Certificate II Program in Pathways to Health Studies

TAFE SA Code: CP00280

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


This course can be a pathway for anyone who wishes to complete a health-related qualification at a higher level or is seeking a traineeship. The course provides fundamental skills required by the health industry in writing, literacy, and numeracy in a health related context.

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4 months 

Full 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 4 month 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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Full Fee

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.

    • 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

    This course provides a pathway into health and community studies.

    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 II Program in Pathways to Health Studies
    This qualification covers digital technology, work-related learning, fraction, decimals and percentages, metric measurements and reading, responding to writing workplace texts with health electives. To complete the qualification you are required to complete 1 core unit and all 13 elective units.


    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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Use routine strategies for work-related learning 10


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with movement 25
    Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Interact effectively with others at work 10
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Provide first aid 18
    Read and respond to routine workplace information 15
    Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks 10
    Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems 15
    Use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
    Work effectively with others 15
    Work with diverse people 40
    Write routine workplace texts 15
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