Certificate I in Work Education

Certificate I in Work Education

The Certificate I in Work Education is conducted in most TAFE Institutes in Victoria and is suitable for students with intellectual, learning or social disabilities. TAFE Institutes encourage positive links with specialist and mainstream schools and other support services in order to effectively service current and future students.

The Certificate I in Work Education course typically runs for two years full-time and prepares students for employment and/or further education, as well as enhancing students’ communication and academic skills. The entrance guidelines for the Certificate I in Work Education may vary slightly from one TAFE Institute to another however, in general, applicants:

  • Must be of a minimum working age
  • Have specific learning needs, possibly associated with intellectual, learning and/or psychological disability
  • Have the potential to benefit from the program
  • Have the potential and motivation for employment and/or further training

The course structure consists of 800 hours of core modules and 400 hours of vocational electives chosen from areas such as office, retail, hospitality, arts, manufacturing and automotive. Work placements are also incorporated into the course.

Please note – the work education and disability liaison units within TAFE Institutes operate under different structures and funding arrangements. Work Education students are provided with extensive support and assistance within the course and therefore do not need to register for support from the Disability Liaison Unit.

Training Providers

Metropolitan Melbourne


Go Work Skills
Address: Level 1, 239 – 241 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Website: www.goworkskills.com
Phone: 03 8506 0223
Email: [email protected]

Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Address: 465 Elgar Road, Box Hill VIC 3128
Website: www.bhtafe.edu.au
Phone: 1300 269 445
Email: [email protected]

Chisholm Institute of TAFE
Frankston Campus
Address: Fletcher Road, Frankston VIC 3199
Website: www.chisholm.edu.au
Phone: 03 9212 5000
Email: [email protected]

Dandenong Campus
Address: 121 Stud Road, Dandenong VIC 3175
Website: www.chisholm.edu.au
Phone: 03 9212 5000
Email: [email protected]

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
Chadstone Campus
Address: Crn Batesford & Warrigal Rds, Chadstone VIC 3148
Website: www.holmesglen.edu.au
Phone: 03 9564 2067
Email: [email protected]

Moorabbin Campus
Address: 488 South Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Website: www.holmesglen.edu.au
Phone: 03 9564 2067
Email: [email protected]

Kangan Institute
Broadmeadows Campus
Address: Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC 3047
Website: http://www.kangan.edu.au
Phone: 03 9279 2222 or 13 TAFE (138233)
Email: [email protected]

Moonee Ponds Campus
Address: 21-31 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3058
Website: http://www.kangan.edu.au
Phone: 03 9279 2222 or 13 TAFE (138233)
Email: [email protected]

Essendon Campus
Address: 38 Buckley Street, Essendon VIC 3040
Website: http://www.kangan.edu.au
Phone: 03 9279 2222 or 13 TAFE (138233)
Email: [email protected]

La Trobe LifeSkills
Address: Lifeskills Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3086
Website: www.life-skills.net.au
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: www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/work-education Phone: 03 9269 8390
Email: [email protected]

RMIT University – TAFE Division
Address: 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000.
Website: www.rmit.edu.au
Phone: 03 9925 2328
Email: [email protected]

Victoria University – TAFE Division
Address: McKechnie Street, St Albans VIC 3021
Website: www.vu.edu.au
Phone: 03 9919 6100
Email: [email protected]


Western Victoria


Gordon Institute of TAFE
Address: 2 Fenwick Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Website: www.thegordon.edu.au
Phone: 03 5225 0800
Email: [email protected]

South West Institute of TAFE
Warrnambool Campus
Address: 196 Timor Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Website: www.swtafe.vic.edu.au
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]

Hamilton Campus
Address: 39 Hannond Street, VIC 3300
Website: www.swtafe.vic.edu.au
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]

Portland Campus
Address: 154 Hurd Street VIC 3305
Website: www.swtafe.vic.edu.au
Phone: 1300 648 911
Email: [email protected]


North Western Victoria


Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Address: 453 Benetook Avenue, Mildura VIC 3502
Website: www.sunitafe.edu.au
Phone: 03 5022 3666
Email: [email protected]