Courses & Programs

Certificate I in Transition Education

The Certificate I in Transition Education is offered in many TAFE Institutions in Victoria and is suitable for students with a disability or special learning needs. The course normally runs for one year and aims to provide young people with the skills to access further education, paid employment or work as a volunteer.

The guidelines for the Certificate I in Transition Education may vary from one TAFE Institution to another however, most students must:

  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Experience mild learning disabilities or other learning and/or social difficulties.
  • Display age appropriate behaviours
  • Have the ability to take part in all course activities, including the ability to travel independently
  • Have the potential to benefit from the course
  • Display motivation to undertake and complete the course
  • Exhibit motivation to gain employment

The course is usually completed full time, although part time study is possible to allow for part time, voluntary or supported employment commitments.

The structure of the Certificate I in Transition Education consists of 6 core units over 900hrs. Core units include Individual Learning Plans, Personal Development, Travel, Orientation and Mobility, Exploring Adult Options and Community Access. The course also offers electives including: Life Skills focus, Literacy and Numeracy focus and Vocational focus.

It is advisable to check with the course coordinator at the relevant TAFE Institute about fees for the Certificate I in Transition Education.

Opportunities for Further Studies
Students who successfully complete the Certificate I Transition Education may move on to the following courses:

  • VCAL Foundation
  • Certificate I in Work Education
  • Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • Certificate II in General Education for Adults
  • Any Vocational course at level I or II

Metropolitan Melbourne

Go Work Skills
South Melbourne or Collingwood
Address: Level 1, 239 – 241 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: 03 8506 0223
Email: [email protected]

Chisholm Institute
Frankston Campus
Address: Fletcher Road, Dandenong VIC 3199
Phone: 9212 5000
Email: [email protected]

Dandenong Campus
Address: 121 Stud Road, Dandenong VIC 3175
Phone: 03 9212 5000
Email: [email protected]

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
Address: Crn Batesford Road & Warrigal Rds., Chadstone VIC 3148
Phone: 03 9564 2067
Email: [email protected]

Address: 488 South Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Phone: 03 9564 2067
Email: [email protected]

Kangan Institute
Address: Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC 3047
Phone: 039279 2222 or 13 TAFE (8233)
Email: [email protected]

La Trobe Lifeskills Pty Ltd
Address: Lifeskills Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3086
Phone: 03 9479 1474
Email: [email protected]

Melbourne Polytechnic
Address: 77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 or  144 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181
Website: | Phone: 03 9269 8390
Email: [email protected]

Victoria University – TAFE Division

Address: McKechnie Street, St Albans VIC 3021
Website: Phone: 03 9919 6100
Email: [email protected]

Western Victoria

South West Institute of TAFE
Warrnambool Campus
Address: 196 Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]

Hamilton Campus
Address: 39 Hammond Street, VIC 3300
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]

Portland Campus
Address: 154 Hurd Street, Portland VIC 3305
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]