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Certificate III in General Education for Adults

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  • Objectives
    This course is the final stage of the Certificate in General Education for Adults. The Certificate includes a range of studies to prepare students for pathways of study at post-year 10 levels.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in General Education for Adults
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is the final stage of the Certificate in General Education for Adults. The Certificate includes a range of studies to prepare students for pathways of study at post-year 10 levels.

    Campuses
    Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong

    Study Mode
    Full time, day classes, 20 hours per week for 18 weeks: Cranbourne, Frankston, Dandenong
    Part-time (selected modules only), night classes, one or two nights per week: Frankston, Dandenong

    Duration
    Full time: one semester. Although some students may need two or more semesters to successfully complete a level: Cranbourne, 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
    VBQU155 Learning Plan
    The focus of the unit is to evaluate pathway options and plan skills development; design, implement and monitor a learning plan; and complete a portfolio or evidence

    VBQU157, VBQU161, VBQU156, VBQU160, VBQU159, VBQU162 Reading and Writing
    These units recognise the importance of lifelong learning and are suitable for those wanting to improve their skills in order to access further study. These units provide the learner with the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret, critically analyse and create complex texts for further learning, community and personal purposes. These include intricate, dense and extended texts from a variety of print based and electronic texts.

    VBQU163 Numeracy – Statistics
    The focus of this unit is on analysing the evaluating numerical information in texts and analysing and creating statistical data, tables and graphs.

    VBQ164 Numeracy – Algebra
    The focus of this unit is on using algebraic techniques to investigate and solve mathematical problems and on developing and using formulae and their graphs to describe and represent relationships between variables.

    Supplementary modules – at this certificate level, students will undertake two (2) modules:
    CHCPOL3A Research Activities
    The focus of this unit is preparing a research plan, implementing appropriate research strategies, organising and analysing information and compiling a final report.

    SRSCOP015B Public Presentation
    This module covers the knowledge and skills required to plan a presentation for informative, motivational and persuasive talks using strategies to enhance a presentation and maintain audience interest.

    Special Interest Elective – students will complete of the following practical modules:
    RTC2704A Provide First Aid
    This unit provides the participants with the necessary first aid skills to help in casualty situations until medical assistance is available

    BSBCMN106A Occupational Health and Safety
    Provide an opportunity for students to develop an awareness and understanding of workplace safety procedures

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

    Assessment:
    Ongoing course-based assessment

    Employment Opportunities
    Possible linkages to traineeships or apprenticeships

    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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