22567VIC VETDSS - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course description

Do you have a young person aged 15 or over, with special learning needs or learning difficulties? This unique program is designed to give the support and skills needed to gain employment or progress onto further study. It also offers students the opportunity to meet and interact with new people, build confidence, and further their language and communication skills. ​When you complete the course you may gain credit towards your VCE or VCAL. 

To discuss this course with our Further Education department call 03 5225 0836.

Work placement/industry experience

10 days of work placement over two years is strongly recommended. This may occur during the term holidays.

Possible career outcomes

  • pre-apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • open or supported employment
  • voluntary work/community activities

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.

Entrance requirements

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated via a literacy and numeracy assessment during the application process.

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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

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department.


Core Code Hours
Explore future options for further training work or community activities VU23037 150
Participate in the community VU23038 150
Electives Code Hours
Conduct a project with guidance VU22359 20
Explore a micro business opportunity VU23033 50
Identify processes to obtain learner permit VU23042 50
Participate in job seeking activities VU22789 50

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

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments

Further study options

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 currently closed and will re-open early August

Please register your interest in this course by calling 5225 0593 or emailing VETDSS.

Date published: 5/05/2021 12:02:16 PM

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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