Certificate I in Work Education


Belgravia Academy



A nationally recognised & accredited course designed for people with intellectual disabilities or cognitive impairment.

Hosted by WaterMarc Banyule and delivered by Belgravia Academy.

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Introducing the Certificate I in Work Education – a program designed to support post compulsory school age learners with permanent cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities to explore work options and access pathways to further specific vocational education and training.

Our program aims to improve learners’ employability and work readiness, providing them with real work experiences to record on their resumes. The course covers essential job-seeking skills, public transport usage, and workplace skills such as team work, communication, punctuality and time awareness. Participants will have the opportunity to learn customer service, coffee making, and hygienic food handling in live workplaces.

The Program

  • 12-month program
  • Work placement included (we’ll help find!)
  • Develop key knowledge and skills
  • Boost self-esteem and readiness for the future
  • 4 days per week with term breaks
  • Graduate with a nationally recognised & accredited certificate
  • Build a detailed resume with real work experience

Units of Competency

  • VU23028: Develop and apply an individual vocational plan with support
  • VU23029: Develop personal management skills for work
  • VU23030: Participate in vocational activities
  • VU23031: Participate in practical placement with support
  • MSMWHS100: Follow WHS procedures
  • VU222787: Prepare for employment
  • VU23032: Develop workplace communication skills
  • BSBITU111: Operate a personal digital device
  • VU22362: Engage with simple texts for employment purposes
  • VU22789: Participate in job seeking activities

What do I need for this course?

  • Students will require their own personal digital device with internet connectivity, such as a mobile phone, or tablet.
  • All students need to be able to read, speak and write basic English. We recommend at least a year 10 Specialist School equivalent is required for this program.
  • A Working with Children Check and National Police Check prior to starting.

How is this course delivered?

  • Students commit 4 days a week to their learning.
  • 3 onsite days a week are delivered at WaterMarc Banyule where students learn the theory and skills for the units in the program. This may include:
  • Commercial cafe to incorporate hands on practical activities to teach students a variety of transferable work skills,
  • Training room to conduct written assessments and book work.
  • 1 work placement day a week student will be supported to find and participate in work placement, which may be at a WaterMarc Banyule or could also include:
  • community / volunteer organisations,
  • local businesses, and
  • opportunities through students’ own networks.

Course Fee

Students will incur a materials and amenities fee to assist with the cost of printing materials and bus hire for outings. This is estimated to be $300 per student for the 12-month enrolment.

How do I join the program?

Belgravia Academy is taking expressions of interest for this course now. All potential students will be contacted for an interview to ensure they meet the entry requirements and can commit to the 12-month program. ONLY 10 STUDENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Questions? Contact info@belgraviaacademy.com.au to express an interest or with any questions about this program.