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Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

  • National Course Code: 22476VIC
  • TAFE NSW code: 22476VIC-01V01-21STL-216

Location – St Leonards


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6 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 (Introductory) helps you improve your basic maths and general education skills. After completing this certificate, you will be able to access further study, employment or 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
  • Certificate I in Access to Work and Training

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:

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

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


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Part-Time Day, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including supported study time in the learning centre, Independent study time in the learning centre, access to purchased software on computers in the learning centre, websites developed specifically for LLN learners, specific LLN resources in the TAFE library including low level readers and textbooks, Guides for the use of technology (smartphones and tablets) as learning tools.

Students may be co-enrolled in Learner Support to provide additional help.
Students are also encouraged to make use of all opportunities at home and in the community to develop and consolidate their LLN skills eg - Watching TV/listening to the radio/searching the internet, reading magazines, brochures, leaflets, newspapers, practising English conversation with shopkeepers and other community members, practising skills at work, volunteering in a situation that will involve use of English LLN.


This course is for students who live in the Sydney Region who have either LLN, digital, learning/study challenges that prevent them fulfilling work or study goals or participating to their fullest potential in the community. They are of various ages and come from a range of backgrounds, including English and non-English speaking. Some are recent migrants to Australia and others have lived and worked here for many years but not had the chance to gain an education in English. Others were born here and wish to gain general skills. In addition, some existing workers require additional general skills to be able to participate in workplace training, satisfactorily perform their workplace duties or apply for promotional positions.


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 and Wednesday from 9:30am to 2:30pm. 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?


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
VU22358 Develop learning goals
VU22359 Conduct a project with guidance
Elective Units
Number Title
VU22360 Engage with simple texts for personal purposes
VU22363 Engage with simple texts to participate in the community
VU22364 Participate in simple spoken interactions
VU22365 Create simple texts for personal purposes
VU22366 Create simple texts for learning purposes
VU22368 Create simple texts to participate in the community
VU22370 Work with simple measurements in familiar situations
VU22372 Work with and interpret simple numerical information in familiar texts
VU22373 Work with and interpret simple statistical information in familiar texts
VU22375 Apply basic computer skills to language learning
VU22376 Access the internet for language learning
VU22378 Communicate with others in familiar and predictable contexts
VU22379 Identify community options
VU22450 Work with and interpret simple directions in familiar 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.

Course Location

St Leonards
213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards
Phone 131 601

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