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22605VIC Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt community, connection and pathways

First Nations Peoples Programs

Next intake February 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 6 Months

Course description

This course provides culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. 

The course helps overcome barriers to gaining and maintaining employment by developing the skills and knowledge you need to access a range of education and employment options. This program includes onsite industry visits, practical placement and guest speakers. 

Work placement/industry experience

The practical placement is a minimum of 40 hours and can help you to make decisions about your future, study pathways and employment.

Possible career outcomes

Pathways to employment or higher qualifications within The Gordon, including VCE, traineeships and apprenticeships.

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayStart: 5 Feb 2024
Mon,Tues,Wed,Thur (optional) 9am - 3pm
Full-time: 6 Months  Apply  


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.

Additional attendance information

  • 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

  • Applicants must be 15 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • This course is for young people so all applicants must be younger than 18 years of age 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 .

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.

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

Core Units Code Hours
Contribute to the health and safety of self and others BSBWHS211 20
Develop a learning pathway VU23247 15
Develop study skills VU23230 10
Investigate and present on features of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture VU23253 20
Investigate language acquisition VU23237 30
Investigate the influence of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history VU23250 60
Support others to complete a small scale community project VU23251 70
Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to develop mentoring skills VU23248 25
Elective Units Code Hours
Develop interview skills VU23256 20
Develop written job application skills VU23255 20
Explore your story VU23231 35
Participate in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander events of significance VU23233 20
Take part in a practical placement VU23257 40


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 work    
  • Written assignments
  • Team Projects    


This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one 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 $0.00 per hour 385 AUD $0.00 AUD $4,162.00
Standard Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 385 AUD $0.00 AUD $4,162.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $0.00 per hour 385 AUD $0.00


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 & 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.

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: 20/11/2023 4:17:28 PM