About this course
Offered by The Gordon, this Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) (22235VIC) TAFE course covers a broad range of general education topics to prepare you for further study or training.
Study this course on campus in Geelong, and develop your skills in a variety of areas such as operating a personal computer, providing basic emergency life support, major events in Australian history, and preparing simple budgets.
You will cover a mix of both personal and professional development subjects to give you a well-rounded general education and skills applicable both in your workplace and everyday life.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Written assignments
- Oral presentations and problem solving
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To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Applicants must be aged 17 years or over
- Applicants must undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate course level
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this general education course, the units of competency you may study include:
- VU21308 – Work with and interpret directions in simple familiar situations
- VU21311 – Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts
- VU21312 – Work with and interpret statistical information in simple familiar texts
- VU21309 – Work with measurements in simple familiar situations
- VU21307 – Work with numbers and money in simple familiar situations
- VU21310 – Work with simple design and shape in familiar situations
- VU21301 – Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
- VU21300 – Engage with simple texts for learning purposes
- VU21299 – Engage with simple texts for personal purposes
- VU21302 – Engage with simple texts to participate in the community
- VU21305 – Create simple texts for employment purposes
- VU21304 – Create simple texts for learning purposes
- VU21303 – Create simple texts for personal purposes
- VU21306 – Create simple texts to participate in the community
- VU21298 – Conduct a project with guidance
- VU21297 – Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio with guidance
- VU21314 – Apply basic computer skills to language learning
- VU21317 – Communicate with others in familiar and predictable contexts
- BSBWHS201A – Contribute to health and safety of self And others
- BSBITU102A – Develop keyboard skills
- VPAU103 – Develop study skills
- VU21316 – Identify Australian environmental issues
- VU21321 – Identify major events in Australian history
- BSBITU101A – Operate a personal computer
- VU20007 – Prepare for employment
- VU21046 – Prepare simple budgets
- HLTFA211A – Provide basic emergency life support
- CUVPRP101A – Use ideas and techniques for creative work
- FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: