At Box Hill Institute, there is plenty of support to help you through your studies.
Applied Vocational Study Skills Program
Box Hill Institute now offers the Applied Vocational Study Skills (AVSS) Program to first year students. The AVSS Program provides you with additional teaching support and resources to support you in building the reading, writing and maths skills required to be successful in the vocational course you enrol in.
What benefits can the program provide?
AVSS can help you with the transition from school to TAFE, if you are a recent school leaver. Or if you have left school a few years ago, the program can help you brush up your skills. It can help tie your reading, writing and maths skills directly to the formal and practical requirements of your vocational-based course. It can also help you gain more confidence in your own literacy and numeracy skills, which will help you in the workplace, or for any further study options you may choose to pursue down the track.
What can you personally gain from the program?
The beauty of AVSS is that it is flexible. The program is built into your course and is provided to your whole class. It aims to help you make connections between your current skills, and where and how you use those skills in your course-based vocational tasks and requirements. You can have access to two teachers in some classes and the literacy and maths support provided to you is designed to be relevant to the industry skills you really want to learn.
How does it work?
It’s entirely up to you how much you want to use the program. It’s free!
The program does not require any additional class time or additional assessments. You are enrolled into the program at your orientation session. An AVSS teacher will be in some of your classes. Assistance and support is provided when your class needs it. Your class may require additional time – outside of class – with the AVSS teacher if you would like help with things like report writing, essay writing, giving a talk to class or completing an assignment.