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Certificate II in Work Education

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If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Work Education will help you find your path to your dream career. This qualification will build on skills learned in the...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
22481VIC
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Continue to develop your skills for the workforce

If you are a person with an intellectual disability, autism or cognitive impairment Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Work Education will help you find your path to your dream career. This qualification will build on skills learned in the Certificate I courses and continue to build confidence and essential skills for entering the workforce. You'll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement opportunities in retail, warehouse and or theatre work. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the workforce.

Learn skills in class and on the job

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we have a long history in disability sector. Our qualified careers advisors and teachers will develop an individualised program tailored to your interests and goals. Melbourne Polytechnic's unique industry partnerships offer field trips in the areas of warehouse, retail and theatre. Plus, all students have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before they graduate, with 250 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths and future goals. The course also includes three workshops for Parents as Career Partners. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing an action 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.

Discover your dream career

This course is the first step in towards your dream career. You may also gain employment at entry level in the retail, warehouse logistics industries, theatre or events. You might also continue to study for higher 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.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

The Certificate II in Work Education is one way of getting your foot in the door to your dream career. You may be qualified for entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries such as Retail, Hospitality, and Horticulture depending on electives you select.

  • Cert II in Retail Services
  • Cert II in Warehousing Operations
  • Cert II in Food Processing

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.