If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (General Stream) will help you find your path to your dream career. Work education courses help build confidence and skills for entering the workforce. You'll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement. You'll learn vocational and job-seeking skills as part of your individualised program. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will help your future in the workforce.Learn from a course that is made especially for you
At Melbourne Polytechnic, our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program to meet your interests and goals. You can choose from vocational electives including clerical, multimedia, introduction to trades, horticulture, introduction to hospitality, retail, performing arts and warehouse/packing. Melbourne Polytechnic's unique industry partnerships offer excursions and classes to be delivered onsite in many areas. Plus, all students have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before they graduate, with 300 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths and future goals. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing a pathway plan to follow once the course is complete and assisting with active job searching. Best of all, class sizes are limited to ten students, so you'll receive individual attention. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners.Discover your dream career
This course is the first step towards your dream career. You may gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries such as retail, hospitality, horticulture or animal studies. You might also continue to study for other qualifications to achieve your goals.
The Certificate 1 in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door to your dream career. You may also gain employment at entry level in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Horticulture and Animal Studies
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.