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 students employability skills and independent skills (communication, living skills, self confidence and interview/CV, etc). Students are from a wide variety of backgrounds, hence career outcomes vary.
- Career pathways are established for all students, 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 options as discussed with your teachers
Studying the Certificate I in Developing Independence at Holmesglen
You will be highly supported throughout the course, which will improve your employability skills and provide you access to careers guidance, tutoring and employment advice.
Students should complete the course over three months, during which time you will be guided through the program by your teacher, who will work one-on-one with you to ensure you progress well throughout your learning journey. You will also attend workshops in small groups.
A youth worker will also work closely with you, along with a counsellor and/or tutor who is availble for additional support, if needed.
You will be expected to complete tasks on time on a weekly basis, and be able to ask questions as you go, while researching a range of topics of interest.
In total, you will have 70 hours of face-to-face training and work an additional 30 hours of your own time completing 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.
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
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 more about paying for your course.