Course in Initial General Education for Adults

ReNew Program

ReNew’s primary focus is re-engaging adolescents who are completely disengaged from mainstream schools. Students participating in ReNew often have multiple issues associated with drug/ alcohol use, mental health, family detachment, homelessness and many have been in the juvenile justice system. The ReNew program provides an important stepping stone into further educational options. The program provides wrap around support for students via a secondary teacher and a youth worker. Together these staff are able to address both educational and social/welfare issues. The ReNew program is delivered over a 12 month period; students participating in the program complete 22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults.

ReNew is for adolescents who are not ready to engage in full time study.


  • Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during school terms and students are expected to attend all these sessions each week.
  • Class times 9:30am - 12:00pm

22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults

The Course in Initial General Education for Adults provides learners who may have low literacy and numeracy skills the opportunity to build confidence, re-engage with learning and pathway into AQF qualifications.


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

Course Structure

Successful completion of 22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults requires completion of 16 units:

16 Core:

VU22342    Identify learning objectives
VU22343    Engage with short simple texts for personal purposes
VU22344    Engage with short simple texts for learning purposes
VU22345    Engage with short simple texts for employment purposes
VU22346    Engage with short simple texts to participate in the community
VU22347    Participate in short simple spoken interactions
VU22348    Create short simple texts for personal purposes
VU22349    Create short simple texts for learning purposes 
VU22350    Create short simple texts for employment purposes
VU22351    Create short simple texts to participate in the community
VU22352    Recognise numbers and money in simple, highly familiar situations

VU22353    Recognise, give and follow simple and familiar directions
VU22354    Recognise measurements in simple, highly familiar situations 
VU22355    Recognise shape and design in simple, highly familiar situations
VU22356    Recognise and locate simple numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts
VU22357    Recognise and locate numerical information in simple, highly familiar tables and graphs

Delivery Options

3 half 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 ReNew 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 Victorian Training Guarantee 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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