Academic Calendar 2024/25

Upgrading and University Preparation

Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) certificate

This eight-month program offers students with disabilities the opportunity to gain self-management and employment skills and develop realistic career objectives in their chosen field.

In the first semester, students focus on self-discovery, exploration of work, developing work safety skills, and certification in WHMIS, FoodSafe, SuperHost, and First Aid.

During the second semester, students will practise employment skills and job search skills. In addition, students gain on-the-job experience while on community-based work placements. Overall, the program will provide the employability, skills, and experience necessary for students to find employment or gain access to further training at UFV or elsewhere.

Entrance requirements

For entry into the Workplace TASK program, students must:

  1. Have a history of a disability (possible documentation: psycho-educational report, secondary school IEP, specialists report etc.), complete an interview with a UFV Workplace TASK instructor to determine suitability for the program.
  2. Demonstrate essential independent self-management skills (e.g., ability to access public transport safely or to make other transportation arrangements).
  3. Provide two references.

When to apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. Download the intake form, the application form, and the funding form from the Workplace TASK website.

How to apply

  1. The TASK application process is available online at the Workplace TASK website.
  2. Provide two references.
  3. When the application is complete, book an interview with the UFV Workplace TASK instructor to determine suitability and placement in the program.

For more information, contact or 604-702-2626.

All students applying for the program will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees and additional costs

Tuition and fees total approximately $2,400 for two semesters. This covers the cost of four employability workshops. In addition to tuition fees, classroom supplies and text will cost each student approximately $100 (e.g. text, copy card, computer memory stick, ring binder, paper, pen, pencil, etc).

For more information on fees, contact or 604-702-2626.

Financial aid

Funding is available through the Adult Upgrading Grant to qualifying students. Visit for more information. Students who have questions should contact Financial Aid and Awards.

Program duration

The TASK program is eight months in duration, taking place over two semesters.


The TASK program is located at the Chilliwack campus. The student union shuttle bus is available for students coming in from Abbotsford.

Program outline

The program consists of six courses offered over two semesters (Fall and Winter).

Semester I (Fall)

Course Title
TASK 051 Program and Workplace Essentials
TASK 052 Education and Employment Exploration
TASK 053 Safety and Industry Certificates

Semester II (Winter)

Course Title
TASK 054 Work Experience I
TASK 055 Work Experience II
TASK 056 Personal and Career Portfolio

Graduation requirements

Students must participate in all six courses and successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive the certificate.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students