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Develop fundamental skills for life

This course is designed for school-leavers with intellectual disability, permanent cognitive impairment or special learning needs. Students will be supported to set personal goals for their future while developing fundamental skills for effective communication, independent living and everyday technology use. With tailored guidance and mentoring, students will gain the confidence to take their next step as they explore future options for further training, employment or community activities.

To be awarded 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, consisting of:

  • six (6) core units, and;
  • four (4) elective units.

Where the course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed units.

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

  • VU23034 Develop personal goals with support
  • VU23035 Explore self-development
  • VU23036 Participate in travel activities
  • VU23037 Explore future options for further training, work or community activities
  • VU23038 Participate in the community
  • VU23039 Use technology for a range of purposes

Elective units

  • VU23041 Access the media
  • VU23043 Participate in recreational activities
  • VU23057 Participate in creative activities
  • VU23044 Apply communication for personal purposes
  • Learners will be issued with a statement of attainment for all successfully completed units.


Work placement

There is no work placement required for this course.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

Entry to the 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education is restricted to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.

Permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include but is not limited to:

  • Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
  • Doctors / specialist reports
  • Attendance at a Special School / SDS
  • Integration support at school
  • Integration support at school with modified curriculum

While learners may also have the following conditions, these alone do not constitute a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability:

  • Social and / or emotional issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Mental health conditions
  • Physical disabilities

Speak with our Customer Enquiry team today for further assistance with course entry requirements.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills
  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

What will you learn?

Learn the essential skills to begin your career or explore further education opportunities, with electives chosen to focus on building your confidence and independence.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Employment
  • Volunteering

What could you study next?

  • Further education in an industry/area of interest as identified through the course.

Fees – Victoria

Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee for service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 15,400.00

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

genU Training offer 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education, in the following format:

On-campus: Study face to face, in a classroom setting.

Two (2) days per week: 9:30am – 3:30pm, for 17 months approx; or

Three (3) days per week: 9:30am – 3:30pm, for 12 months approx.

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. Find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Code:

Study Mode:
On campus (2 or 3 days per week)

Course Length
12 months approx. (3 days a week) or 17 months approx. (2 days a week)

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