Certificate I in Transition Education – Garden to Plate
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Garden to Plate supports learners developing everyday living skills through fun hands-on activities.
Equal measures of nurturing and learning
Cups of literacy
Spoonfuls of numeracy
Litres of language
Kilos of technology
‘Heaped’ potential for each individual
This program incorporates necessary language, literacy, numeracy and technology components in a creative way to maximise each student’s potential.
SGAE provides a supportive and inspirational learning environment enhancing each person’s life skill development.
What is the Garden to Plate program?
The Garden to Plate program is based on Certificate I in Transition Education. This course supports learners with a permanent intellectual disability to develop the skills to find the most appropriate option for them in the community after leaving school. Options for involvement may include employment, volunteer work or further study.
Garden to Plate includes areas of study for personal development, life skills and planning for the future. Whilst participating in real-life activities of preparing and cooking meals the students learn more about language, literacy, numeracy and technology relating to everyday living.
SGAE delivers Certificate I in Transition Education in different formats for various groups. The Garden to Plate program is one example of how this course has been adapted to build the daily living skills of students.
Through activities including growing vegetables, shopping, budgeting and reading labels the course has been tailored to explore and address personal health, the effect of healthy eating and meal preparation in a weekly practical cooking class. There are added social benefits for participants coming together as a group to plan, prepare, cook and share a meal together in a supportive and caring environment.
Many people with a disability can feel isolated and disconnected from their community. The Garden to Plate program provides a safe, caring, fun and positive learning environment which is learner focussed. SGAE is a place students can feel at ease with a real sense of belonging; a place they can be themselves. The program is tailored to suit each individual learner to enable them to work at their own level and enhance their own abilities.
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 Garden to Plate?
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
- 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education
- 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
The course is delivered through:
- Building on student’s interests, abilities and strengths
- Practical ‘hands on’ learning
- Recognition of student achievement and contributions both formal and informal
- Supporting students to learn at their own pace
- Encouraging personal development and growth
- Training targeted to different learning styles
- 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.
How long does the program run for?
The Garden to Plate program is delivered for one (1) full day per week from 9.00 AM – 3:00 PM during school terms for 18 months. The Garden to Plate program includes sharing a meal each week.
New courses commence in Hamilton and in Bendigo, based on demand. SGAE takes rolling enrolments into this program so you can start at any time.
Where will the courses be delivered?
- Face-to-face training
- Practical activities
- Group classroom activities
- Workbook exercises
- Assessment Sheets
- Oral assessments
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|VU21780||Participate in the community|
|VU21781||Use technology for a range of purposes|
|VU21776||Develop and document a learning plan with support|
|VU21778||Participate in travel activities|
|VU21779||Investigate future options for further training, work or community activities|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|VU21782||Explore personal health issues|
|VU21044||Use recipes to prepare food|
|VU21786||Participate in creative activities|
|VU21788||Apply numeracy for a range of purposes|
(Subject to eligibility. Proof of concession required) $350.30 ($0.31 per nom. hour)
(If eligible for funding) $1,751.50 ($1.55 per nom. hour)
(If not eligible for Govt. subsidy) $17,571.50
(All participants to pay) $580 Materials | $100 Excursion
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.