About the course

About the course

This course is run on behalf of a variety of Disability Service Providers and delivered on campus or at your Disability Service Provider's location.   

Embrace life and choice by developing the skills you need to be active in the community, have a job or study. In our work education course, you’ll learn through experience that includes creative and vocational activities.

This education course is ideal if you want to improve your employment skills in a comfortable and nurturing learning environment so that you can explore work options and education pathways that meet your goals. You’ll be encouraged in a fun way to build your independence and resilience. Your needs will be considered and teaching will be tailored to encourage your success. This course will cover:

  • workplace health and safety
  • exposure to different industries
  • the job seeking process
  • setting work-related goals
  • developing a personal vocational plan
  • self-development for workplace participation
  • use of technology to gather information about work-related goals

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

The start date is defined by the Disability Service Provider.

2 years or as negotiated with the Disability Service Provider.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

This course will help students to develop the skills to gain and maintain supported or open employment or undertake further study.  

Employment skills covered by the course include:

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • technology
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Entry Requirements

This course is run on behalf of a variety of Disability Service Providers. Entry is through those organisations. Learners must have evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment/intellectual disability.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


You will need to apply through your Disability Service Provider.  Tuition and materials fees are subject to partnership Training Service Agreements with individual Disability Service Providers.  Tuition fees will vary depending on the units selected. Concession rates apply.  Industry-based groups are exempt from service and amenties fees.  

Pathways & Accreditation

After successfully completing the course you may wish to progress into a variety of Certificate II courses or into supported or open employment.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1

Fees & Finance Options

Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$345$1,723$16,801
Service Fee$325$325$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$264$264$264
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,014$2,392$17,470
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$528$1,174$8,244

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You will study 7 core and 3 elective units.

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