Certificate II In General Education For Adults


Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Course Code
Vocational English Language & ELICOS
Study Area(s)
Learning Support, Adult Literacy and Basic Education, Australian Defence Force Preparation
Course Length

Start Date(s): Group 1: 31/01/2022
Group 2: 14/03/2022
Group 3: 9/05/2022
End Date(s): Group 1: 29/07/2022
Group 2: 16/09/2022
Group 3: 11/11/2022
Days and Time: Flexible

Course Overview

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


Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio (VU22411)20
VU22412Implement and review a project (VU22412)30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
VU22414Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes (VU22414)30
VU22415Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes (VU22415)30
VU22419Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes (VU22419)30
VU22420Create a range of complex texts to participate in the workplace (VU22420)30
VU22422Investigate and interpret shapes and measurements and related formulae (VU22422)50
VU22423Investigate numerical and statistical information (VU22423)50
VU22424Investigate and use simple mathematical formulae and problem solving techniques (VU22424)50
VU22425Investigate an environmental issue (VU22425)20
VU22426Investigate the characteristics of living things (VU22426)20
VU22431Investigate energy, force and matter (VU22431)20
VU22432Investigate chemical behaviour of common substances (VU22432)20

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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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
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. 

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


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
410 410 $1.67 $0.33 $6.20

^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 2022. 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 Certificate II General Education for Adults (22473VIC). 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 afternoon 12.30pm AEST or Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm 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).