Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

National Code: FSK20113
TAFE SA Code: TP00605


Further develop language, literacy and numeracy competencies through accredited training, building your suitability for work and providing pathways into further vocational education and 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
$2,873 - $3,020

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 pathway to employment or vocational training; reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3; entry level digital literacy and employability skills; a vocational training and employment plan.

    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 II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)
    This qualification covers digital technology, work-related learning, fraction, decimals and percentages, metric measurements and reading, responding to writing workplace texts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 6 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
    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
    Read and respond to routine workplace information 15
    Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks 15
    Use routine strategies for work-related learning 15
    Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems 15
    Write routine workplace texts 10


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work 15
    Collect data and construct routine tables and graphs for work 15
    Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work 15
    Complete routine workplace formatted texts 10
    Complete simple workplace formatted texts 10
    Construct simple tables and graphs for work using familiar data 10
    Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work 15
    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
    Interpret routine tables, graphs and charts for work 15
    Interpret, draw and construct 2D and 3D shapes for work 15
    Present to a group 20
    Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures 10
    Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts 10
    Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts 10
    Read and respond to simple workplace procedures 10
    Read and respond to technical texts 20
    Read and use familiar maps, plans and diagrams for work 10
    Read, interpret and use detailed plans, drawings and diagrams for work 15
    Use algebraic and graphical techniques to analyse mathematical problems for work 20
    Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work 15
    Use basic functions of a calculator 10
    Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work 10
    Use detailed maps to plan travel routes for work 15
    Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes for work 15
    Use introductory graphical techniques for work 15
    Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations 10
    Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings 10
    Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams 10
    Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work 15
    Use routine maps and plans for work 15
    Use routine strategies for career planning 10
    Use strategies to identify job opportunities 10
    Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks 10
    Use trigonometry for work 20
    Write routine formal workplace texts 10
    Write simple informal workplace texts 10
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