The course is designed for people aged 15+ who have an interrupted or incomplete education. It consolidates and extends basic literacy, numeracy and vocational skills previously mastered, or achieved through Certificate I in General Education for Adults. At this level, skills developed enable a student to move directly to entry level vocational studies or to the Certificate III in General Education for Adults with an intention of subsequently accessing more academic study.
Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong
Full time, day classes, 20 hours per week for 18 weeks (Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong)
Part-time (selected modules only), night classes, one 3 hour class per unit each week (Frankston, Dandenong)
Full time: one semester, although some students may need two or more semesters to successfully complete a level: Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong
January and July
No academic requirements
Interview and assessment required.
Apply directly to Chisholm Institute.
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
VBQU142 Learning Plan
The focus of the unit is to investigate pathway options and plan skills development; in discussion with an appropriate support person. The learner will develop and maintain a portfolio of evidence
The focus of this unit is to develop a project proposal in consultation with an appropriate support person. This module requires the student to see this project through to completion. It will involve designing and planning the project and evaluating its outcome.
VBQU144, VBQU148, VBQU151 Reading and Writing
The focus on this unit is on reading, interpreting and writing a range of texts of some complexity for both learning and personal purposes and to enhance communication with others.
VBQ152 Numeracy – Formulae for everyday purposes
The focus on this unit is on investigating 2D and 3D shapes and their representation. This unit involves estimation, measurement and calculation of quantities using formulae.
VBQU153 Numeracy – Statistics
The focus of this unit is on investigating and interpreting numerical information in texts and creating and investigating statistical data, tables and graphs Supplementary Modules
ICAU1133A Send and retrieve information
In this unit students are required to complete basic internet search tasks as well as send and receive emails with attachments.
SRSCOP004 Develop Negotiation Skills
This unit develops the skills and knowledge so students can collect information in order to successfully plan and negotiate a planned outcome.
VBQU151 Create with the Community
The focus of this unit is on developing skills to be able to write a range of texts of come complexity which are relevant to the student’s participation in the community.
Two units will be predetermined for each program from the following selection
(VBQM474, VBQ480, VBQ478, VBQ483, VBQ482, VBQ484)
These units focus on different aspects of Australian life. Modules include Australian law, culture, history, government, Indigenous history, driving and owning a car and current issues.
Science program (Frankston only)
VBQU183 Investigate the behaviour of common substances
The focus of this unit is on developing the skills and knowledge to describe the characteristics and behaviour of matter, including developing those skills and knowledge to safely conduct investigations or experiments.
VBQU184 Investigate energy, force and matter
The focus of this unit is on developing the skills and knowledge to describe the interactions between energy and matter in our physical world – using the scientific and evidence based approach.
VBQU179 Investigate the impact of science in the community
The focus of this unit is one examining scientific issues in the community. It develops the scientific skills and knowledge to research and report on the impact of science and technology on our lives.
Special Interest Elective
Students in either program will complete one of the following practical units:
RTC2704A Provide basic first aid
This unit provides the participants with the necessary first aid skills to help in casualty situations until medical assistance is available.
BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures
This unit provides skills and knowledge of OHS requirements and procedures in the workplace.
THHGHS01B Follow workplace hygiene procedures
This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to work in the food businesses or as a volunteer in community operations eg sport club canteen. This unit focuses on key hygiene procedures, hygiene risk identification and prevention.
Ongoing, course based assessment
Certificate III in General Education for Adults, VCAL and vocational TAFE 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.