The 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults focuses on the development of literacy skills to create and engage with a range of familiar and unfamiliar complex text types. The focus is on interpreting and creating a range of structurally intricate paper-based and web-based text types which may include some specialisation and applying knowledge of everyday and formal numeracy in a range of contexts. Outcomes also focus on the skills and knowledge to conduct a project to investigate pathways and develop, implement and review a learning plan.

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: 

  • Participating in spoken interactions
  • How to communicate in the workplace
  • How to work with formulae and prepare a personal budget
  • How to identify and engage with community groups

Graduates at this level will have cognitive skills to access, record and act on a defined range of information from a range of sources and cognitive and communication skills to apply and communicate known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems to:

  • develop a learning plan in relation to identified goals, assemble a portfolio, and evaluate progress in relation to goals
  • discuss aspects of own learning plan such as purpose and preferred learning styles to support the development of the plan
  • gather and analyse information from a variety of sources to complete a project
  • identify and address issues and barriers which affect project goals
  • select and apply reading strategies to interpret and analyse a range of familiar and unfamiliar texts

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

Assessment may consist of:

  • Practical demonstration
  • 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.

The 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults consists of 11 units:

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

Core units include:

VU22411 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolios
VU22412 Implement and review a project
VU22413 Engage with a range of complex texts for personal purposes
VU22417 Participate in complex spoken interactions
VU22418 Create a range of complex texts for personal purposes
VU22421 Create a range of complex texts to participate in the community
VU22422 Investigate and interpret shapes and measurements and related formulae
VU22424 Investigate and use simple mathematical formulae and problem-solving techniques
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
FNSFLT201 Develop and use a personal budget
VU22429 Investigate features of Australian culture


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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