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Certificate I in Work Education

Course Code 22566VIC

  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • On Campus
  • Chadstone
  • Moorabbin

This course is not available for International Students


Are you 16–24 years old? Do you need support with your learning and/or social skills? Did you attend a specialist school or have assistance from a teacher's aide in class? The Certificate I in Work Education will help you learn the skills you will need to be successful at work.

Career Opportunities

  • open or supported employment
  • voluntary work

Pathway to further studies

  • 22481VIC Certificate II in Work Education

Studying the Certificate I in Work Education at Holmesglen

You will take part in subjects and projects that will help you develop job-seeking skill, work-readiness skills, time-management skills, personal presentation skills, team-work and communication skills.<p>You will study in groups of up to 12 students. The course includes 2 x two week blocks of work placement and a two-night camp.<br>.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible students must be at least 16 years of age.<p>You will need to come to a meeting with a parent or carer to find out if the course will meet your needs.<p>Students over 18 will need a current police check to take part in voluntary work.course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


Monday to Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm, plus 2 x two week blocks of work placement
Unit code Unit name
MSMWHS100 Follow WHS procedures
VU22787 Prepare for employment
VU23028 Develop and apply an individual vocational plan with support
VU23029 Develop personal management skills for work
VU23030 Participate in vocational activities
VU23031 Participate in practical placement with support
VU23032 Develop workplace communications skills
Unit code Unit name
AHCNSY102 Support nursery work
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment
VU22369 Work with simple numbers and money in familiar situations


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $19,960
Government subsidised $1,725
Concession $345
Mandatory materials Cost
Activities fee $1,000

Additional Course Cost

Students may be required to obtain a National Police Records check for placement or voluntary work. The approximate cost is $50.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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