LifeSkills Program Monday

The Monday LifeSkills program is for students who wish to continue to be challenged in their learning in a small supportive environment.  The curriculum addresses the need for ongoing skill development in reading, writing, numeracy and computers. In addition, there is a focus on ensuring that student’s educational gaps are met as well as providing the skills necessary for independent living, community participation, and further education / training options.

  • Classes are held every Monday during school terms.
  • Class times 10:00am - 2:30pm

Students who participate in this program complete the below Certificate.

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

This certificate is for those learners who wish to further develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Certificate I outcomes focus on students creating and working with a range of familiar and less familar paper based and web based texts. The focus is on reading, interpreting and evaluating everyday texts and developing numeracy skills to apply to everyday, familiar situations.

Course Structure

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


VU22384       Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio       
VU22385       Plan and undertake a project
VU22395       Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situations
VU22387       Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
VU22392       Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
VU22396       Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations
VU22389       Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community            
VU22394       Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22400       Work with and interpret numerical information in familiar and routine texts
VU22386       Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22391       Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22398       Work with and interpret statistical information in familiar and routine texts


PUATEA001B Work in a team

VU22406       Undertake a simple investigation of how the earth, moon and sun interact
VU22403       Undertake a simple investigation of an environmental issue
VU22094       Explore your story


Delivery Options

1 day per week over 2 years during school terms. Students can commence at any time during the year.

Course Requirements

This program is for people with mild intellectual disabilities. There are no course pre-requisites as this course is at foundation level.

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, we require students to attend classes regularly. Classes are delivered by a qualified tutor in a face to face classroom setting. Student must complete a series of assessment tasks to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent in each unit. These tasks may take the form of work sheets, projects, computer activities etc. which will be completed in the classroom. Support is provided to assist students to complete these tasks

Special Consideration in Assessment

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

Eligibility for Government Funding

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

  1. a) An individual must be:
  2. i) an Australian citizen; or
  3. ii) a holder of a permanent visa; or

iii) a New Zealand citizen;

  1. b) An individual must not be;
  2. i) the holder of a qualification issued by an Australian higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher
  3. ii) enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Skills for Education and Employment’ program and

iii) not attending school.

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

Course Fees

Please note fees represent amount payable for one calendar year and as your course exceeds more than one year, new fees will be payable each year. At the end of the calendar year you will be informed of your financial commitment for the coming year and you will have the option to cease your studies if you choose.  

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

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

IIf 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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