The 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education supports secondary school students with a permanent cognitive and/or intellectual disability to become active participants in the community. 

The course assists learners in developing life skills and supports self-development so that they can explore suitable future options such as employment, further study or community participation.

Your training will focus on: 

  • identifying personal goals for community participation or further learning 
  • how to develop independent living skills to participate in activities in the community 
  • how to identify information and resources about everyday activities such as travel, well-being and participation in recreational activities
  • how to access information and resources to support independent living skills and activities 
  • how to apply strategies for self-development including participation in interpersonal relationships

Graduates will have developed skills in: 

  • participating in discussions about personal goals with a support person
  • working with a support person to explore the community and other options
  • asking questions and accessing specific information and assistance related to own personal needs 
  • developing support networks with a support person 
  • accessing and reading simple information related to everyday activities and needs such as travel information and community participation options 
  • recognising and using money and recognising time

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

Assessment may consist of:

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

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

Entry to the Certificate I in Transition Education is intended for post compulsory school age learners with evidence of permanent cognitive and / or intellectual disability.

In exceptional circumstances compulsory school age learners with evidence of permanent cognitive and / or intellectual disability may be enrolled in the qualification, provided that AST can establish:

  • the learner’s Secondary School is unable to meet their needs


  • the learner has a level of behavioural maturity that would allow them to develop the communication and interpersonal skills expected in the workplace.

The 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education consists of 10 units:

  • Core – 6 units
  • Electives – 4 units

Core units include:

VU23034 Develop personal goals with support
VU23035 Explore self-development
VU23036 Participate in travel activities
VU23037 Explore future options for further training, work or community activities
VU23038 Participate in the community
VU23039 Use technology for a range of purposes


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.

Access Skills Training was the best experience for me, and the best thing that I could have done.

Course Participant Kylie

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 never had any problems communication with my trainer and they were always helpful and supportive! Thank you for believing in me but most importantly helping me believe in myself!

Course participant Crystall

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