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Certificate I in General Education for Adults

  • National Course Code: 22472VIC
  • TAFE NSW code: 22472VIC-01V01-22RDW-002

Location – Randwick (Focus on reading, writing, basic maths and basic computing)


Full Time


On campus

Course Start Date

19 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

10 Hours per week


18 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate I in General Education for Adults improves your reading, writing and general education skills. A teacher will work with you to develop a learning plan. After completing this certificate, you will be able to access further study, employment or to participate in the community.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Use a computer, mobile phone, ipad or tablet
  • Improve your spelling and grammar
  • Improve your writing
  • Build your confidence with reading and maths


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Learning skills
  • Confidence
  • Work skills
  • Digital skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • Improve your reading and writing
  • Improve your maths
  • Improve your general education
  • Learn digital skills

Career opportunities:

  • You will have reading, writing and maths skills to complete work tasks in a range of jobs.


Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.


This course will help you with:

  • Reading and writing
  • Improving your maths
  • General education skills
  • Digital skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • attend class and complete all assessment tasks. Details will be given to you in class.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 10 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 18 weeks.

Please note, part time options are available.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening and basic computing for personal use, work or further study.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Workshops, Study Centres, Disability Support, Counselling

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • This Foundation course is fee exempt for students eligible for Smart and Skilled.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
VU22385 Plan and undertake a project
Elective Units
Number Title
VU22386 Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22387 Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
VU22389 Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22379 Identify community options
VU22381 Identify features of the health care system
VU22402 Undertake a simple investigation of health and well being
VU22408 Identify the Australian electoral system
VU22391 Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22392 Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
VU22394 Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22395 Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situations
VU22396 Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations
VU22397 Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations
VU22399 Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Randwick (Focus on reading, writing, basic maths and basic computing)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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