The Certificate I in Developing Independence is designed to enhance independent living skills, as well as identify a participant's further training pathways, help define personal goals, develop social skills and encourage civic participation.
Career opportunities, include:
- Time is devoted by educators to improve student's employability skills and independent skills (communication, living skills, self confidence and interview skills, etc). As students are from a wide variety of backgrounds, individual pathways are discussed, with real goals, networking and opportunities taking place. Individuals will be supported in the next stage of their career, whatever that may be for the individual.
Pathways to further study:
- Further study or employment, as discussed with your teachers.
Studying the Certificate I in Developing Independence at Holmesglen
This course is designed to enhance independent living skills. Students will get the chance to identify further training pathways, personal goals, develop social skills and participate in civic participation. Students will be highly supported throughout the course, improve their employability skills and gain access to careers guidance, tutoring and employment advice.
Completion of this course occurs over a 3 month period. You will be guided through the program by your teacher, whom will work one-on-one with you to ensure you progress well throughout your journey. You will also attend workshops in small groups.
A youth worker will also be working closely with you, in addition to a counsellor and/or tutor being available for additional support, if needed.
It will be expected that you work though this course on a weekly basis, ensuring tasks are complete on time, making sure you ask any questions you may have, and researching various topics of interest.
In total, you will have 70 hours of face to face training and work an additional (approximately) 30 hours in total in your own time (finishing off set tasks - with support available).
||Recognise personal skills and capabilities
||Build personal confidence
||Create personal vision
||Develop social competence
||Deal with conflict and stress
||Develop and apply an education and career plan
| Code || Name |
|VU21998||Recognise personal skills and capabilities|
|VU21999||Build personal confidence|
|VU22000||Create personal vision|
|VU22003||Develop social competence|
|VU22001||Deal with conflict and stress|
|VU22002||Develop and apply an education and career plan|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no entry requirements.
There are no pre requisites.
There are no entry requirements. But applicants who wish to reside at an Education First Youth Foyer must enrol in this course within the first three weeks of moving in, helping make a smooth transition.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will gain the 22333VIC Certificate 1 in Developing Independence and have the opportunity to attend a graduation to celebrate your achievements.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession