C1075 - Certificate I in Transition Education

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Plan: C1075 - Certificate I in Transition 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 Transition Education
Qualification national code: 22301VIC
Nominal hours: 1070
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
Partnered offering / Corporate client: N/A
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate I in Transition Education aims to support post compulsory school age learners from diverse cultural backgrounds with permanent intellectual disabilities/cognitive impairments.  The program aims to develop your skills to explore options and access pathways to specific vocational education and training, employment and community based activities. It will support you to improve your confidence, community skills, employability and work readiness.

On successful completion of the program you will be ready for further study pathways, employment or voluntary work and be able to access community services and recreational facilities in your local community.                       


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Articulation and pathways

On successful completion of this program you will be ready for further study pathways, employment or voluntary work and to gain access to community services and recreational facilities in your local community.


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Entrance requirements

Entry to Certificate I in Transition Education is intended for post compulsory school age leavers with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability.


You must show evidence of permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability. Evidence could include:

  • Attendance at a Specialist School/Special School
  • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Doctors/specialist reports
  • Integration support at school
  • Integration support at school with modified curriculum

When applying, you must:

  • Complete an Expression of Interest in the Certificate I Transition Education program, with endorsement of a carer/parent.
  • Participate in an enrolment interview, with a parent/carer
  • Provide evidence that you meet the entrance requirements of the Program
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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training).

The program provides pathways for students who have graduated from Specialist, Special School and regular school settings. Our program structure is informed by the information and data provided by the Special Schools network, and as part of our participation on the State Wide Advisory Group for this program.

Some of our partner schools include:

  • Jackson Special School
  • Ascot Vale Special School
  • Ashwood Special School
  • Croxton Special School
  • Port Phillip Special School

We also draw upon some strong formal partnerships across the School level in enabling learning opportunities for our students. These include:

  • Carers Victoria
  • Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS)
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria)
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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, ejournals 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

The following forms of learning support are available through RMIT-wide arrangements:


If you are facing any difficulties which may affect your learning you can approach the relevant Program Coordinator or Program Manager for advice and counsel. Such advice might include a deferment of study, help with a Special Consideration application, or referral to further student support service as mentioned below.

If you  require assistance with study skills you can access the Study and Learning Centre (SLC) which is located in Building I2, Level 4, Room 20.  The SLC is committed to maximising students’ learning experiences at RMIT. It offers practical advice on assignment writing and discipline-specific language and learning skills. It can also assist with specific skills students may need to succeed in this program, including any language, literacy or numeracy problems.

If you have a disability (eg legally blind) you can access support from the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU). The Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) helps to provide students with equal opportunity in their studies in accordance with the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act I992. The DLU also provides staff and students information and assistance in relation to disability related matters.

You can also get study support from:

  • GUSSed in time – academic and assessment skills drop in centre.
  • GUSS Skills Central  - http://gussskillscentral.edu.au/
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