Ready for Work Program (Short Course, Non-certificate)

Course code: Selected units from SIT20416 and 22338VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO Code: 4909

Course Summary

Set your path for employment or further education.

Federation University prides itself on offering a suite of education options. Our programs provide learning opportunities with direct pathways to vocational programs, higher education entry into Federation University Australia and employment. The Ready for Work Program creates pathways for at-risk students in education, employment and training through the delivery of units from Australia wide recognised industry qualifications. This program is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds currently at risk of leaving the education system permanently, or who are looking at undertaking a suite of vocational units that enhance their resume and future employment prospects. The program focusses on personal effectiveness, work readiness and ‘hands-on’ project-based learning. Students are encouraged to make decisions that will promote positive outcomes and options for their future.


Contribution towards VCAL

VCAL – This program will enable students to gain credit for the compulsory Industry Specific Skills (ISS) strand of VCAL when 90 nominal hours of VET training are achieved.

Contribution towards VCE


ATAR Contribution


Scored Assessment Available



Students are assessed through class activities, applied projects, demonstrations as well as group work. The course aims to provide skills that enhance ‘entry-level’ employment opportunities, in a hands-on practical matter.

Note: Students do not gain a full qualification and units from other training packages can be replaced or included by negotiation with Federation University.

Individual study units in this program carry both National and State accreditation.

Program Delivery

Program structure

One day a week (Wednesdays 9.20 am – 3.15  pm)

20 weeks commencing in  in Term 2


Federation University

Wimmera Campus, Horsham

Contact Days/Hours

1 day per week for a total of 20 weeks – program, 9.30 am – 3.15 pm each Wednesday

Structured Workplace Learning

No Structured Workplace Learning is required

Practical experience will be included as part of this course.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible Career Pathways

Completion of Ready for Work programs will help students gain employment, including

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships, or progress to further study or employment.

Further study options:

  • TAFE Certificates
  • Higher Education Study
  • Apprenticeship or Traineeship

Fees and Equipment

Materials Fee

$55 for WorkSafe White Card Registration

Study Units

Example Units of Competency from

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations SIT20416

Certificate II in Building & Construction | 22338VIC

Note: Students do not gain a full qualification and units from other training packages can be replaced or included by negotiation with Federation University.

Unit code

Unit Name

Nominal Hours


Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee



Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol



Work Effectively with Others



Communicate in the Workplace



Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry



Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety



Basic Emergency First Aid


Commencement of the program will be dependent on adequate student numbers for enrolment.

Programs and units of competency are subject to change prior to commencement.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.


Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

View or download Ready for Work Program course information in PDF format.