ReFresh Program

This is an annual program for young people who would like to try a different approach to their education. Designed for students aged 15-17 years who have had a break in their schooling or experience difficulty attending mainstream schooling, the focus of this program is supporting and encouraging young people to recommence or help them continue their education journey.

The curriculum continues to meet a strong demand to provide skill development in reading, writing and numeracy, meet personal needs and facilitate community participation, or workplace and further education and training options.


  • Classes are held Monday - Thursdays during school terms at Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley.
  • Class times 9:30am - 3:00pm

 

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to create and interpret simple, personally relevant texts and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations. 

Course Structure

Successful completion of 22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults requires successful completion of 16 units:

12 Core: 
VU22384    Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
VU22385    Plan and undertake a project
VU22386    Engage with text of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22388    Engage with texts of limited complexity for employment purposes
VU22389    Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22391    Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22393    Create text of limited complexity to participate in the workplace
VU22394    Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22395    Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situations
VU22396    Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations
VU22397    Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations
VU22399    Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations

4 Electives: 
VU22410    Investigate driving and owning a car
VU21666    Participate in job seeking skills
VU22402    Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing
VU22403    Undertake a simple investigation of an environmental issue

Delivery Options

4 days per week over 1 year during school terms. Students can commence at any time during the year.

Course Requirements

There are no course pre-requisites as this course is at foundation level.

Students need to be aged 15-17 years. Students outside this age group are considered in exceptional circumstances. 

Students under 17 years of age must stay enrolled at a Victorian secondary school. As part of enrolment confirmation into the ReFresh Program, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is established between the school and Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley. 

Pre-Training Review

Part of the enrolment process, Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies. The Pre-Training Review will:

a) identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), or Credit Transfer);
b) ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in,
c) ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each student
d) ascertain current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills. An important component of the pre training review process encompasses each student completing an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment.  The (ACSF) assessment enables Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley to identify the student’s core skill level in the areas of Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral communication and Numeracy.

The Pre-Training Review will ascertain if this course is suitable for you.

Training and Assessment

For the successful completion of this course, students must attend classes regularly. Classes are delivered face to face in a classroom setting with a tutor leading the class. Students must also complete class work to a standard deemed satisfactory by the assessor, a series of classroom based assessment tasks in the form of work sheets, projects, computer activities etc. which must be submitted by the due date as directed by the tutor. Full support will be provided to assist students to complete these tasks.

Special Consideration in Assessment

We are offer flexible scheduling in training and assessment and are able to extend course and or assessment timeframe to meet student’s needs. Assistance when undertaking assessment is available by providing oral answers or scribe services.

Eligibility for Government Funding

To be eligible for government funding an individual must meet Skills First requirements as follows:

a) An individual must be:

i) an Australian citizen; or
ii) a holder of a permanent visa; or
iii) a New Zealand citizen;

and must not be the holder of a qualification issued by an Australian higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher or enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Skills for Education and Employment’ program and not attending school and over the age of 15*.

Please note government funding is only available for up to two government subsidised courses in a calendar year.

Course Fees

An annual fee is payable, with a deposit to be paid upon enrolment into the program.

Please refer to the Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley Fees and Charges.


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

If you require further information or wish to apply for a place in this course you must contact Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley on 9808 2000

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