DET accredited courses

Vocational Education and Training (VET) accredited courses are developed in response to Victorian industry, enterprise and/or community needs where no relevant training package or endorsed units of competency currently exist. Find information on VET accredited courses relevant to industry.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) develops Vocational Education and Training (VET) accredited courses in response to Victorian industry, enterprise and/or community needs where no relevant training package or endorsed units of competency currently exist.

These VET accredited courses are owned and maintained by the Department. Registered training organisations (RTOs) can add any DET owned accredited course to their scope of registration without payment to the Department.

Permission to add DET courses to scope is provided within the course documentation; however, RTOs must then apply to their regulator to then add the course to their scope of registration.

Building

Building Industries - Building and Construction

Course in Basic Earthmoving (Code: 22266VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The 22266VIC Course in Basic Earthmoving provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required tosafely and efficiently perform basic operations on up to four types of earthmoving equipment.

This course does not align with any specific AQF level.

On completion of the 22266VIC Course in Basic Earthmoving, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • plan and safely prepare for earthmoving work tasks
  • conduct checks before operating machinery
  • safely and efficiently operate earthmoving machinery
  • safely shut down machinery and secure the worksite.
Course in Fibrous Plastering (Shopwork) (Code: 22309VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The 22309VIC Course in Fibrous Plastering (Shopwork) provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required to undertake architectural/modern/heritage restoration works within the building and construction industry. This course does not align with any specific AQF level.

On completion of the 22309VIC Course in Fibrous Plastering (Shopwork) participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • cast architectural features in plaster and cement
  • produce moulds
  • make up models
  • restore architectural features.
Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets (Code: 22325VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation:

Superseded course documentation:

ESV endorsement of RTOs:

Please contact Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) to confirm the process for ESV endorsement of training material to satisfy the requirements within the Electricity Safety Act 1998 at info@energysafe.vic.gov.au or by phone 1800 800 158 (free call) or 03 9203 9700. 

Course purpose:

The 22325VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person to be registered as a spotter by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), when working in the vicinity of overhead and underground assets with plant and equipment. The course does not align with any specific AQF level, but rather complements existing competencies gained by workers in the building and construction and electrical industry. Therefore, it is appropriately designated as a 'Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets'.

On completion of the 22325VIC Course in Workplace Spotting for Service Assets, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • provide a first aid response to a casualty in a workplace setting
  • ensure safe practice as a spotter
  • identify and address hazards associated with plant operating close to overhead assets
  • identify and address hazards associated with underground assets
  • undertake pre start activities and safety checks
  • communicate approach limit information to plant operators
  • facilitate emergency procedures and activities
  • identify the operational envelope of plant/machinery.
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Code: 22338VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

Course documentation:

Superseded course documentation (this course expires 31/12/2017):      

Course purpose:

The aim of the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship is to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship within the building and construction industries at the Certificate III level.

This pre-apprenticeship course consists of a core of common cross sector units of competency that provide skills and knowledge in:

• applying basic leveling procedures

• carrying out basic measurements and calculations

• communicating in the workplace

• erecting and safely using working platforms

• interpreting basic plans and drawings

• preparing and applying for work in the construction industry

• working effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

• workplace safety practices onsite.

 

The course also includes a range of units that introduce the learner to the application of specific materials, tools and equipment, and techniques used in specific trade sectors, that underpin the Certificate III qualifications in the following trade sectors:

• Bricklaying

• Carpentry

• Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding

• Painting and Decorating

• Solid Plastering

• Stonemasonry

• Wall and Ceiling Lining

• Wall and Floor Tiling.

 

The combined skills and knowledge of the pre-apprenticeship course does not provide for a job outcome as a qualified tradesperson as this course is intended to prepare individuals for further training.

Certificate II in Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding (Pre-apprenticeship) (Code: 22145VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III) within the joinery/shopfitting/stairbuilding industries.

This course has a range of units which introduce the learner to basic skills and knowledge that underpin the Certificate III qualifications in Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding. These include skills and knowledge to:

  • work safely in the industry
  • provide basic emergency life support
  • select and use joinery/shopfitting/stairbuilding tools, equipment and materials
  • set up and operate static machines
  • carry out basic construction processes within joinery/shopfitting/stairbuilding industries
  • work effectively with others
  • follow instructions in a designated sequence
  • produce basic technical drawings
  • use numeracy and perform calculations
  • use principles of sustainability
  • identify employment opportunities in the industries.
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) (Code: 22304VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Plumbing) in one of the various sectors of the plumbing industry.

This qualification has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic plumbing skills and knowledge including:

  • working safely as part of a team
  • measuring and calculating
  • using basic industry terminology to communicate effectively
  • reading plans and specifications
  • selecting and using plumbing tools, equipment and materials
  • producing simple technical drawings
  • using basic welding equipment
  • using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations.

This qualification is not linked to any occupational regulatory outcome.

Certificate II in Signage and Graphics (Code: 22285VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III) within the joinery/shopfitting/stairbuilding industries.

The course will prepare graduates with the basic skills and knowledge to undertake apprenticeship training within the signage and graphics industry. To become a fully qualified signwriter, participants then undertake an apprenticeship leading to a Certificate III in Signage qualification.

Building Industries - Civil Construction, Furnishing and Water

Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making and Maintainance (Code: 22305VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making and Maintenance reflects the role of individuals who make and maintain a wide range of musical instruments. This role is usually performed under supervision and is conducted in a music manufacturing or retail work environment.

The Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair reflects the role of individuals who manufacture and repair a wide range of musical instruments. Individuals in this role develop manufacturing processes and undertake repair functions with a focus on structural integrity, aesthetics and sound quality. In this role they may have team leader or supervisory roles or operate as a small business owner.

Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair (Code: 22306VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making and Maintenance reflects the role of individuals who make and maintain a wide range of musical instruments. This role is usually performed under supervision and is conducted in a music manufacturing or retail work environment.

The Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair reflects the role of individuals who manufacture and repair a wide range of musical instruments. Individuals in this role develop manufacturing processes and undertake repair functions with a focus on structural integrity, aesthetics and sound quality. In this role they may have team leader or supervisory roles or operate as a small business owner.

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) (Code: 22268VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

course This course will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required for employment as a building designer. Following an appropriate period of employment, a graduate can apply to the Building Practitioners Board for registration as a draftsperson (architectural).

Business Industries

Course in Building Business Capability in Asia (Code: 22299VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The purpose of this course is to raise awareness about developing business capabilities in Asia for the Australian workforce. It will meet the needs of candidates conducting business in Asia and candidates who intend to conduct business in Asia.

The course is to be designed with a view to support Australia’s export market, which is highly valued by Asia (especially China).

The key vocational outcomes are the development of:

  • Asian business cultural capability
  • knowledge of risk and negotiation techniques to conduct business in Asia
  • preparing for workforce management and tailoring products and services for the Asian market.
Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation) (Code: 22247VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of this course will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to work effectively within small business contexts across a range of industry sectors with the skills, knowledge and attributes to:

  • support safe and sustainable small business operations
  • support the daily financial management of small business operations
  • demonstrate elementary professional skills and approaches to engage in small business contexts
  • apply effective communication, creative thinking and problem solving techniques to underpin co-operative relationships between stakeholders within a small business context
  • support the implementation and review of innovation and change within a small business context
Certificate IV in Forensic Investigation (Code: 22227VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

course This course will provide participants with the ability to meet the current and future industry requirements to effectively work within the forensic investigation sphere; with an intermediate understanding of the science, techniques and management required of forensic investigations.

Vocational outcomes of the course are to:

  • contribute to forensic investigation as applicable to the insurance industry, local government, private investigation and energy sectors
  • apply effective communication and problem-solving techniques to underpin working with colleagues, clients, relevant experts and other stakeholders across a range of forensic investigation contexts
  • effectively manage the handling, cataloguing and dissemination of data from forensic investigations to form conclusions
  • apply forensic investigatory techniques, tools, frameworks and methodologies that are appropriate across a range of investigation contexts
  • supervise self and others in adherence to ethical standards required within the context of forensic investigation at an operational level
  • apply effective written and oral communication skills to the preparation and presentation of information, documents and briefs resulting from forensic investigation and interviewing of persons relevant to the investigation
  • comply with legal and regulatory standards and provisions for work safety within forensic investigation situations
Diploma of Business (Public Relations) (Code: 22284VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Diploma of Business (Public Relations) aims to provide graduates with broad public relations knowledge and skills required to:

  • develop media and public relations campaigns and strategies
  • liaise with media and a range of clients and stakeholders
  • formulate and implement communication strategies and practices
  • manage projects, create mass media advertisements and materials
  • use media for public relations in roles such as public relations intern, public relations consultant and social media public relations officer.

The Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations) will provide graduates with the specialised public relations knowledge and skills required for:

  • media liaison, monitoring and management
  • developing and managing publicity campaigns and preparing publications
  • managing public relations communications and fundraising and sponsorship activities
  • designing web environment for interactive media products and enhancing communications about products or services, planning social media strategies.

In roles such as public relations executive, senior advisor in public relations and public relations manager.

Diploma of Justice (Code: 22320VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation:

Superseded course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Justice will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to effectively apply the operational functions, principles and practices of the Victorian criminal justice system across a variety of justice environments from intermediate to comprehensive capacity level. While Justice graduates are not qualified to conduct therapeutic counselling, they may be called upon to recognise and respond to immediate and daily psychological needs of offenders through appropriate referral, in conjunction with managing referral and longer-term treatment options.

Vocational outcomes of the Diploma course are to:

  • adhere to ethical standards required of working within the Victorian criminal justice sector at an operational level
  • effectively manage a range of justice context functions, including appropriate application of law, working within family violence contexts, conflict resolution and client services that address cultural diversity and special needs
  • apply and direct effective communication, problem-solving and emotional intelligence skills within justice organisational structures and cultures
  • apply effective written communication skills to prepare and present information, documents and briefs
  • comply with legal and regulatory standards and provisions for work safety within justice environments
  • supervise adult offenders at an operational level

Vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma course are to:

  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in conflict resolution and mediation strategies
  • effectively undertake research and evaluation processes of justice operations and innovations across a range of justice contexts
  • effectively manage complex justice operational functions of investigation, evidence processes and preparation of cases for prosecution
  • effectively develop and manage client services, treatment planning, case-management and crime prevention that are underpinned by sociological and psychological analyses and perspectives
  • apply and manage communication skills and problem-solving skills to questioning, interviewing and client support, interaction, counselling, case-management referral, advocacy and third party representation at court
  • apply and manage communication and organisational skills to develop and maintain reports, records, case notes, evidence briefs, and other documentation compliance requirements
  • apply quality assurance, legal and regulatory compliance and safety regulations within justice environment
  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in team development and change management within justice environments
Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations) (Code: 22283VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Diploma of Business (Public Relations) aims to provide graduates with broad public relations knowledge and skills required to:

  • develop media and public relations campaigns and strategies
  • liaise with media and a range of clients and stakeholders
  • formulate and implement communication strategies and practices
  • manage projects, create mass media advertisements and materials
  • use media for public relations in roles such as public relations intern, public relations consultant and social media public relations officer.

The Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations) will provide graduates with the specialised public relations knowledge and skills required for:

  • media liaison, monitoring and management
  • developing and managing publicity campaigns and preparing publications
  • managing public relations communications and fundraising and sponsorship activities
  • designing web environment for interactive media products and enhancing communications about products or services, planning social media strategies.

In roles such as public relations executive, senior advisor in public relations and public relations manager.

Advanced Diploma of International Business (Code: 22279VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This is an entry level qualification for a career at the operational /management level in an organisation involved in international business. The key vocational outcomes are the development of:

  • international business acumen
  • working knowledge of global business principles
  • generic skills set in an international business environment

The Advanced Diploma of International Business provides students with an understanding of the complexities of international business. It draws on an intricate web of resources in manufacturing, marketing, finance and logistics and involves both government and the private sector. Graduates have the capacity to be employed across several industry sectors including business, finance, transport and logistics.

Advanced Diploma of Justice (Code: 22321VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation: Superseded course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Justice will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to effectively apply the operational functions, principles and practices of the Victorian criminal justice system across a variety of justice environments from intermediate to comprehensive capacity level. While Justice graduates are not qualified to conduct therapeutic counselling, they may be called upon to recognise and respond to immediate and daily psychological needs of offenders through appropriate referral, in conjunction with managing referral and longer-term treatment options.

Vocational outcomes of the Diploma course are to:

  • adhere to ethical standards required of working within the Victorian criminal justice sector at an operational level
  • effectively manage a range of justice context functions, including appropriate application of law, working within family violence contexts, conflict resolution and client services that address cultural diversity and special needs
  • apply and direct effective communication, problem-solving and emotional intelligence skills within justice organisational structures and cultures
  • apply effective written communication skills to prepare and present information, documents and briefs
  • comply with legal and regulatory standards and provisions for work safety within justice environments
  • supervise adult offenders at an operational level

Vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma course are to:

  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in conflict resolution and mediation strategies
  • effectively undertake research and evaluation processes of justice operations and innovations across a range of justice contexts
  • effectively manage complex justice operational functions of investigation, evidence processes and preparation of cases for prosecution
  • effectively develop and manage client services, treatment planning, case-management and crime prevention that are underpinned by sociological and psychological analyses and perspectives
  • apply and manage communication skills and problem-solving skills to questioning, interviewing and client support, interaction, counselling, case-management referral, advocacy and third party representation at court
  • apply and manage communication and organisational skills to develop and maintain reports, records, case notes, evidence briefs, and other documentation compliance requirements
  • apply quality assurance, legal and regulatory compliance and safety regulations within justice environment
  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in team development and change management within justice environments
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice (Code: 22276VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice will be able to meet the current and future industry requirement to effectively apply a comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of areas of legal interests to legal processes and practices across a wide variety of employment opportunities within legal practice environments and associated fields within public and/or corporate sectors.

The vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practices are to:

  • effectively undertake legal research to underpin actions and outcomes for activities pertaining to legal ethics and legal areas of interest
  • effectively source and manage information and legal practice operation resources
  • effectively provide advice and assistance to existing and potential clients on legal services through knowledge of relevant legislation, legal processes and ability to interpret legislation
  • effectively manage complex legal operations functions pertaining to a wide range of legal areas of interest
  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in the development and implementation of team outcomes
  • apply and manage communication skills and problem-solving skills to appropriately respond to requirements arising from areas of legal interest across a range of legal process and legal practice contexts
  • apply and manage communication and organisational skills to develop and maintain reports, records, case notes, evidence briefs, and other documentation compliance requirements.
Graduate Certificate in Management (Code: 22230VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the qualification will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to effectively work within complex senior and middle management roles across a wide range of industry sectors with the skills and knowledge to oversee the: development, resourcing and integration of organisational strategic business planning; development and implementation of innovation and its corollary, management of people, change, and organisational culture; management of risk and compliance, and, depending on individual or combined management focus, a range of specific functions of marketing; human resource practices; global business opportunities; financial resources and/or sustainability.

The vocational outcomes of the course are to:

  • effectively drive an organisational strategic direction by acting as a conduit between the operational and the strategic levels
  • recognise triggers and emerging trends that create issues of strategic and operational importance and to manage responses
  • develop and design strategic business plans based on in-depth research and analysis
  • oversee the resourcing and implementation of strategic business planning across a broad range of organisational contexts
  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to engage in sustainable innovation practices and to manage change within organisational contexts
  • apply effective communication techniques and networking strategies to underpin ethical and co-operative
  • relationships between stakeholders across a range of local and global stakeholder groups
  • manage risk and compliance requirements for both local and global contexts
  • apply project management techniques, tools, frameworks and methodologies that are appropriate across a range of individual or multiple business development projects
  • apply a range of business and management knowledge, skills and methodologies to oversight of strategic planning and operations of one or more specific functions outlined above.

Engineering Industries

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Course in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (Code: 22329VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2012

Course documentation:

Superseded course documentation:

Course purpose:

This post-trade course provides the knowledge and skills required to service heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and includes the essential safety measures and control systems. The course also covers the application of relevant codes of practice and standards in the inspection and testing of HVAC systems and includes smoke and fire control features of air handling systems, optimising indoor air quality and enhancing energy efficiency

Course in Pyrometric Requirements for Thermal Processing (Code: 22272VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Course in Pyrometric Requirements for Thermal Processing aims to provide training that will facilitate compliance with International thermal processing standards relevant to aerospace industries.

Course in Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching (Code: 22231VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course has been designed to provide technology teachers using wood and metal machinery in a technology classroom environment with skills in:

  • applying principles and legal requirements of OHS to technology teaching
  • safely operating machinery commonly used by students and teachers
  • identifying, assessing and controlling hazards when working with machines used by students and teachers
  • managing safe use of machines in a classroom setting
  • providing first level maintenance for machines such as lubrication and changing of blades
  • transferring safe operating principles to a range of machines
  • using protective items such as guards and clothing.

The course is confined to the safe use of machinery for technology teaching and is not intended to provide teachers with the vocational competencies in the operation of machinery.

Course in the Use of Carbon Fibre in Composite Manufacturing (Code: 22312VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course will provide participants with the enhanced skills and techniques to be used in the field of composite materials focusing on Carbon Fibre and Carbon Fibre manufacturing. Graduates of the course will be able to work as qualified practitioners in the carbon fibre product manufacturing industry in roles such as:

  • Carbon fibre process operator
  • Carbon fibre process technician
  • Carbon fibre process maintenance trades person
  • Carbon fibre manufacturing sales representative
  • Carbon fibre quality controller
  • Carbon fibre manufacturing trades/post trade.
Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational) (Code: 22261VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This pre-vocational course is primarily for school leavers and new entrants into the workforce. It provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the electrotechnology industry with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.

In particular, the course provides training in basic electrical theory, electrical workshop practices, wiring and basic installation skills, the use of hand and power tools and an overview of the electrotechnology industry and the range of occupations within it.

Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Code: 22209VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The aim of this course is to provide pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries and accommodate entry into the wider engineering industry. Specifically a graduate of this course may:

  • undertake a work-based apprenticeship, traineeship or cadetship leading into a range of related careers as a trades person
  • enrol in Certificate III qualifications in the engineering sector gain entry level employment in engineering or related industries.
Certificate II in Integrated Technologies (Code: 22289VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This is a pre-vocational course that will provide learners with the skills required by industries, which broadly encompass electrotechnology, telecommunications, information technology and security systems to:

  • continue vocational training gain work and further training through an apprenticeship, traineeship or cadetship
  • find employment in fields such an electronics, entertainment, wireless systems, technical support for computer and electronic equipment, energy generation, sustainability, computer controlled applications, electronic equipment or computer network support.
Certificate IV in Cyber Security (Code: 22334VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that enables them to:

  • monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
  • implement appropriate software
  • use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies.

Certificate IV in Electrical Inspection (Code: 22324VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course is aimed at licensed electrical trades people and professional electrical engineers to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to inspect and assess a variety of electrical installations for compliance with the regulator’s requirements.

This course is not intended to prepare individuals to undertake licensed electrical installation work.

It must be noted that ESV requires direct application by individuals for the different classes of electrical inspection licenses, specifies additional mentoring work and ESV assessment requirements before the licence may be granted. For more information, see: Energy Sage Victoria

Certificate IV in Integrated Technologies (Code: 22263VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course is mainly targeted for new entrants into the workforce, such as school leavers, who want to gain employment as technicians.

There is no single source of employment for graduates from this proposed course. Rather, skills developed in the course will prepare graduates to undertake work across a wide range of activities in technology fields which are merging and for which presently no formal qualifications are available. Typical job roles are:

  • leading tradesperson
  • service technician
  • systems manager
  • facilities manager
  • small team leader.

A diverse range of industries will employ graduates from this course, such as small and large enterprises involved with manufacturing, medical equipment servicing, telecommunications infrastructure, building automation, computer networking, process control or blends of these technologies.

Diploma of Electrical Project Management (Code: 22267VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Successful completion of the Diploma of Electrical Project Management provides participants with knowledge and skills required to manage a variety of electrical projects effectively.

Diploma of Engineering Technology (Code: 22229VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • implement and utilise engineering solutions in mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications requiring substantial theoretical concepts
  • analyse, diagnose and plan with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing engineering solutions that have a basis in engineering technology
  • use complex technical information and concepts to plan and implement solutions for a range of engineering environments and contexts
  • troubleshoot interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems
  • provide substantial support in managing complex projects within given time and budgetary constraints, and manage prescribed technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • recall and apply engineering and scientific principles in designing mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications based on a well founded specialist knowledge domain
  • analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing solutions that have a basis in engineering technology
  • propose and brief on technical solutions and concepts typically with options for various engineering environments and contexts
  • integrate and solve interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems
  • manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • manage autonomously a range of technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Code: 22228VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • implement and utilise engineering solutions in mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications requiring substantial theoretical concepts
  • analyse, diagnose and plan with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing engineering solutions that have a basis in engineering technology
  • use complex technical information and concepts to plan and implement solutions for a range of engineering environments and contexts
  • troubleshoot interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems
  • provide substantial support in managing complex projects within given time and budgetary constraints, and manage prescribed technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • recall and apply engineering and scientific principles in designing mechanical, civil and manufacturing engineering applications based on a well founded specialist knowledge domain
  • analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments with respect to mechanical, civil construction and manufacturing solutions that have a basis in engineering technology
  • propose and brief on technical solutions and concepts typically with options for various engineering environments and contexts
  • integrate and solve interfacing problems between disparate technical or engineering systems
  • manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • manage autonomously a range of technical objectives within organisations that have outputs based on engineering application.

General Manufacturing

Course in Retrofitting for Energy and Water Efficiency (Code: 22311VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake retrofitting activities to reduce energy and water usage. It also serves as an introduction to concepts of sustainability.

Retrofitters who complete this course will not be engaged in building and construction work, and will not undertake tasks normally completed by a qualified tradesperson. Possible employment options include local councils, private companies, contractors, and utility and maintenance companies.

Graduate Certificate in Tool Design for Plastics (Code: 22332VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the qualification will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to work effectively across the plastics product and tool design industry with the skills and knowledge to:

  • manage appropriate application of tool design methodologies and principles to meet product specifications
  • incorporate emerging additive manufacturing technologies to facilitate rapid prototyping and rapid tool fabrication for plastics processing
  • manage optimisation of production methodologies and principles
  • develop frameworks for achieving project outcomes
  • manage tool design within: o injection moulding specialisation o manage tool design within blow moulding specialisation o manage tool design within extrusion specialisation
  • evaluate systems and outcomes
  • maintain knowledge of local and international industry and position of Australian tool design.

Human Services

Community Services and Health

Course in Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (Acute Health Setting) (Code: 22277VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

 Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Successful completion of this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to work effectively as an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in a range of acute health settings, including, but not limited to:

  • In-patient services
  • Out-patient services
  • Emergency department services
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Domiciliary care
  • Hospital in the home and related services
  • Mental health services

Position titles and job roles of an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer may vary between individual hospitals and/or health services. The course addresses the needs of persons working in an acute health setting as a liaison with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. It may be supplemented by additional training to fully address other aspects of an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer’s role.

Course in Basic Oxygen Administration (Code: 22298VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Course in Basic Oxygen Administration will be able to recognise and respond to emergency situations that require the application of oxygen therapy or oxygen resuscitation, as appropriate, until the arrival of medical assistance.

Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (Code: 22300VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis will be able to:

  • Identify the triggers, signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis
  • Develop risk management and risk minimisation strategies for anaphylaxis. This includes the development and implementation of pre-emergency risk assessment/management and the development of individual anaphylaxis management plans
  • Provide an emergency first aid response to an individual experiencing anaphylaxis, until the arrival of medical assistance. This includes standard first aid procedures and the specific skills and knowledge to administer adrenaline using an adrenaline autoinjector.
Course in Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace (Code: 22282VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Successful completion of this course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be able to develop an asthma management plan and provide asthma related first aid interventions in the workplace.

Course in Notetaking for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (Code: 22249VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The 22249VIC Course in Notetaking for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People provides training for people wishing to work as notetakers for deaf and hard of hearing people in a variety of situations. Clients using notetakers may be deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind.

People with deafblindness can have varying degrees of combined hearing and vision impairment. For example, a person may be:

  • Hard of hearing and partially sighted
  • Hard of hearing and totally blind
  • Profoundly deaf and partially sighted
  • Have complete loss of both senses.

The skills and knowledge contained in this course allow a notetaker to provide academic support for a deafblind person who is partially sighted.

Course in Personal Carer Training Using Non-Invasive Ventilation (Code: 22210VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Successful completion of the Course in Personal Care Training Using Non-Invasive Ventilation will enable Personal Carers to operate a non invasive ventilator in the home, or residential care facility.

Course in Service Co-ordination (Code: 22191VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Course in Service Coordination will be able to contribute to service coordination across several service providers that effectively meet the diverse needs of clients.

Course in Supported Playgroup Facilitation (Code: 22319VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

Course documenation:

Course purpose:

The course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of supported playgroup facilitators who assist parents to develop parenting skills that support their children’s learning and development outcomes.

Course in Verifying the Correct Use of Adrenaline Autoinjector Devices (Code: 22303VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Graduates of the Course in Verifying the Correct Use of Adrenaline Autoinjector Devices will have the required skills and knowledge to verify that an individual, who has successfully completed the online modules of the ASCIA Anaphylaxis eTraining for Victorian Schools, can demonstrate correct use of all adrenaline autoinjector devices prescribed in the ASCIA e-training and are currently available in Australia.

Graduates of this course will not have the skills and knowledge to train others to be a verifier or to train others to correctly use adrenaline autoinjector devices.

Course in Working with People Affected by Amphetamine Type Stimulants (Code: 22314VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of frontline workers who, through the course of their substantive activities, come into contact with people who are affected by Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS).

Certificate IV in Clinical Classification (Code: 22274VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate IV in Clinical Classification is an entry level course that develops the skills and knowledge to translate descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into codes, which are recorded as health data.

Entry level Clinical Coders are responsible for the coding of moderately complex medical records and the current pathway to coding complex records is through on the job experience.

Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (Code: 22316VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Completion of this course enables qualified Remedial Massage Therapist to practise as a Myotherapist in their own practice, or as a member of a health clinic The vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy are to:

  • Establish and manage a myotherapy practice; including business skills and legal compliance
  • Manage health risks in a myotherapy environment; including aspects of health risk analysis, personal and premises hygiene, as well as infection prevention and control
  • Work effectively within a myotherapy framework; including working within clinic and regulation guidelines, achieving quality standards, preparing client education and health strategies, as well as ongoing performance development and working with other services/networks
  • Perform myotherapy clinical assessment; including accurately gathering and interpreting information to assess a client’s condition in order to provide myotherapy treatment
  • Plan myotherapy treatment strategy; including negotiating with the client
  • Provide myotherapy treatment according to the techniques and practices of a myotherapy framework
  • Provide myofascial dry needling treatments
  • Source and evaluate relevant research information and apply findings to own myotherapy clinical practice
  • Employ communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders.

Arts/Entertainment and Recreation

Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing (Code: 22203VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Successful completion of the 22203VIC Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing will enable the participant to provide a range of professional writing and proofreading services

Diploma of Product Design (Code: 22221VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to undertake employment as product designers with existing companies or to set up an independent practice as a product designer.

Product designers discuss designs with colleagues and clients, as well as working closely with engineers, model makers, sales and marketing staff and other skilled people. They use drawings, 3-D models and computer designs to express their ideas. They should understand technology, production methods and materials, and be able to meet deadlines and work within budgets.

Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing (Code: 22091VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge to work as professional writers and editors. There is a wide range of vocational opportunity for the exercise of writing and editing skills including technical writing , corporate writing, writing in electronic media, speechwriting, educational writing, creative writing in myriad forms, part-time journalism, copy editing, structural editing and publishing.

Employment possibilities range from paid positions within the publishing, corporate or educational industries to freelance work as either writer or editor. Many persons combine their writing and editing skills with teaching or other public sector employment.

Diploma of Theatre Arts (Code: 22315VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Diploma of Theatre Arts describes the skills and knowledge required for multi-skilled theatre workers who work as performers and creative production team members in small companies and community theatres as well as in the production of festivals, events and ceremonies.

In this role they develop concepts in production through to performing for audiences and working with the technical aspects of productions, including sets, lighting and audio. They also apply generic business and entrepreneurial skills to support the operations and production of small companies and community theatre, festivals, events and ceremonies.

Possible job roles include but is not limited to:

  • Community theatre worker
  • Corporate entertainer
  • Independent theatre creator
  • Event/ceremony worker
  • Festival worker.

This course is intended to provide participants with the range of knowledge and skills to perform the following core functions associated with multi-skilled theatre workers:

  • perform as a part of an ensemble and/or as a solo performer using voice, acting and movement
  • develop and refine performance styles through art forms, history and other performances
  • collaborate with colleagues and professional experts on concepts and the creative and technical requirements for productions
  • plan and manage the operations for productions
  • plan and manage rehearsals through to performance of full production for audiences
  • direct the staging of a performance.

Primary Industries

Course in Farm Business Risk Management (Code: 22296VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This course is designed to provide farmers with the skills and knowledge to develop risk management strategies for farm business planning, climate risk management, the selection and use of appropriate agricultural technology to support the implementation of risk management strategies. It aims to support farmers and farm managers to build on their selfreliance and preparedness to manage business risks. Farmers will develop capability to:

  • identify and manage business risk
  • adapt and prepare for the impacts of increased climate variability
  • improve business productivity and performance
  • use agricultural technology to manage risk
Course in Plan Prescribed Burning (Code: 22297VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Course in Plan Prescribed Burning is intended for individuals who require the technical skills to plan for prescribed burning for land management purposes. Graduates of this course may find work in an agency or enterprise that uses prescribed burning as a land management technique, usually to manage fuel loads to reduce the risk of wildfire, but also as a tool for regeneration of natural areas for ecological or cultural purposes.

Participants may seek employment with:

  • Local government
  • State government
  • State fire agencies
  • Land owners or managers of natural resources
Certificate II in Equine Studies (Code: 22246VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate II in Equine Studies is primarily an entry level vocational qualification which will enable successful graduates to apply for employment in different sectors of the equine industry in roles such as stablehands or stud hands or further study in a range of equine or equine related qualifications in horse breeding, sport or racing. Graduates who have undertaken this course as a VCE VET program and who have the required ATAR scores may wish to apply for university degree courses in equine or equine related fields.

Certificate II in Greengrocery (Code: 22339VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2022

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate II in Greengrocery is an introductory level qualification, aimed at young people who may have just left school and those who are still at school.

Certificate III in Greengrocery (Code: 22340VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2022

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate III in Greengrocery targets workers who can work under limited supervision with some degree of autonomy.

Certificate IV in Landscape Design (Code: 22331VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

Course documentation:

Superseded course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate IV in Landscape Design supports the development of the skills and knowledge to work as a landscape designer.

Diploma of Agronomy (Code: 22273VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019

Course documenation:

Course purpose:

This course provides training in the high-level practical skills needed to provide technical information and advice on plant nutrition and fertiliser application for grain, pasture and fodder crops, appropriate crop varieties, crop rotations, weed, pest and disease management and effective soil testing.

This qualification is intended for individuals who require technical and applied skills and knowledge in agronomy in the areas of sales, advisory services, research or farming. The qualification is appropriate for farmers wishing to develop their skills and knowledge and those seeking formal qualifications. Graduates may find work as consultant agronomists, employment with agricultural merchandise companies and chemical, fertiliser and seed companies. The qualification could also be used by government bodies such as the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to train new graduates or technical assistants.

Although not its primary purpose, the industry has noted that while degree graduates have valuable research and scientific skills, they often lack the technical and applied skills required for a career in agronomy. This qualification may also be used to address the needs of this client group.

Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science (Code: 22260VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science provides individuals with the high-level technical skills and knowledge required to work in horticultural enterprises. Enterprises in which participants may seek employment include:

  • local government
  • landscape enterprises
  • garden maintenance enterprises
  • botanic gardens and institutions.
Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management) (Code: 22308VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Diploma of Horse Breeding (Stud Management) aims to develop the skills and knowledge required by stud managers to manage horse breeding activities. Their duties include horse husbandry, breeding management, management of physical and natural resources, business administration, staff management and the training and marketing of bloodstock.

Service Industries

General Studies and Further Education

Course in Assessment of Informal Learning (Code: 22212VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course is developed to meet the needs of teachers and assessors to be able to assess and recognise learner’s informal learning gain. The course aims to provide the teacher and assessor with:

  • a discussion-based assessment process for assessing learners against units of competency for the purpose of formal recognition
  • skills to describe the complexity of the learning gain attained through informal learning
  • creation of an environment for the learner that is motivational and supportive
  • development of probing questions.
Course in EAL (Code: 22259VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Course in EAL is designed for EAL participants who have little or no prior educational experience or whose circumstances have resulted in disrupted education and who need to develop initial level basic English speaking, listening, reading and writing, numeracy and learning skills prior to accessing further English language education and possible employment.

Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Code: 22294VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020

 Course documenation:

Course purpose:

The Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy and the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy are intended to support development of the literacy and numeracy skills of learners with intellectual disabilities.

Course in Initial General Education for Adults (Code: 22234VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Course in Initial Education for Adults provides learners who have low literacy and numeracy skills the opportunity to build confidence, re-engage with learning and pathway into AQF qualifications.

Course in Recognised Informal Learning (Code: 22213VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The course is developed to meet the needs of clients, from groups characterised by educational disadvantage, by providing a point of entry into educational pathways or employment.

The course has educational outcomes resulting in no specific vocational outcomes from the course

This course aims to provide a way of:

  • providing national recognition for informal learning
  • potentially incorporating informal learning in accredited courses
  • describing the four levels of informal learning gain acquired based on skills and knowledge, autonomy, issues and context of the learning granting formal recognition for informal learning.
Certificate I in EAL (Access) (Code: 22250VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate I (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs together with electives selected to develop relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge. The purpose of this qualification is preparation for participation in further English language study or vocational training which may include English language support or employment.

Certificate I in Employment Pathways (Code: 22280VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate I in Vocational Preparation was first accredited in 2005 and replaced 15546VIC Course in Vocational Education and Training, 15547VIC Certificate I in Vocational Education and Training and 15548VIC Certificate II in Vocational Education and Training. It was subsequently reaccredited in 2010 in response to a clearly articulated need for the development of work preparation skills at a foundation level.

The Certificate I in Employment Pathways is a reaccreditation of the Certificate I in Vocational Preparation and provides a focus on orientation to work options and pathways to further specific vocational education and training.

The purpose of this course is to enable learners to develop skills and knowledge to improve their employability and work readiness and to assist them to re-engage with learning. A significant number of learners require a course that re-engages them in vocational learning through the further development of generic and employability skills in order to facilitate a pathway to higher level qualifications. Educational outcomes and pathways may also include direct entry to employment.

The Certificate I in Vocational Preparation has been used in diverse learning environments and with diverse learning cohorts including:

  • disengaged youth
  • older adults re-entering the workplace
  • students undertaking senior secondary certificates (VCE and VCAL)
  • indigenous learners
  • newly arrived refugees and migrants.

Learning environments include:

  • as a pre-employment course
  • transition between secondary school and work
  • correctional settings.
Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Code: 22236VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate I outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to create and interpret simple, personally relevant texts and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations. Skills and knowledge are applied to develop and document a learning plan, prepare a portfolio to evidence learning and engage in a project.

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) (Code: 22235VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate I outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to create and interpret simple, personally relevant texts and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations. Skills and knowledge are applied to develop and document a learning plan, prepare a portfolio to evidence learning and engage in a project.

Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Code: 22293VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy and the Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy are intended to support development of the literacy and numeracy skills of learners with intellectual disabilities.

Certificate I in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22215VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate I enables learners to explore their Aboriginal identity and community and develop or strengthen personal connections. It also enables learners to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills and personal confidence to engage more broadly with society.

Certificate I in Transition Education (Code: 22301VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate I in Transition Education is intended to support learners with permanent intellectual disabilities to develop the skills to find the most appropriate option for them in the community after leaving school. This may include employment, volunteer work or further study.

The Certificate I in Transition Education is restricted to post compulsory school aged learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/ intellectual disability.

In exceptional circumstances compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/ intellectual disability may be enrolled in the qualification.

Certificate I in Work Education (Code: 22302VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate I in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school age learners with permanent intellectual disabilities to develop the skills to explore work options and access pathways to further specific vocational education and training. It supports learners to improve their employability and work readiness.

In exceptional circumstances compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/ intellectual disability may be enrolled in the qualification.

Certificate II in EAL (Access) (Code: 22251VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate II (Access) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills together with electives selected to develop relevant knowledge and skills for simple everyday communication and community participation and to enable participants to move into further English language education or vocational training or a combination of both, or employment.

Certificate II in EAL (Employment) (Code: 22252VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate II (Employment) outcomes focus on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and knowledge in the context of the Australian workplace. Participants may have differing levels of work experience and in diverse contexts prior to coming to Australia. Others will have had no workplace experience. The qualification includes outcomes focussing on preparation for employment, employability skills, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and awareness of basic workplace safety and work culture in the Australian context.

Certificate II in General Education for Adults (Code: 22237VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate II GEA outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to read, interpret, evaluate and create a range of texts and to apply knowledge of everyday and formal numeracy in a range of contexts. Outcomes also focus on the skills and knowledge to conduct a project and to investigate pathways and develop, implement and review a learning plan.

Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22217VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose

This Certificate II enables the development of personal connections with community and provides the opportunity to develop vocational skills to pathway into further training or employment.

Certificate III in EAL (Access) (Code: 22253VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate III (Employment) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading writing skills and literacy skills including digital literacy skills for the Australian workplace. Outcomes include electives to develop technical, and workplace skills and knowledge to participate safely and communicate effectively in the workplace. Participants may have prior work experience either overseas or in Australia and wish to access similar work or prepare for new employment options as work roles change.

Certificate III in EAL (Employment)(Code: 22254VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate III (Employment) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English language speaking, listening, reading writing skills and literacy skills including digital literacy skills for the Australian workplace. Outcomes include electives to develop technical, and workplace skills and knowledge to participate safely and communicate effectively in the workplace. Participants may have prior work experience either overseas or in Australia and wish to access similar work or prepare for new employment options as work roles change.

Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) (Code: 22255VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate III (Further Study) outcomes focus on the consolidation of English speaking and listening, reading, writing and study skills to participate in a range of Australian further study contexts. Outcomes include literacy skills including digital literacy skills and cultural and critical knowledge and skills together with knowledge and skills to access further education pathways. Participants may pathway to vocational or other education or to further English language courses.

Certificate III in General Education for Adults (Code: 22238VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This Certificate III focuses on the development of literacy skills to read, interpret, critically analyse and create complex texts and to perform a range of complex mathematical tasks. The Certificate III also includes the ability to research a range of pathway options and identify and progress toward personal goals.

Certificate III in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22218VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

This Certificate III enables the development of skills to participate more fully in community activities and develop vocational and study skills to pathway into further training, study or employment.

Certificate III in Science (Code: 22219VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course description:

Course purpose:

The Certificate III in Science is primarily a preparatory qualification which will enable successful graduates to apply for vocational Certificate IV or Diploma courses in science and technology. The Certificate IV in Science is primarily a preparatory qualification which will enable successful graduates to apply for university degree or associate degree courses in science and technology.

Further study in science and technology may include laboratory technology, nursing, biotechnology, information technology, food technology, environmental science, health, engineering, applied sciences and other related courses.

Certificate IV in EAL (Access) (Code: 22256VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate IV (Access) outcomes focus on the consolidation of advanced English language speaking and listening, reading and writing skills to access a range of community options. Outcomes include a range of complex communication skills and knowledge in English, literacy skills including digital literacy skills and a range of electives focussing on cultural knowledge and skills. The purpose of this qualification is to enable those seeking to further develop their existing knowledge and skills in English to participate effectively in the community, including leadership roles.

Certificate IV in EAL (Employment Professional) (Code: 22257VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate IV (Employment/Professional) outcomes are designed for skilled, qualified and experienced workers who require high level speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in English, and literacy skills including digital literacy skills, to gain skilled jobs (such as various technical and IT jobs, in the medical or engineering professions), and for those seeking to access employment in specialised fields. Participants may have specialised knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English language proficiency to successfully gain access to their field.

Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) (Code: 22258VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

Certificate IV (Further Study) outcomes are designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education. Participants include those who have already completed or partially completed further or higher education, those who wish to upgrade their qualifications and those wishing to enter higher level qualifications for the first time. The purpose of this course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level together with knowledge of the Australian education system. Outcomes are designed to support those who will use their existing skills and knowledge in their language in the workplace, for example as interpreters and providing bilingual support, to gain access to further training to support employment.

Certificate IV in Liberal Arts (Code: 22317VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate IV in Liberal Arts provides an alternative pathway to access further study by developing study skills for effective participation in a tertiary learning environment. Although the content of the curriculum focuses on the humanities and social sciences, it enables students to develop broader skills in analysis, critical thinking, and communication which can be applied to a range of disciplines.

Certificate IV in Science (Code: 22220VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate III in Science is primarily a preparatory qualification which will enable successful graduates to apply for vocational Certificate IV or Diploma courses in science and technology.

The Certificate IV in Science is primarily a preparatory qualification which will enable successful graduates to apply for university degree or associate degree courses in science and technology.

Further study in science and technology may include laboratory technology, nursing, biotechnology, information technology, food technology, environmental science, health, engineering, applied sciences and other related courses.

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (Code: 22313VIC)

Accreditation period: 1 July 2016 to 31 June 2021

Course documentation:

Course purpose:

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation provides an alternative pathway for those returning to study by supporting the development of academic and study skills to access higher level qualifications both in the VET sector and in Higher Education.

The purpose of the Certificate IV is to assist entry to VET and Higher Education courses across a range of disciplines. The term ‘Tertiary Studies’ as used within the context of this course refers to both higher education undergraduate study and higher level vocational (VET) courses of study. Such courses of study have their own entry requirements and this course is not intended to either replace those requirements or to guarantee access to individual courses of study however in undertaking this course, students will be better prepared for future training and education options.

Literacy and Numeracy Support Implementation Guide

Literacy and Numeracy Support Implementation Guide (Code: LNSUPPORT)

Documentation:

Purpose:

This guide is intended to provide information to Training Providers and teachers/trainers and assessors to assist the implementation of Literacy and Numeracy Support in Victoria.

The guide is designed to:

  • inform Training Providers about the implementation arrangements for training delivery for Literacy and Numeracy Support under the Skills First program
  • inform Training Providers which units of competency relating to foundation skills comprise Victoria’s Literacy and Numeracy Support
  • provide sample skills groups to illustrate good practice
  • provide key information, contacts and links.