The Certificate I in General Education for Adults, Switch program, is a re-engagement program for students who are looking to thrive in a different learning environment to that of traditional schooling.
Career opportunities, include:
- generic employability skills
- retail and hospitality skills
- communication skills
- coping skills
Pathways to further study:
- VCAL foundation or VCAL intermedaite or VCE
- Certificate II VET Course
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Studying the Certificate I in General Education for Adults at Holmesglen
Switch is a re-engagement program for students who are looking to thrive in a different learning environment to that of traditional schooling.
Switch is a flexible program with small class numbers, focused on employment and education pathways. The program is tailored to individual students, where the teacher is accompanied by a youth worker at all times, to help support the individual progress of students.
Students gain a greater sense of belonging, feel safe, have fun and learn more about themselves, whilst being introduced to more opportunities. Switch is delivered four days per week, operating from Tuesday through until Friday, from 9.30am until 2.30pm each day.
If your attendance was not great at your current school during 2019, this change in environment could be the answer for you to get your education back on track, operating alongside your school calendar, but attending Holmesglen Waverley Campus instead of your school (eg. an alternative to year 10, in 2020).
Tuesdays through to Fridays
9.30am - 2.30pm
Project work in class and within the community (e.g. excursions).
All assessment tasks to be carried out in class, as is pre-learning for these assessment tasks.
Youth workers and counsellors available for individual support every day.
||Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
||Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
||Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situations
||Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
||Undertake a simple investigation of an environmental issue
||Plan and undertake a project
||Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations
||Investigate driving and owning a car
||Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing
||Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
||Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
||Engage with texts of limited complexity for employment purposes
||Participate in job seeking activities
||Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the workplace
||Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations
||Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations
| Code || Name |
|VU22391||Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes|
|VU22386||Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes|
|VU22395||Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situations|
|VU22384||Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio|
|VU22403||Undertake a simple investigation of an environmental issue|
|VU22385||Plan and undertake a project|
|VU22396||Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations|
|VU22410||Investigate driving and owning a car|
|VU22402||Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing|
|VU22394||Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community|
|VU22389||Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community|
|VU22388||Engage with texts of limited complexity for employment purposes|
|VU21666||Participate in job seeking activities|
|VU22393||Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the workplace|
|VU22397||Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations|
|VU22399||Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations|
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.
The only entry requirement is that the students must be at least 14 years of age at time of commencement and must be enrolled at a school at time of commencement.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
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 receive a 22472VIC Certificate 1 in General Education for Adults.
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.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
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.