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Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for people aged 15+ who have an interrupted or incomplete education who wish to improve their literacy, numeracy and employability skills. It aims to enable greater access to employment, vocational training or further study and is designed to review and develop general knowledge, skills and confidence.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is designed for people aged 15+ who have an interrupted or incomplete education who wish to improve their literacy, numeracy and employability skills. It aims to enable greater access to employment, vocational training or further study and is designed to review and develop general knowledge, skills and confidence.

    Campuses
    Frankston, Dandenong

    Study Mode
    Full time, day classes, 20 hours per week for 18 weeks (Frankston, Dandenong)
    Part-time (selected modules only), night classes, one 3 hour class per unit each week (Frankston, Dandenong)

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

    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
    VBQU119, VBQU120, VBQU122, VBQU123, VBQU124, VBQU126 Reading and Writing
    The introductory 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 learner, will deal mainly with personal and familiar subjects. Learners are introduced to the concepts that writing is a process and that texts have purpose. Learners distinguish the main idea expressed in the text and offer an opinion about what they read.
    At the end of this module, learners will be able to read and write and comprehend a range of simple texts and write a range of short and simple texts in familiar and predictable contexts.

    VBQU127, VBQU128, FDFCORBM2A Numeracy and Mathematics
    The introductory 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
    VBQU117 Learning Plan
    The focus of this unit is to identify and document student’s current skills 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.

    VBQU118 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.

    BSBCMN107A Operate a Personal Computer
    At the end of this module students will have developed generic skills when using the computer for personal reasons such as writing, saving and printing a Word document, basic internet research skills and using e-mail for communication.

    VBQU170 Communicate with others
    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 others.

    One Special Interest Elective from:
    RTC2704A 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.

    THHGHS01B Food Handlers Course
    Provide an opportunity for students to develop an awareness and understanding of basic workplace hygiene procedures.

    Assessment:
    Ongoing course-based assessment

    Employment Opportunities
    Open or supported employment
    Possible linkages to traineeships or apprenticeships

    Further Study
    Certificate I in General Education for Adults

    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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