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

Student support
balance scales icon
Learn more about

study-life balance

Student support services

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
Skills and Jobs Centres
Skills and Job Centres logo
Speak to a Career Advisor

at our Skills and Jobs Centres at each campus.

Find out More

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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $157.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$126.25
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Student support
piggy bank with coin icon
Learn more about

our financial support options

Learn about your options

Course Structure

You will study 7 core and 3 elective units.

people at desk icon
No question is too big or small.
Give us a call on 1300 269 445

Is this the course for you? 
Enrol now or enquire about this course.


Interested in Employment Preparation?
Discover more

Discover Employment Preparation