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Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

The Skills for Education and Employment program is an Australian government initiative offering free training to eligible job seekers to help develop their language, literacy, and numeracy skills. The goal is that by undertaking the training, students will be better prepared to participate more effectively in further education/training, or, in the labour force.

The SEE program caters for job seeker groups with literacy and/or numeracy training needs including:

  • young people
  • people with disability
  • older citizens
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Eligible job seekers are referred to the SEE program through agencies including:

  • the Department of Human Services
  • Workforce Australia providers
  • disability employment services
  • Transition to Work employment service
  • ParentsNext.


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SEE participation: benefits for job seekers

Participating in a SEE program benefits job seekers in many ways including:

  • improving English language, literacy, and numeracy skills
  • improving confidence and engagement in the community
  • increasing confidence and skills to undertake further study or seek employment
  • opening new pathways to employment
  • enabling access to more stable, long-term employment.

English language, literacy, and numeracy training

Through the SEE program students are offered initial, basic, and advanced accredited English language, employability and digital literacy and numeracy skills to gain employment or undertake further study.

Each job seeker has an individual training plan tailored to their personal learning and development needs. The plan forms the basis for recording their training progression.

Australia-wide, flexible training

SEE programs are delivered across Australia, including in metropolitan, regional, and remote areas. Students can attend on a part-time or full-time basis and can participate face-to-face or via distance learning.

SEE face-to-face and distance delivery courses

TAFE SA delivers the following SEE qualifications face-to-face and via distance delivery.

Certificate I in English Proficiency - 10853NAT
Certificate II in English Proficiency  - 10854NAT
Certificate III in English Proficiency - 10855NAT
Certificate IV in English Proficiency - 10856NAT
Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways - FSK10119
Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways - FSK10219
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways - FSK20119

SEE distance delivery

Offered nation-wide, SEE distance delivery provides distance learning options (through channels such as the telephone, Internet, and workbooks, with support from a lecturer), for clients who cannot access face-to-face classes. Reasons for this may include:

  • living in a rural or remote location
  • being a person with disability
  • having primary caring responsibilities
  • other cultural or religious reasons.

TAFE SA has been the sole provider (since July 2017) delivering the SEE program via distance learning Australia wide.

For more information about SEE distance delivery call 1300 153 339, email, or complete the contact us form for SEE distance learning below.


Pathways to industry programs

Pathway programs are also offered through the SEE initiative. Pathway programs help students to gain specific skills to improve their chances of gaining employment in an interest area/particular industry such as: hospitality, cookery, health (and more).

Each pathway program includes units from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10219), with additional specific units/subjects focusing on the chosen field of interest.

Learn more about pathway courses

SEE program eligibility

Clients are eligible to undertake the SEE program when they meet all of the following criteria:

  • aged between 15 years and Age Pension age
  • registered as a job seeker, including as a volunteer job seeker
  • deemed suitable for training without any barriers that would prevent successful participation
  • they are either an Australian citizen or permanent resident or have working rights in Australia.

Note: Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) clients may also be eligible for the SEE Program. It is recommended that clients complete the AMEP prior to commencing in the SEE Program. For more information on AMEP eligibility, visit the AMEP website.

English language students


Eligible job seekers can attend SEE accredited training programs on either a part time or full-time basis. Students accessing training part time, will need to attend for 10-19 hours per week. Those attending training full-time, are required to participate for 20-25 hours per week.

Participation in the Skills for Education and Employment program is an approved activity that contributes towards a job seeker’s mutual obligation requirements.

Interested in enrolling?

There are a few simple steps to follow before enrolling.

  1. Contact your nearest Centrelink office or employment service provider to book a pre-training assessment (PTA).
  2. Make an appointment with TAFE SA: Centrelink, or your employment service provider will make an appointment with TAFE SA. In the appointment your skill levels will be assessed.
  3. Assessment: at your TAFE SA appointment, a qualified assessor will evaluate your language, literacy and numeracy skills and customise a learning program/training plan to best suit your needs.

SEE program delivery locations

Metropolitan Campuses

  • Adelaide City
  • Elizabeth
  • Mount Barker
  • Noarlunga
  • Regency
  • Salisbury

Regional Campuses

  • Berri
  • Murray Bridge
  • Port Pirie
  • Whyalla
  • Victor Harbor

To enquire, phone 08 8463 5091, or complete the following contact us form for SEE Program Delivery.

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Contact Us - SEE Distance Learning


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