Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Foundation Studies
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 10 weeks
Part Time: Flexible
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
  • Ongoing
Giedre Janssen
Phone: (03) 5127 0290
Email: giedrej@gippstafe.edu.au

Sarah Giessler
Phone: (03) 5127 0214
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: sarahg@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

The ‘Return to Study Program’ offers people a pathway to prepare to for VCE, enhance opportunities for employment, and offer personal enrichment and satisfaction. The GippsTAFE Foundation Studies Department provides a friendly and supportive learning environment for people from a broad range of ages, backgrounds and schooling experience.

If you have been away from study for some time this course has been designed to assist people in returning to study. With a focus on literacy, numeracy and computer skills, this course is ideal for adult students wanting to improve their skills and confidence before beginning their VCE or a TAFE certificate.

This course is a year 12 equivalent that also appeals to people wanting to complete school for personal reasons. Students wanting to complete this course instead of VCE, and then go on to further study should check with the provider of the further study course that the Certificate III will meet their requirements.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in General Education for Adults.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

This qualification will assist you to continue with further studies at TAFE as well as enhance your employment  prospects in many industries.

Entry Requirements

Entry is based on an interview and a literacy and numeracy assessment. Previous education and work experience will be taken into account.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment will be based on class work and input, practical demonstrations, problem solving, the production of documents/journals, oral presentations, projects, group work and input, class discussions and set assignments as well as teacher assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

This course will help students to prepare for further studies in VCE or other Certificate level courses at GippsTAFE.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and complete a portfolio
Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes
Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes
Analyse and evaluate numerical and statistical data
Conduct on-line research
Prepare a public speaking presentation for informative, motivational and persuasive talks
SRSCOP005B  Demonstrate basic assertive communication skills 
VBQU184  Investigate energy, force and matter 
VBQU158  Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes 
VBQU186  Design and review a project 
ICPSU362B  Communicate as part of a work team 
VBQM484  Investigate current issues