The 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) focuses on the development of literacy skills to create and engage with personally relevant simple, familiar and predictable paper-based and web-based text types and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations and to develop learning goals. 

The course provides learners who have low literacy and numeracy skills with the opportunity to build confidence, re-engage with learning and pathway into AQF qualifications. 

Your training will focus on: 

  • Identifying and engaging with simple texts for various everyday purposes
  • Building confidence to read familiar, everyday texts and speak using familiar, everyday words and sentences
  • How to work with numbers, money and measurements
  • How to prepare simple budgets

Graduates at this level will have foundational knowledge for everyday life, further learning and preparation for initial work through knowledge of:

  • own short-term learning objectives
  • highly familiar and predictable text types relevant to their own needs
  • basic reading strategies to engage with familiar paper-based and web-based text types
  • stages or processes of writing including planning, drafting and editing.
  • Face-to-face
  • 11 hours per week for 34 weeks
  • Bendigo and surrounding Central Victoria regions

Assessment may consist of:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Written answers to questions
  • Scenario-based assessments

Students must be 17 years old or older and have left mainstream education.

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

The 22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) consists of 16 units:

  • Core – 2 units
  • Core Skills Reading and Oracy – 3 units
  • Core Skills Writing – 3 units
  • Core Skills Numeracy and Mathematics – 4 units
  • Special interest electives – 4 units

Core units include:

VU22358 Develop learning goals
VU22359 Conduct a project with guidance
VU22360 Engage with simple texts for personal purposes
VU22362 Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
VU22364 Participate in simple spoken interactions
VU22365 Create simple texts for personal purposes
VU22367 Create simple texts for employment purposes
VU22368 Create simple texts to participate in the community
VU22369 Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations
VU22370 Work with simple measurements in familiar situations
VU22371 Work with simple design and shape in familiar situations
VU22372 Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts
VU22104 Prepare simple budgets
VU22374 Develop verbal communication skills
VU22379 Identify community options
VU22381 Identify features of the healthcare system


Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

11 hours per week for 34 weeks

I wanted a change of careers and AST went above and beyond to find a course that suited my needs, the enrolment process was a breeze and I was supported through the process. Starting a course as an adult was very nerve racking, but the trainer I had ensured every single students needs were met and catered his teaching style to suit their needs, a very inclusive organisation and a very safe environment to be in.

Course participant Angie

Thoroughly enjoyed completing my cert 3 and 4 in disability with AST, and am now working in a very rewarding career.

Course Participant Joanne

I have recently completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care through AST under the guidance of Carley who has been absolutely incredible as a trainer. The online studies made it fit into my busy life schedule, anywhere. I would highly recommend AST to anyone looking to get into the Early Childhood Education field.

Course participant Rebecca

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