Comments about Certificate I in General Education for Adults - On Campus - Geelong - Victoria
The Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) courses provide a range of educational opportunities for adults wishing to prepare for further study, improve their employment status and enhance their participation in the community. Students will gain a formal credential for studying reading and writing, mathematics, oral communication and general education skills. Certificates are awarded at four levels, with the highest level equivalent to Year 11 secondary education. The courses also provide various avenues for further study and training in a range of areas. Certificates in General Education for Adults graduates can look forward to further study and improved employment prospects.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in secondary education. You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to achieve the outcomes of the course. For the other three levels of the Certificates in General Education for Adults you need to demonstrate competence at the preceding level.
Certificate I in General Education for Adults
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate I in General Education for Adults . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Certificate I in General Education for Adults 350-370
Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio 10
Plan and undertake a project 30
Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes 20
Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes 20
Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community 20
Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes 20
Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes 20
Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community 20
Work with time, money and directions in familiar situations 60
Work with measurement and design in familiar situations 60
Work in a team 20
Computers for Learning 25
Send and retrieve information using web browser and email 25
Basic presentation skills. 12
Driving and owning a car 20
The General Education for Adults courses are offered throughout the year. Students can attend either part-time or full-time.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.