Certificate I In Wider Opportunities For Work (Wow)

( General Education )
Course code: YU03
National ID: 52770WA

About this Course

Study Mode Full-time; Part-time
International No
University Pathway No

This course is a bridging program suitable for anyone wanting to explore further training options while refreshing their general education skills.

Students have the opportunity to build self confidence and learn new skills, while working towards gaining the academic requirements necessary for entering vocational courses. The Wider Opportunities for Work course has a general education focus as well as incorporating various vocational units.

Subjects include communication for work, technology for work, career development, workplace practice or community based projects. Additionally, one or more vocational streams are included in the course. Courses may be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups. In most cases, students will enrol in a full Certificate I level training package qualification, while at the same time receiving general education support.

Examples of Certificate I qualifications include a Certificate I in Business, Information Technology, Visual Arts or Music. It is recognised as equivalent to Year 10 (high school) for further entry purposes. Contact the relevant campus for more details on the content and focus of the WOW course.

Study Plan

1 Core Units

Unit Code Title
AW828 Communication For Work
AW829 Technology For Work
AW830 Career Development
AW831 Workplace Practice 2
AW832 Community Based Project

2 Elective Units

Unit Code Title
AUL70 Produce Simple Word Processed Documents
AW812 Practical Numeracy
AW820 Enterprise
AW833 Return To Study
C0969 Follow Defined Ohs Policies And Procedures
WG732 Provide First Aid

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses in 2016 on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Fees have been quoted on the basis of 2016 fee rates only. These are expected to change in 2017.​ Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​

Location and Availability
Campus Availability
Fremantle Campus S1
Fremantle Campus S2
Peel Regional Campus S1
Peel Regional Campus S2
Rockingham Campus S1
Rockingham Campus S2
Rockingham Campus Y
Y: All Year
S1: Semester 1
S2: Semester 2
Entrance Requirements

For entry into for some courses you may need an existing lower-level qualification. For other courses, you may need to demonstrate that you meet a certain level of communication and maths skills.

To discover the most up-to-date entrance requirements for this course before you apply, visit State Training Admissions.

Alternatively contact us directly.

International students:
For information about entrance requirements and how to apply for a South Metropolitan TAFE course, please visit our international section or contact us at international.students@smatfe.wa.edu.au ​​

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Information contained within South Metropolitan TAFE's Course Catalogue is maintained frequently, however be aware there may be situations where data listed doesn't reflect the most current information for the course.

If you wish to confirm the accuracy of any of the information listed, please contact us.​

Domestic full time students:

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in. Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Tuition fees:

these fees apply to all qualifications - including apprenticeships and traineeships - except access and bridging courses. Please note that you may be eligible for a concession on tuition fees. Please contact the Institute for concession categories. 

Resource fees:

this fee covers the cost of materials and consumables provided by South Metropolitan TAFE. Resource fees vary depending on the content of the course. Some courses such as marine studies, fishing operations, horticulture and outdoor recreation, incur high resource fees.​​

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