The 22523VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways is designed for those who could benefit from further development of skills for employability and further learning.

Your training will focus on: 

  • How to prepare for employment
  • Workplace safety practices

AST auspices this qualification to secondary schools so their teachers can deliver it to secondary school students as part of their VET studies.

This is an employability pathway qualification therefore there are no job role outcomes.

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

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

The 22523VIC Certificate I in Employment Pathways consists of 6 units:

  • 3 core units
  • 3 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

VU22786  Develop personal effectiveness 
VU22787  Prepare for employment 
VU22788  Develop an action plan for career planning 


This qualification is offered to secondary schools on a fee-for-service basis, where a fee is charged for each individual student’s enrolment.

Please contact us for the current year’s auspicing fees.

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