C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

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Plan: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate I in Work Education
Qualification national code: 22128VIC
Nominal hours: 1,110
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year Full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global Studies, Social Science and Planning (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate I in Work Education program is designed specifically for individuals identified with learning difficulties and/or mild intellectual disabilities. The program aims to:

  • foster the development of social and personal skills relevant to participation in mainstream employment or training;
  • provide knowledge and skills which will enhance continued education and employment prospects;
  • enable you to gain a recognised credential.

The emphasis of the Work Education program is on developing the skills required for you to gain meaningful employment. It is a foundation level program which recognises that students require skill acquisition primarily aimed at developing independence and communication.

The program aims to develop and enhance independence and self-awareness through the acquisition of social and interpersonal communication skills, team building, personal management, career planning and community skills. The program also introduces you to the variety of vocational opportunities available in the workplace.

The program also builds on the social and communication skills you have learnt in the first year while specifically focusing on the workplace. Continued emphasis is placed on developing communication skills, specifically in regards to working effectively as a team member and reviewing how personal, home and work life fit together.

Career planning is an important part of the second year as you develop clear goals for your future direction before finishing the program.

You will leave the program with an exit transition plan and documented connections toward continuing goals.

Graduates who successfully completed the program have gained employment in industries including hospitality and retail or have progressed to further education in a variety of vocational fields.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate I in Work Education program, you may apply for entry into numerous programs such as Certificate II and III in Hospitality, Retail and Childcare.

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Entrance requirements

There are no educational pre-requisites for entry to this certificate. However the following will be taken into consideration for entry into the program:

  • age-appropriate behaviours;
  • independent travel to the campus;
  • motivation to undertake and complete the certificate;
  • potential to benefit from the certificate; and
  • the ability to take part in all certificate activities.
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External accreditation and industry links

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VE) qualification has been validated by industry.

RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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