Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

National Code: FSK20119
TAFE SA Code: TP01168


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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6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

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Entry Recommendations
You will need to be able to speak, read and write English reasonably well and be willing to take part in discussions and activities. You will also need entry level digital literacy and employability skills

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered as face to face learning. Face to face study is during school terms and weekday classes are from 9:30 to 3.00pm. Full time study is at least 3 and a half days a week and part time is from half a day a week.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will learn and develop basic computer skills in word processing, internet research and email; and good study habits such as organisation and time management.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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.

  • 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 for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways. It is suitable for individuals who require:
    - a pathway to employment or further vocational training;
    - reading, writing, oral communication, learning and numeracy skills primarily aligned to the 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 (FSK20119)
    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 1 core unit and all 13 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 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 routine strategies for work-related learning 10


    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
    Plan and prepare for work readiness 20
    Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts 10
    Read and respond to routine workplace information 15
    Research using the internet 30
    Use business software applications 60
    Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks 15
    Use familiar, routine functions of a calculator for work 10
    Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations 10
    Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems 15
    Write routine workplace texts 15
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