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22631VIC Certificate II in Work Education

Supported Learning Programs

Next intake July 2024
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 Months

Course description

The Certificate II in Work Education is designed to support post-compulsory school-aged learners with a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability to develop employment-ready skills, knowledge, and behaviours. Through a blend of foundational and vocational training in both simulated and real workplace environments, learners are better equipped to enter the work force or undertake further studies.  

Learners will gain skills in 

  • job seeking and employability 
  • teamwork and communication 
  • use of technology 

This course is designed to improve employment outcomes and workplace skills.

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students one day per week. To APPLY, select the VCE ONLY apply button below. As you will be studying in conjunction with VCE the entry requirements, learning outcomes and assessments differ. This course may be delivered under VETDSS as a partial qualification. Fees APPLY for this course – see the Fees section below.

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 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class Day  Full-time: 12 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. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • Applicants must meet the following to be eligible to apply for this course: 
    • Evidence could include but is not limited to:  
    • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner  
    • Doctors / specialist reports  
    • Attendance at a Specialist School / SDS  
    • Integration support at school  
    • Integration support at school with modified curriculum. 
  • 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

Core Units Code Hours
Identify workplace expectations VU23471 180
Investigate job opportunities VU23470 110
Undertake a work placement VU23472 250
Elective Units Code Hours
Clean kitchen premises and equipment SITHKOP009 13
Participate in safe work practices SITXWHS005 12
Prepare and present sandwiches SITHCCC025 10
Prepare and present simple dishes SITHCCC024 25
Prepare and serve espresso coffee SITHFAB025 30
Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages SITHFAB024 20
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA005 15


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:

  • Questioning
  • Observations and practical demonstrations 
  • ​Portfolio (work samples)
  • Product (reports, projects, role plays etc) 
  • Workplace evidence

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 $0.30 per hour 665 AUD $200.00 AUD $0.00
Standard Tuition AUD $1.50 per hour 665 AUD $998.00 AUD $0.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $17.50 per hour 665 AUD $11,638.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $279.00 Once
Administrative Fee AUD $50.00 Once
Excursion AUD $50.00 Once
Education Levy AUD $99.75


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: 23/04/2024 8:02:22 AM