Certificate I Program in Pathways to Retail

TAFE SA Code: CP00286

Incorporating: Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10219)


Gain valuable pre-vocational employment and vocational training skills in reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning with a retail focus.

7 units will be delivered from Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways and 4 units will be delivered from Certificate II in Retail.

The next course starts in Term 1 2023 on 6th March.

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8 weeks 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

Total Fees for the 8 week course

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 before the enrolment process and will 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.
    • Noarlunga - the course commences in Term 3 2022 Mount Gambier - the course commences in Term 4 2022
  • 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

    Retail including casual employment opportunities for Christmas and holiday periods.

    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 Retail
    This course covers Literacy and Numeracy skills related to Retail and includes team work, customer interaction skills and merchandising and retail selling. To complete the qualification you are required to complete 1 core unit and all 10 elective units.


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

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways TP01167 FSK10219

    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 simple strategies for work-related learning 15


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes 40
    Coordinate visual merchandising activities 35
    Follow point-of-sale procedures 20
    Read and respond to simple workplace information 15
    Receive and handle retail stock 35
    Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks 10
    Use strategies to identify job opportunities 15
    Use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
    Work effectively in a service environment 45
    Write simple workplace formatted texts 10
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