YPEPCASEY

Young Parents Education Program – CASEY

The YPEP program provides pregnant and parenting students with the opportunity to complete their education in a supportive, flexible environment that is designed to allow students to bring their babies to class with them.

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Course Details

Course code
YPEPCASEY
Locations offered
  • Casey Campus
Course Length
3 Days Per Week
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Overview

This program provides pregnant and parenting students, aged 15 to 21, with the support and flexibility they need to reach their academic goals. Students undertake either the VPC000001 Victorian Pathways Certificate of VCE0000001 VCE Vocational Major, with practical parenting, maternal and child health, financial, relationship and legal topics added to the curriculum to help support parents build a wide range of knowledge and skills that will help them be the best parent they can be.

This program is available at our Casey and Peninsula campuses, however the program differs slightly. This course listing is for our Casey Campus.

By completing this course, you will learn to:
  • Build confidence in parenting
  • Build the skills required to continue with tertiary study or move into the workforce
  • Develop decision making, leadership and a high level of interpersonal skills

What you will be provided with on completion:
  • A VPC or VCE VM Certificate & Statement of Attainment
  • A strong foundation to continue on to further study or into the workforce

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
RTO Code: 3977

More information

The YPEP is an inclusive and flexible Learning model for pregnant and parenting young people (15 to 21 years) to complete their education through studying the VPC0000001 Victorian Pathways Certificate or the VCE0000001 VCE Vocational Major at year 11 and 12 level.

Students are encouraged to bring their babies into class whilst studying (until walking or 12 months old), allowing young parents to bond with their babies while they
complete their education. The learning space is designed to support optimal learning for both student and baby.

A qualified childcare support worker will be in attendance during every class to assist with providing care for the babies and support the students with developing skills and knowledge to care for their baby. On site Wellbeing support and visits from Maternal Health Nurses as well as access to specialised parenting programs build a rich and inclusive community for young parents and babies alike.

The curriculum is written with young people in mind and incorporates parenting skills and knowledge, as well as exploring our community and world through project based learning. Building employability skills, problem solving and developing a sense of competence as a learner are key areas of our program. We encourage students to achieve success in a supported setting where both student and baby are supported to thrive!

The Victorian Pathways Certificate can be completed over 1 or 2 years.

To be eligible to receive the VPC, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 units, including at least:

  • 4 units of VPC Literacy
  • 2 units of VPC Numeracy
  • 2 units of VPC Work Related Skills
  • 2 units of VPC Personal Development Skills
  • 2 VET credits at Certificate I level or above (180 nominal hours)

 

The VCE Vocational Major is delivered over 2 years, which includes Year 11 level and Year 12 level.

To be eligible to receive the full VCE VM, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units, including at least:3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3–4 sequence)

  • 2 VCE VM Numeracy or VCE Mathematics units
  • 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills units
  • 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills units, and
  • 2 VET credits at Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours)

Students will also undertake SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail to meet the Industry Skills unit requirements.

Students are welcome to undertake an additional VET course should they wish and can choose from the courses that FLC offers or from another RTO provider*
*Additional charges may apply for undertaking additional VET Courses and you may need to make your own childcare arrangements to be able to attend additional VET courses.

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Number
LT031 Literacy (VCE VM) UNIT 1
LT032 Literacy (VCEVM) UNIT 2
NM031 Numeracy (VCEVM) UNIT 1
NM032 Numeracy (VCE VM) UNIT 2
PD031 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 1
PD032 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 2
WR031 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 1
WR032 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 2
Unit Code Unit Name Unit Number
LT033 Literacy (VCE VM) UNIT 3
LT034 Literacy (VCEVM) UNIT 4
NM033 Numeracy (VCEVM) UNIT 3
NM034 Numeracy (VCE VM) UNIT 4
PD033 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 3
PD034 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 4
WR033 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 3
WR032 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 4

ATTENDANCE
Students undertake VCE VM classes from 9.00 – 2.30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

For students who have not completed Year 10 and are under 17, transfer to FLC must be approved by their prior school and Department of Education and Training before commencing the course. Students must complete a Pre-Training Interview to determine suitability.

VPC
For entry into this course, potential students require literacy, language and numeracy skills to the appropriate AQF level,
CGEA I or mainstream Year 9 Pass.

VCE VM: YEAR 11
For entry into this course, potential students require literacy, language and numeracy skills to the appropriate AQF level, VCAL Foundation, Victorian Pathways Certificate or mainstream Year 10 Pass.

VCE VM: YEAR 12
For entry into this course, potential students require literacy, language and numeracy to the appropriate AQF level, VCAL Intermediate or mainstream Year 11 Pass

 

FURTHER PATHWAYS

Students completing the Victorian Pathways Certificate can continue on into the VCE Vocational Major for Years 11 and 12, can move on to other further education or into the workforce if they wish.

Students completing the first year (Year 11) of VCE VM can continue on to the second year (Year 12) of the VCE VM, can move on to further education or into the workforce if they wish. Students completing the second year (Year 12) of the VCE VM can move on to further education or into the workforce if they wish.

FLC offers a range of Adult Education and Career & Work Skills Development courses that can help provide students with additional skills for their move into the workforce.

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