22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

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Course description

Begin a new chapter in your life by improving your skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication.

Our General Education program can offer a range of flexible options that can help you achieve your learning goals. You can choose to study part-time or full-time and you don't have to have completed year 9 at school. You will learn in a supportive, relaxed environment with qualified, friendly teachers.

If you don't know what level you are at that's okay - before you begin you will undertake an initial assessment to determine the most appropriate course level for you.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - 4 days per week | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | between 9.00am - 3.00pm
PT - 1-2  days per week | select from Monday, Tuesday and Friday | 9.00am - 3.00pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Supported employment

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

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


Offers are made to successful applicants as soon as possible, once all application requirements are satisfied. See more information on attendance definitions and offer dates.

  • Applicants must be 17 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework Level 1
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

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. Click here for more information.

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be 17 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework Level 1

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

  • Interview    

Core Code Hours
Conduct a project with guidance VU22359 20
Develop learning goals VU22358 20
Electives Code Hours
Access the internet for language learning VU22376 20
Apply basic computer skills to language learning VU22375 20
Create simple texts for employment purposes VU22367 25
Create simple texts for learning purposes VU22366 25
Create simple texts for personal purposes VU22365 25
Engage with simple texts for employment purposes VU22362 25
Engage with simple texts for learning purposes VU22361 25
Engage with simple texts for personal purposes VU22360 25
Identify common digital media VU22383 10
Participate in simple spoken interactions VU22364 20
Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts VU22372 30
Work with and interpret simple statistical information in familiar texts VU22373 30
Work with simple design and shape in familiar situations VU22371 30
Work with simple measurements in familiar situations VU22370 30


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work    
  • Written assignments    
  • Team projects    
  • Assessment tasks    
  • Presentations
  • Verbal responses
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.44 per hour 380 AUD $167.00 AUD $3,080.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.18 per hour 380 AUD $828.00 AUD $3,080.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $9.88 per hour 380 AUD $3,754.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $50.00
Education Levy AUD $57.00


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 & Charges pages.

Fee help and student loans

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

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The maximum loan cap is $

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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. Find out more information about pathways here, or contact Customer Service.

Applications for this course are not currently open.

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

Date published: 14/05/2021 10:04:02 PM

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