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Certificate I in General Education for Adults

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  • Objectives
    This course builds on the initial skills gained in Certificate I (Introductory) in General Education for Adults. The Certificate includes a range of studies to prepare students for pathways of study at post-year 10 levels.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course builds on the initial skills gained in Certificate I (Introductory) in General Education for Adults. The Certificate includes a range of studies to prepare students for pathways of study at post-year 10 levels

    Campuses
    Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong

    Study Mode
    Full time, day classes – 20 hours per week for 18 weeks: Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong
    Part-time (selected modules only), 2 nights per week: Frankston

    Duration
    Full time: one semester, although some students may need two or more semesters to successfully complete a level

    Commencement Dates
    January and July

    Entrance Requirements

    No academic requirements

    Application Procedure
    Interview and assessment required.
    Apply direct to Chisholm Institute

    Enrolment Dates
    Semester one: December 2008 and January 2009
    Semester two: June and July 2009

    • Students are responsible for the purchase of their own stationery needs
    • Students must pay for their own printing

    Study Areas
    General Curriculum Options I, Numeracy and Mathematics I, Oral Communication I, Reading and Writing I, vocational modules from other courses.

    VBQU130 Learning Plan
    The focus of this unit is to identify and document student’s current skill and plan for development of future skills according to the personal education goals.
    The learning plan document is an agreed program that the learner will undertake during the course, document and monitor progress towards achieving learning goals.

    VBM689 Numeracy and Mathematics I
    This level not only looks at maths applied to tasks which are part of the learners’ normal routine but also extends the maths of the introductory level to applications outside their immediate personal environment such as the workplace and the community, whether first hand or portrayed by the media. The purpose is to enable students to develop everyday numeracy to make sense of their daily personal and public lives. At the exit of Certificate I level, learners would be able to attempt a series of operations or tasks with some confidence, be able to select the appropriate method or approach required, and would be able to communicate their ideas both verbally and in written form. They would be at ease with straightforward calculations either manually and/or using a calculator.

    VBQU131 Project
    The focus of this unit is to provide an opportunity for students to practically apply literacy, numeracy and oral communication skills to a topic or area of interest and plan and produce their own project.

    VBUQ 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 Reading and Writing
    This level of the CGEA in reading and writing aims to enable learners to develop the skills and knowledge to read and write simple texts. Texts at this level, both those read and generated by the student, will deal mainly with personal and familiar subjects. Learners are introduced to the idea that writing is a process and that texts have a purpose. Learners distinguish the main idea expressed in the text and offer an opinion about what they have read. At the end of this module, students will be able to read, write and understand a range of simple texts and write a range of short, simple texts in familiar and predictable contexts.

    VBQU139, AURC251677A Numeracy and Mathematics
    This level of the CGEA in numeracy and mathematics aims to enable students to develop the confidence to perform simple and familiar numeracy tasks and to develop the ability to make sense of maths in their daily lives. Modules studies include time, money, direction, measurement, design and skill building of basic mathematical processes such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. At the end of the level learners will be able to perform simple mathematical tasks which have direct application to their everyday lives such as shopping, budgeting, paying bills or travelling etc.

    Supplementary Modules
    MNCG1026A Operate a computer to produce documents
    At the end of this module students will have developed generic skills when using a computer for personal reasons such as writing, saving and printing a word document, basic internet skills and using e-mail for communication.

    PUATEA001A Work in a Team
    The focus of this unit is to build knowledge and develop skills and confidence in communicating verbally with others in familiar and predictable contexts such as at school or work. Learners will have opportunities to develop and practise skills of information exchange, questioning and interacting with each other within a team environment.

    VBM300 Basic presentation skills
    The focus of this unit is to build and develop the skills used when presenting short and simple activities to others within the classroom environment. Learners will have opportunities to develop and practise skills, questioning and interacting with each other.

    One Special Interest Elective from:
    TRC2704A First Aid
    Provide an opportunity for students to develop basic first aid skills

    BSBCMN106A OH&S
    Provide an opportunity for students to develop an awareness and understanding of workplace safety procedures

    Assessment:
    Ongoing course-based assessment

    Employment Opportunities
    Possible linkages to traineeships or apprenticeships

    Further Study
    Certificate II in General Education for Adults, Certificate I or Certificate II vocational TAFE courses

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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