)
Materials Fee
(All participants to pay)
Administration Fee

Student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Payment plans may also be available. Cancellation fees may apply. Please refer to our Fees & Refund Policy.

How to Apply

To apply, please call our Head Office on 1800 810 393.