Course Details

Kitchen Operations for Life & Work

Stepping Forward to Independence is for young people with a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Participants will complete 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education on Mondays and Wednesdays where the focus will be on:

  • identifying personal goals for community participation or further learning
  • developing skills to participate in community activities independently
  • identifying rights and responsibilities as community members
  • developing a personal plan to explore different life options
  • learning strategies for self-development including managing interpersonal relationships
  • using technology to access information information and resources to support independent living
  • improving you literacy and numeracy skills


On Tuesdays and Thursdays, participants focus on Life Skills and Health & Well-being Skills to support transition to a more independent, adult life. A range of weekly modules will be undertaken across the year including:


Thursdays will also be Community Participation day. Every independent young person should know what community resources and facilities are available to them. So every second or third  Thursday participants will have an opportunity to travel and explore new places around Melbourne and the Western suburbs.  This will include travel planning and training to build independence in traveling to and accessing services in our community.

Participants will be supported by qualified teachers with the skills and experience needed to effectively support young people transitioning to successful, independent adult life.


If you are an NDIS registered client we will work with you to include your funded supports (including, but not limited to, your personal support worker) into our program.


Laverton Community Education Centre is committed to securing pathways to realistic further education, employment and community participation outcomes for all students in this program. At the end of your 12 months with us, you’ll know clearly where-to next in your journey to greater independence.


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Kitchen Operations for Life & Work

Course Details

Our next group commences 1st February 2022. Apply now for a place
Mondays to Thursdays


Course Length
1 year

Laverton Community Hub
95-105 Railway Ave

Wood St Arts Space
44 Woods St

Laverton Community Education Centre
12 Crown St



Do you need extra support to get back into education and training?

You may be eligible for the Skills First Reconnect program. Reconnect will provide you with a Coach who will help you to find the right education and training program for you. Your coach will also help you tackle any other barriers that are preventing you from returning to study in a vocational education and training program.

To be eligible for Skills First Reconnect you need to be:

  • between 17 and 64 years old; and
  • living in Hobsons Bay or Wyndham; and
  • be out of work and study for a minimum of six months.

We offer Reconnect Services in partnership with Wyndham Community and Education Centre. Speak to one of our staff for information about how Reconnect can help you get back on track with education and training.

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Do you have higher qualifications and are worried about being eligible for government funded training? You may still be eligible with JobTrainer.

JobTrainer is a new initiative of the Victorian and Commonwealth governments to improve access to education and training for young people and job-seekers.

If you are eligible for JobTrainer you will be able to get a government funded place even if you have a higher qualification or if you already have two qualifications at the level of the course you are applying.

To be eligible for a Job Trainer place you must be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker; and
  • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
  • a job seeker of any age.


LCEC has Job Trainer places in:
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate IV in School based Education Support
Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
But places are limited so apply today.