Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Course Code
Foundation & Pathways
Study Area(s)
Adult Literacy and Basic Education, Australian Defence Force Preparation
Course Length

Start Date(s): February 2019 March 2019 May 2019 June 2019
End Date(s): September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
Days and Time: Flexible

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have not completed a Year 10 level or who need to get a Year 10 equivalency in order to join the Australian Defence Force. Depending on what subjects you require to join the ADF, you will enrol in either one or a combination of English, Maths and Science. This unique online program has been developed to facilitate both independant learning and support through weekly online virtual classroom delivery. All virtual classrooms are recorded if you are unable to attend 'live' viewings.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio20
VU22412Implement and review a project30
VU22414Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes30
VU22415Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes30
VU22419Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes30
VU22420Create a range of complex texts to participate in the workplace30
VU22422Investigate and interpret shapes and measurements and related formulae50
VU22423Investigate numerical and statistical information50
VU22424Investigate and use simple mathematical formulae and problem solving techniques50


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
VU22425Investigate an environmental issue20
VU22426Investigate the characteristics of living things20
VU22431Investigate energy, force and matter20
VU22432Investigate chemical behaviour of common substances20

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

This course has been contextualised to meet an ADF audience where you will cover core units including reading, writing, numeracy and employability skills. A range of electives are also offered.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
440 440 $1.10 $0.22 $8.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. The fees are based on student eligibility and what units the student needs to cover- whether they need to complete the 3 subjects or a combination of English, Maths or Science.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. 

Where and how can I study?

You will study online through flexible delivery and virtual classrooms.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in Year 10 equivalency which has been contextualised to meet an ADF audience.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the 22473VIC Certificate II General Education for Adults. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This could lead to further study opportunities at a Certificate II level or above.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to attend a Pre-training Review session which is conducted with the ADF Coordinator online. These sessions are held on Monday mornings 9.30am AEST or Thursday evenings at 6.30pm AEST. Once you have submitted an application we will contact you asking you to RSVP to a preferred session to get you on your way to enrolling for the ADF Preparation Program (22473VIC).