Comments about Course in Initial General Education for Adults - On Campus - Geelong - Victoria
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 five 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. The courses are based at the City Campus, Fenwick Street, Geelong and are delivered by the School of Community Services and Further Education.
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.
Course in Initial General Education for Adults
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Course in Initial 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
Develop a learning plan and portfolio with support 10
Engage with short simple texts for personal purposes 15
Engage with short simple texts for learning purposes 15
Engage with short simple texts to participate in the community 15
Create short simple texts for personal purposes 15
Create short simple texts for learning purposes 15
Create short simple texts to participate in the community 15
Recognise time, money and directions 45
Recognise measurement and design 45
Develop verbal communication skills 20
Access the Internet for language learning 20
Use computer language and perform simple computing tasks 20
Driving and owning a car 20
The General Education for Adults courses are offered throughout the year. Students can attend either part-time or full-time.
Enrolment applications will be accepted on date order of receipt of application. Where applicants exceed the number of available places a waiting list will be established.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
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.