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22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

General Education

Next intake To be advised
DurationFull-time: 6 months | Part-time: Flexible

Course description

Are you looking to prepare for further study, improve employment opportunities or enhance community participation? Our Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) provide a range of educational opportunities. We offer general education courses at four levels, with the highest level equivalent to Year 11 secondary education. Before commencing, you will undertake an initial assessment to determine your appropriate course level. Upon successful completion, you will gain a formal credential for studying reading and writing, mathematics, oral communication and general education skills.

This course is only available to eligible students residing in Australia.

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Applicants will be required to undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate course level for them. Please click on the link at the top of the page or call 5225 0836 to register interest in this course

Core Units Code Hours
Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio VU22384 20
Plan and undertake a project VU22385 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Calculate and communicate sports scores VU22107 10
Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes VU22392 25
Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes VU22391 25
Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the workplace VU22393 25
Develop keyboard skills BSBITU102 40
Engage with texts of limited complexity for employment purposes VU22388 25
Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes VU22387 25
Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes VU22386 25
Operate a personal computer BSBITU101 20
Participate in spoken interactions of limited complexity VU22390 20
Work with and interpret numerical information in familiar and routine texts VU22400 30
Work with and interpret statistical information in familiar and routine texts VU22398 30
Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations VU22399 30
Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations VU22397 30


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentations and problem-solving

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.46 per hour 410 AUD $189.00 AUD $3,600.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.30 per hour 410 AUD $943.00 AUD $3,600.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.13 per hour 410 AUD $4,153.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $160.00
Education Levy AUD $61.50


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

  • 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults
  • A traineeship at Certificate II level

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 5/04/2024 2:00:27 PM