Department accredited VET courses

scThis page lists accredited vocational education and training (VET) courses that have been developed by the Department.

The courses have been developed to support Victorian industry and community needs where there are no existing packages or endorsed units available.

Usage

The following Victorian Crown Copyright accredited courses are owned by the Department and available to download for free. 

Section A of the documentation includes information on permissions for use. Section B provides course information, including content and course rules.

Registered training organisations will need to apply to their VET regulator (ASQA, the VRQA or WATAC) to request addition of any of these courses 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 Concrete Precast Rectification (Code: 22497VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

Course documentation

Course purpose

The 22497VIC Course in Concrete Precast Rectification provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person to be employed as a concrete precast rectifier/patcher and repairer.

The course does not align with any specific AQF level, but rather complements existing competencies gained by workers in the building and construction industry. Therefore, it is appropriately designated as a ‘Course in Concrete Precast Rectification’.

On completion of the 22497VIC Course in Concrete Precast Rectification, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • identify hazards and associated risks when working in a concrete precast rectification role
  • assess and determine appropriate patching and repair methods and material requirements
  • plan and safely prepare for concrete precast patch and repair tasks
  • make accurate calculations, measurements and judgments for product mixing and material consistency
  • employ appropriate curing techniques for cement, grout and epoxy materials
  • use a range of application and finishing techniques to various surface types
  • modify work processes/repair methods, according to changing circumstances.
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 Trenchless Technology Assistance (Code: 22506VIC)

Accreditation period

1 February 2019 to 31 January 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

This course will prepare graduates to be employed as an assistant in the inspection and cleaning of conduits within the trenchless technology sector.

This course will prepare graduates to:

  • communicate effectively with colleagues, contractors and the public in a trenchless construction environment
  • handle and move industrialised trenchless technology inspection and cleaning equipment
  • support the identification, location, excavation and protection of underground conduit services
  • follow WHS/OHS procedures to work safely onsite and in confined spaces.
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

Course purpose

The reaccredited preapprenticeship course will continue to provide young people with the opportunity to gain a strong skill and knowledge base related to their selected trade sector. Research during the reaccreditation process indicates that a preapprenticeship helps students decide if they are suited to a trade career. It teaches students skills and knowledge, and boosts student’s literacy, numeracy and general employability. The learning outcomes include:

  • communication skills for the construction industry
  • workplace safety and site induction
  • determining opportunities and pathways, and applying for work in the construction industry
  • identification of different building structures and components and sequencing of activities in the construction industry
  • application of mathematical calculations in the construction industry
  • safe erection, use and disassembly of restricted height scaffolding and working platforms
  • selection and application of levelling techniques
  • identification of quality principles in the construction industry
  • safe use and maintenance of general construction plant and selected portable power tools
  • identification of processes and activities in construction which improve environmental sustainability
  • interpretation and production of documents and plans used in the construction industry
  • recognising and responding to life threatening emergencies using basic life support measures
  • application of construction tools, plant, materials and techniques used in specific trade sectors.
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.

Certificate III in Prefabrication Installation (Code: 22504VIC)

Accreditation period

1 February 2019 to 31 January 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The skills and knowledge described in the Certificate III in Prefabrication Installation reflects the role of onsite installers and/or assemblers who install prefabricated or modular building elements on a construction site in a team and time constrained environment.

The purpose of this course is to develop these skills and knowledge for new entrants to the prefabrication construction industry or provide pathways for those who have backgrounds in manufacturing or other related industries and wish to transfer their existing skills to the construction industry.

Building industries - civil construction, furnishing and water

Certificate III in Musical Instrument Making and Maintenance (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: 22477VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

Course documentation 

Course purpose

The 22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person to be employed as a building designer or draftsperson.

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: 22480VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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
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

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

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.

Engineering industries

Electrical/electronics engineering

Certificate II in Engineering Studies (Code: 22470VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2018 and 30 June 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

The aim of this course is to provide pre-employment training and a pathway into the engineering, manufacturing or related industries. Specifically a graduate of this course will be eligible to:

  • undertake a work-based traineeship or apprenticeship in a range of engineering, manufacturing or related areas
  • enrol in Certificate III qualifications in the engineering, manufacturing or related areas
  • seek entry level employment in the engineering, manufacturing or related industries
Course in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (Code: 22329VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022

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 New Energy Technology Systems (Code: 22453VIC)

Accreditation period

31 August 2017 to 30 August 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills to determine client energy needs, to safely undertake a site assessment, and to design or install a grid-connected new energy generating system to meet client requirements. The course is intended for electrical tradespersons, technicians, engineers or experienced persons who wish to operate as accredited service providers for the design or installation of grid-connected new energy generating and storage systems.

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: 22454VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

The course has been developed to provide secondary school technology teachers with the knowledge and skills to:

  • apply principles and legal requirements of WHS/OHS to the technology teaching environment
  • safely operate a range of machinery (woodwork and/or metalwork)
  • identify, assess and control hazards when working with machinery in a classroom setting
  • undertake basic and/or preventative machinery maintenance
  • transfer safe operating principles to a range of machines
  • select and use appropriate personal protective equipment.

The course is confined to the safe use of machinery for technology teaching and is not intended to provide teachers with the vocational competencies to operate machinery in a non-school environment.

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 30 June 2019

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 Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) (Code: 22499VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

This pre-vocational course is primarily for school leavers and other new entrants wishing to prepare themselves to gain a traineeship, apprenticeship or other employment in the electrotechnology industry.

The course provides an overview of the industry, employment opportunities and the training pathways available. It also includes training in the basic fundamentals of electrical, telecommunication, refrigeration and air conditioning systems as well as workshop experience in fabrication and assembly techniques, wiring, cabling, basic installation skills and use of test equipment. Workplace safety and first aid training are also included.

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 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 & 22519VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019

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.

Accreditation period

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The purpose of this course to provide learners with knowledge and skills in a range of technologies in particular, the blending of these technologies into new and innovative applications and to service and maintain these applications.

The primary target group for this course are school leavers who want to gain employment in a technical role in a range of industry areas. The course also provides a pathway for tradespeople in the electrotechnology or engineering industries, to upskill to a leading tradesperson, technician or technical officer role.

Diploma of Electrical Project Management (Code: 22267VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2014 to 31 December 2019

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 Electrotechnology Project Management (Code: 22509VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The primary purpose of the Diploma of Electrotechnology Project Management is to provide participants with knowledge and skills to manage a variety of electrotechnology projects effectively.

Diploma of Railway Signalling Systems (Code: 22458VIC)

Accreditation period

1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

The purpose of the Diploma of Railway Signalling Systems is to provide paraprofessional level training for railway signalling and communications technical officers. Participants will develop the range of skills and knowledge that will enable them as part of a team, to plan, develop and implement railway signalling systems, manage repair and maintenance of the systems and associated equipment and undertake signalling incident investigations.

Diploma/Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Code: 22478VIC+22479VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023

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
  • prepare a 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 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Principles (Code: 22450VIC)

Accreditation period

1 October 2017 to 30 September 2022.

Course documentation

Course purpose

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to begin working in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. Pharmaceutical manufacturing takes many forms but has a range of common processes and procedures. This course enables learners to:

  • develop the skills and knowledge common to all pharmaceutical sectors prior to further process specific training.
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 Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk (Code: 22510VIC)

Accreditation period

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The 22510VIC Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes for a person in universal services role to identify the presenting risk of family violence for universal service users and provide a response appropriate to the role of universal service professionals. This course also provides the foundational understanding of family violence and risk needed for further levels of specialisation.

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 Providing Support to People Using Ventilators and C-PAP Machines (Code: 22503VIC)

Accreditation period

1 February 2019 to 31 January 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

Successful completion of the Course in Providing Support to People Using Ventilators and C-PAP Machines will enable carers to support people in using non-invasive ventilators, C-PAP machines and invasive ventilators in the home or residential care facility.

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 2020

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 2011 to 30 June 2019

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: 22446VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

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 30 June 2019

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 III in Equine Studies (Code: 22513VIC)

Accreditation period

1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

This qualification enables 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.

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

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: 22514VIC)

Accreditation period

1 May 2019 to 30 April 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science supports the development of skills and knowledge to work in a range of technical roles in the horticultural industry such as a supervisor or manager of public open spaces, Curator of Gardens, Lead Horticulturalist, Horticulture Technical Officer, Horticultural Research Assistant, Landscape Designer, Horticultural Consultant and Nursery Manager.

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 EAL (Code: 22483VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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 EAL (Code: 22482VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

Course documentation

Course purpose

The Course in Initial EAL is a new course for pre-literate students arriving from conflict zones and refugee camps who have experienced different levels of trauma. While this is a diverse group, many arrive in Australia with severely interrupted education and little or no previous education or learning experiences. These pre arrival experiences influence their ability to settle in Australia and apply the skills required to learn a new language. These learners need to develop an identity as a learner and establish learning routines. They need to develop basic decoding and encoding skills and handwriting skills such as copying and hand-eye coordination.

Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway (Code: 22512VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024

Course documentation

Course purpose

The Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway is intended to support participants from diverse backgrounds to manage an extended law enforcement recruitment process. The course has been developed to support the initial Victoria Police recruitment process and the transition to the Victoria Police Academy, as either a sworn police officer or a Protective Services Officer. The course outcomes may also be applicable to other law enforcement agencies and / or jurisdictions.

Completion of this Course does not result in acceptance to the Victoria Police Academy, as there are additional requirements that are determined and assessed by Victoria Police.

Certificate I in EAL (Access) (Code: 22484VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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 Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22447VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

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 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 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 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 Work Education (Code: 22481VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

Course documentation

Course purpose

The Certificate II in Work Education is intended to support post compulsory school aged learners with permanent intellectual disabilities to develop employment ready skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Certificate II in EAL (Access) (Code: 22485VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22488VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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 Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22448VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

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: 22486VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22489VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22491VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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 Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt (Code: 22449VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

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: 22441VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

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.

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: 22487VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22490VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22492VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023

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: 22442VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

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.

Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation (Code: 22451VIC)

Accreditation period

1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022

Course documentation

Course purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to support successful transitions into an undergraduate initial teacher education qualification for those from diverse backgrounds and life stages, without compromising the rigour of their preparation as teachers. Completion of this qualification will not result in registration as a teacher.

Certificates in General Education for Adults (Code: 22471VIC - 22476VIC)

Accreditation period

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023

Course documentation

Course purpose

The Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) address the education and training needs of adults who need to improve their literacy, basic maths and general education skills to access further study, employment or to participate in the community.

Contact:

Service Industries Curruculum Maintenance Manager
Victoria University
PO BOX 14428
Melbourne, VIC 8001
Email: sicmm.generalstudies@vu.edu.au
Phone: 03 9919 5300/ 5302

Certificates in General Education for Adults 2018 implementation guide

Certificates in General Education for Adults 2018 implementation guide

Documentation

Purpose

This Guide is intended to support implementation of the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA). The Guide is intended for both experienced and new users of the curriculum and provides information on the changes made to the curriculum during its most recent reaccreditation in 2018.

This guide should be read in conjunction with the CGEA Curriculum.

Contact:

Service Industries Curriculum Mainte nance Manager
Victoria University
PO BOX 14428
Melbourne, VIC 8001
Email: sicmm.generalstudies@vu.edu.au
Phone: 03 9919 5300/ 5302

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.