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

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Entry Recommendations
You will need reasonable skills in reading, writing and numeracy in English and oral communication.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)

  • Classes are delivered 4 days a week between 9.00 and 3.00pm.
  • Some health related units are assessed online.
  • Classes run during school terms over a semester.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend that you are interested in working with people and enjoy helping and collaborating with others.

Total Fees for the 4 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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.

  • 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.

    * 2023 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
    Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work 10
    Interact effectively with others at work 10
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Provide First Aid 18
    Read and respond to routine workplace information 15
    Recognise healthy body systems 80
    Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks 15
    Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams 10
    Work with diverse people 40
    Write routine workplace texts 15
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