Certificate I Program in Pathways to IT Studies

TAFE SA Code: CP00278

Incorporating: Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119)


This course is suitable for people looking for a pathway into IT studies and seeking to develop their digital technology skills, reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication to prepare for further study.

This vocational pathway qualification is part of the Foundation Skills Training Package. It is designed for individuals who require a pre-vocational pathway to employment and vocational training; reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills: or entry level digital technology and employability skills.

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Up to 16 weeks 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 16 week course
Fee Free

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • This course runs for 3 days a week. Monday and Tuesday on campus - 9:30am - 3:15pm. Wednesday - virtual campus - 9:30am - 3:15pm.
    • Course dates: Term 1: 16 February - 7 April 2021 Term 2 - 27 April - 16th June 2021.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate I Program in Pathways to IT Studies
    This course develops digital, language, literacy and numeracy competencies suitable for study, work and community involvement.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways TP01168 FSK20119

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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