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.

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16 weeks 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

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Entry Recommendations
You will need to have basic skills in reading, writing, numeracy and speaking English.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend that you are interested in working with people to provide customer service and are willing to learn and work in a team.

Total Fees for the 16 week course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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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

    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 teamwork, 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.

    * 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 simple strategies for work-related learning 15


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes 40
    Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work 10
    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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