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Certificate I in General Education for Adults

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • Course description
    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

     
    Duration
    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.

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