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Prepare for further study, improve your employment opportunities and refresh your existing skills with CIT's range of certificates in General Education for Adults or Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

What are foundation skills?

Foundation skills are the essential skills that people need to be able to participate in the community, education or training and the workplace. They include a combination of language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) as well as employability skills.

Who should consider studying foundation skills?

  • young people exploring training options
  • people returning to work or study after an extended absence
  • people who want to build their confidence to improve job opportunities
  • special interest groups
  • people with a disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Skills for work and vocational pathways

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20119 targets essential workplace practices such as applied numeracy, completing workplace documents, communicating in a professional environment, and current digital literacy expectations.


General Education for Adults

Introductory/Initial General Education for Adults focuses on the development of literacy skills and numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations. Watch the online introductory/initial general education for adults video for more information.

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) 22476VIC s tailored for students who have a mild to moderate intellectual disability or learning difficulty. Entry to the course is through CIT Disability Services in consultation with CIT General Education staff. Watch the online general education for adults video for more information.

Certificate II in General Education for Adults 22473VIC will further improve your literacy, numeracy, communication and computer skills. It will also build your confidence to participate in further learning. Watch the online general education for adults video for more information.

Note: Students who want to study in any of the General Education for Adults courses must complete a short skills evaluation and attend an interview before they can enrol.

Students who need additional study support can register with CIT Student Support before they apply


Course List

Description Delivery AA/ ASbA
Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
FSK20119
FT PT
Certificate II General Education for Adults
22473VIC
FT PT
Certificate I General Education for Adults (Introductory)
22476VIC
FT
Statement of Attainment Course Initial General Education for Adults
22471VIC
PT
Non-Accredited Training Practical Skills for Work and Learning
PT ON
Non-Accredited Training Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Skills for Study
PT

AA | ASbA - these courses are available as apprenticeships, traineeships or Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbAs). See above for availability, or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or infoline@cit.edu.au.

Delivery - FT = Full-time, PT = Part-time, ON = Online, FL = Flexible.