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Certificate I in Work Education - General

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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...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Course Code
22302VIC, 099959D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Build relevant skills in a non-competitive environment

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants to complete a Work Education Department entry report which will be followed by an interview. Minimum age 16 years. Candidates will have special learning needs (associated with intellectual/learning disability, autism spectrum, ABI, or other) but have the potential and motivation for employment. Applicants should have the support of his or her family or an advocate.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

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

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Credit for prior study or work

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.