Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

National Code: FSK10213
TAFE SA Code: TP00604


Develop language, literacy and numeracy competencies suitable for work and community. Discover pathways into other vocational education and training and gain access to accredited language, literacy and numeracy training.

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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. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, 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
$2,342 - $2,471

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 course is suitable for individuals who require 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 Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213)
    This course covers digital technology, work-related learning, numbers, simple fractions, decimals, percentages, spoken interaction and reading, responding and writing simple workplace information. 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.

    * 2019 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
    Identify , measure and estimate familiar quantities for work 10
    Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work 15
    Participate in simple spoken interactions at work 10
    Read and respond to simple workplace information 10
    Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks 10
    Use simple strategies for work-related learning 15
    Write simple workplace information 10


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply strategies to respond to complex workplace problems 20
    Complete simple workplace formatted texts 10
    Construct simple tables and graphs for work using familiar data 10
    Create a display 35
    Demonstrate retail skin care products 25
    Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work 10
    Identify and describe common 2D and some 3D shapes for work 10
    Identify and interpret information in familiar tables, graphs and charts for work 10
    Identify rights and responsibilities at work 30
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work 10
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Participate in work placement 10
    Prepare simple dishes 25
    Read and respond to basic workplace instructions 10
    Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts 10
    Read and respond to simple workplace procedures 10
    Read and use familiar maps, plans and diagrams for work 10
    Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services 25
    Undertake a basic construction project 40
    Use construction tools and equipment 96
    Use food preparation equipment 25
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
    Use strategies to identify job opportunities 10
    Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks 10
    Write basic workplace formatted texts 10
    Write simple informal workplace texts 10
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