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Do you want to take control of your future?
When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.
Gain these skills
- how to make a plan
- simple reading and writing
- how to make simple documents
- basic computer skills
- simple maths and working with money
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The Certificate I in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 9 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III or IV level TAFE courses.
Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days in class per week (or online) across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. Students undertaking the course as self paced will need to complete approximately 20 hours of study hours at home each week.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours. Access to Office 365 and Blackboard is preferable.
For online students 20-25 hours will be expected to be completed per week via the online learning management system, Blackboard. Online students are not expected to attend classes on campus, but they are able to book a phone call or communicate through telephone conversations, Teams or email.
Work placement is not a requirement for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and file).
This qualification aims to improve your academic skills to undertake further training and education and enhance your employment opportunities.
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