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General Education

Our general education qualifications help improve your literacy or numeracy skills so you can get a job or gain entry into a university, TAFE or another tertiary education institution. Covering functional literacy, goal setting and implementation, interpersonal skills, everyday mathematics, humanities and more, our programs are practical and involve real projects, which will help you learn faster and better.

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of students with different learning styles and needs. You will have classes with students from diverse backgrounds, such as those that have English as an Additional Language (EAL), youth, people recovering from long term illness or injury, or adults wanting to study vocational skills, which will enrich your life and open up a world of opportunities and possibilities for you.

Our New Opportunities for Women (NOW) program is designed to fit in with school hours and holidays. Our Certificate II in General Education for Adults and Certificate III in General Education for Adults are offered as off-campus learning (external).

If you would like to register your interest in a General Education program please complete this registration form before your General Education interview. Please note, this is not an enrolment form.

Course list

State ID: EAD09
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) Support Skill Set

Learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the BKSB test

This Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) assessment.

BKSB® is a Commonwealth approved online assessment tool that provides an overview of your learning strengths and determines your English and mathematics levels. 
This assessment tool, the BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) test is used for entrance into competitive courses like North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Nursing and Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology.

It is also used to determine suitability for a VET Student Loan to assist with paying for study in Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

To gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing or the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, you will need to achieve Exit level 3 (working at level 4) scores or higher. 
Our BKSB Support Skill Set provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and prepare for the BKSB assessment.

You'll be able to learn and practice the required skills before sitting for the test.

This skill set will provide:

  • weekly online classes to practice, participate in tutorials and ask questions
  • access to maths and English practice tests
  • access to learner guides and other resources
  • access to online systems to extend practice
Skill set
State ID: EAC74
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Computers for Work Skill Set

Get ready for your next course, work next year or improve your computing skills

You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

Get ready for your next course or for work

Do you want to be ready for your next course or for work next year? Or maybe you need to improve your computing skills? If so this 10 week course will help you on your way.

The Computers for Work skill set will provide you with the basic skills so that you are job ready. You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

There are no pre-requisites needed for this course, anyone is welcome. You could also earn credits for ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
National ID: 52875WA
State ID: BGR07
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE)

Kick start your education and training or access help in finding work

This course, taught by highly experienced lecturers, will build on your existing communication and personal skills, and help you to develop employment opportunities. We offer a youth program, an 18+ career booster program, and a course for people with a disability.

Do you want to kick start your education and training?

You could improve your reading, writing, maths and personal skills as well as enhance your employment opportunities with this bridging/preparatory qualification.

This course will enable you to build on your knowledge and skills in communication, numeracy, technology, study skills, personal development and career development. It will also help you to progress into further education and training by building confidence in a flexible and supportive environment.

The Certificate I in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) is available for anyone and you will need to attend an interview as part of the application process to check the course is right for you.

Certificate I
National ID: 52876WA
State ID: BGR16
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory)

Do you want to further your education and training?

Or maybe you would like to improve your personal skills and employment opportunities?

Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers who work with specialist employment agencies.

Prepare yourself for employment or further your education

This course you can help you move towards employment or further study, and improve your personal skills.

It is an introductory and preparation course that will enable you to build on your general education before undertaking further study or employment. This course covers a broad range of foundation skills including communication, mathematics, personal development and technology.

Our courses can open up a whole world of opportunities to you and offer increased contact hours, excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers who work with specialist employment agencies.

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National ID: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

Kick start your education, training and work skills

This course will improve your English, numeracy and help you build the confidence and skills you need to enter the workforce or pursue further study.

Kick start your education, training and work skills

The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is a bridging course to future employment or study. Completing this course will improve your English, introduce you to the fundamentals of basic numeracy, and build your computer and technology skills.  It will also help you build the the confidence and skills you need to enter the workforce or further study.

Certificate I
National ID: 22473VIC
State ID: BEH66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Build a solid base for your future

This course will develop your reading, writing, maths and employability skills to prepare you for a further study pathway. It is also offered as part of the Launchpad program.

Do you want to build a solid base for your future?

This course offers a possible pathway to further studies for students who have not achieved satisfactory grades in Year 10 at school and wish to continue their educational journey.

The Certificate II in General Education for Adults assists you to develop your reading, writing, maths and employability skills to prepare you for a further study pathway. The course caters for a wide range of students within a supportive, flexible, adult learning environment. You will be interviewed and assessed to make sure this course is right for you.

This course is also delivered off campus (external delivery only) and you have six months to complete the course from your enrolment date.

Certificate II
National ID: 22474VIC
State ID: BEH65
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Step into further study or employment

This practical course is an ideal way to develop your literacy, numeracy and employability skills. On completion you could consider further study or employment. It is also offered as part of the Launchpad program.

Do you want to build a solid base for your future?

This practical course is an ideal way to develop your literacy, numeracy and employability skills to step into further study or employment. It is designed to meet the minimum entry requirements for a range of industry qualifications, and offers an alternative to Year 11 high school studies.

Our General Education area offers programs designed to meet the needs of students with different learning styles and needs. You will be interviewed and assessed to be placed in the right course for you.

Continuous enrolment is available for off campus (external) delivery, which means you have six months to complete the course from your enrolment date.

Please note This course will only run with sufficient enrolments.

Certificate III
State ID: EAC79
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Intro to Computers Skill Set

Improve your computer literacy

This skill set will give you an introduction to using a computer and accessing the internet. It covers the basic and will get you

Improve your computer literacy

Computers and technology can be daunting to use and this hands on course will start at the beginning. It will provide you with an introduction to essential computer skills giving you an understanding of personal computers, word processing and using the internet in the Microsoft Windows environment.

It is designed to build your confidence to use a personal computer as a tool for further learning, and is for people who have little, or no previous experience using a computer. You'll learn in a supportive classroom environment.

Skill set
State ID: EAB33
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Literacy Intro Skill Set

An introduction to literacy

This skill set you will give you the skills to engage with, and create simple texts for employment purposes and to participate in the community.

An introduction to literacy

This skill set you will give you the skills to engage with, and create, simple texts for employment purposes and to participate in the community.

It focuses on specific literacy skills that develop independence to participate in the community, employment and learning. You will have opportunities to use information communication technologies, including computer, email and the internet.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAB34
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Literacy Level 1 Skill Set

Build on your introduction to literacy skills

This skill set you will give you the skills to engage with, and create simple texts for employment purposes and to participate in the community.

Build on your introduction to literacy skills

This skill set you will give you the skills to engage with, and create, texts of limited complexity for personal and learning purposes. It builds on skills developed in the Literacy Intro Skill Set.

It focuses on specific literacy skills that develop independence to participate in the community, employment and learning. You will have opportunities to use information communication technologies, including computer, email and the internet.

Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

Skill set
State ID: EAC34
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Maths Level 1 Skill Set 2

Build on your skills from the Maths Intro Skill Set 2

This skill set will give you the skills to work with design and shape, and work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations.

Build on your design, shape and direction skills from the Maths Intro Skill Set 2

This skill set will give you the skills to work with design and shape, and work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations.

It will specifically focus on skills which develop independence to participate in life, work and community living and covers a variety of maths skills used in everyday life.

Skill set
National ID: 22567VIC
State ID: BGQ22
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Transition Education

Building skills for study, employment and life

This course is specifically for students with special learning needs, wishing to explore a range of post school options that may include employment and further study.

Building skills for study, employment and life

The Certificate I in Transition Education is specifically for students with special learning needs, wishing to explore a range of post school options that may include employment and further study.

In this course, you will cover topics including learning skills, self-development, technology, numeracy, communication and participation in the community and travel activities. You'll get to explore future options for further training, work, or community activities, and learn about personal health and budgets.

Certificate I
National ID: BSB20120
State ID: BFT1
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in Workplace Skills

An introduction to the business world

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to prepare for work and perform a range of administrative tasks. This program also includes a work placement.

An introduction to the business world

In this course you will gain the practical skills and knowledge to prepare for work and perform a range of administrative tasks. This program also includes a work placement.

Certificate II
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