Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

This program has been developed for students who are employed in full or part time work and want to improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills. These classes are ideal for students who work and cannot attend daytime classes but wish to further their education.

  • Classes are held every Thursday evening 6:15pm-8:45pm during school terms.
  • Students who participate in this Program complete the below Certificate.

22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

This certificate is intended to support the education and training needs of adults who need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to access further study, employment or to participate in the community. This course focuses on the need for ongoing skill development in literacy across a range of paper based and web based text types and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations and to develop learning goals. This course also focuses 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. This certificate supports the development of building self-esteem and gaining confidence through a supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Course Structure

Successful completion of 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) requires successful completion of 16 units:


VU22358    Develop learning goals
VU22360    Engage with simple texts for personal purposes
VU22365    Create simple texts for personal purposes 
VU22373    Work with and interpret simple statistical information in familiar texts
VU22359    Conduct a project with guidance    
VU22361    Engage with simple texts for learning purposes
VU22366    Create simple texts for learning purposes
VU22369    Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations
VU22363    Engage with simple texts to participate in the community
VU22368    Create simple texts to participate in the community
VU22370    Use simple subtraction skills
VU22370    Use simple subtraction skills
VU22372    Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts


VU22377         Identify Australian environmental issues
VU22375         Apply basic computer skills to language learning
BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
VU22379         Identify community options

Delivery Options

One evening per week over 3 years during school terms. Students can commence at any time during the year. 

Course Requirements

This program is for adults with a permanent cognitive impairment/ intellectual disability. 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. Students 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. Please refer to RTO-Support Services Policy in the Student Handbook.

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:

a) An individual must be:

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

b) An individual must not be;

i) the holder of a qualification issued by an Australian higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher
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.

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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RTO No 20213

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