The course will introduce students with special needs to full time adult learning in a mainstream and valued setting. Specifically, the course aims to improve life and work skills by developing an understanding of work and social skills that are relevant to personal development. The course helps participants to learn to cope with change and be responsible for their own personal development and learning.
When Does The Course Start?
Full time/part-time day classes. Full time run up to 5 days per week for the year
PT: 4-18 hours per week
FT: 20 hours per week
What Entrance Requirements Are There?
No academic requirements. People with special learning needs
How Will I Be Selected?
Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
People with special learning needs
Study Area Summary
Communication; Travel Orientation and Mobility; Personal Development; Individual Learning Plan; Exploring Adult Options; Literacy, Numeracy; Living Skills and vocational electives (subject to demand)
Subjects / Modules
Individual Learning Plan VBP485
To provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and confidence to collaboratively design, implement and evaluate a customised plan to maximise development throughout the course and to facilitate transition into selected adult option/s.
Personal Development VBP486
To provide the learner with skills and confidence to participate more effectively in the community.
Travel, Orientation and Mobility VBP487
To provide the learner with the skills to travel independently, use the most appropriate mode/modes of travel and to access a broad range of services, facilities and options.
Community Access VBP489
To provide the learner with the skills & knowledge to participate effectively in the community by accessing a range of services & facilities & systems to meet their needs
Exploring Adult Options VBP488
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to explore realistic options for future involvement in further training, work or community activities.
Functional Communication VBP490
To provide the learner with the skills to operate more effectively and independently in the community by applying communication and skills to meet everyday needs.
Guides, Directories and Timetables VBP506
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to access and use a range of commonly used directories, guides and timetables.
Computers for Learning VBP509
To provide the learner with knowledge and skills to use personal computers and software as a tool for learning.
Send & receive information over the internet using browsers & email ICAITU133A
To familiarise the learner with the internet and provide basic web search tasks, send & receive emails with attachments.
Functional Numeracy VBP499
To provide the learner with the skills to use functional numeracy in everyday situations.
Creative Options VBP496
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to develop creative aspects to enhance quality of life.
Technology for Life VBP492
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to use technology in everyday life.
Personal and Community Health VBP497
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to develop preventative health awareness and to access a range of health and medical resources.
Voluntary Work VBP498
To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to undertake voluntary work.
Follow Workplace Safety Procedures BSBCMN106A
To provide learners with general OH&S requirements in business organisations and is relevant to employees working under direct supervision with no responsibilities for other people
Ongoing course-based assessment
Concessions are available
(Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)
Open and Supported Employment
Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
Certificate I in Work Education
Certificate in General Education for Adults, vocational courses
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.