Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

National Code: FSK10113
TAFE SA Code: TP00603


This course is designed for those who require significant foundation skills support for pathways to study or entry level digital technology and employability skills.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered in Semester 1, 2020. This may result in delivery changes to your course for Semester 2, 2020. If any changes are made, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

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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 there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
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 6 month course
Fee Free

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,995 - $2,105

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • 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 qualification is designed to provide a prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training.

    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.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113)
    This qualification covers reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 and entry level digital technology and employability skills. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 4 elective units.

    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.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work 10
    Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work 10
    Read and respond to basic workplace information 10
    Use basic strategies for work-related learning 15
    Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks 10
    Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work 10
    Write basic workplace information 10


    Name Nominal Hours
    Identify and use some common 2D shapes for work 10
    Identify strategies to respond to basic workplace problems 10
    Locate specific information in highly familiar tables, graphs and charts for work 10
    Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges 10
    Prepare to participate in a learning environment 10
    Read and respond to basic workplace instructions 10
    Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols 10
    Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols 10
    Use basic strategies for career planning 10
    Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work 10
    Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work 10
    Use highly familiar maps and diagrams for work 10
    Write basic workplace formatted texts 10
    Write personal details on basic workplace forms 10
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