The Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) is a tool designed to indicate reading, writing and numeracy/maths skills. TAFE SA use this information to assess if you will need any learning support during your studies and to assist your lecturer in personalising your training.
Some qualifications require CSPA as part of Course Admissions Requirements when applying for a place at TAFE SA. If you wish to access subsidised training, you will need to complete the CSPA. The CSPA may also be used to assess your academic suitability for VET Student Loans.
This short course has been developed to assist you in preparing for the CSPA. You will receive important information about the key areas that are included in the assessment to help you prepare in your own time.
Topics covered include:
- An overview of the CSPA and what it is used for;
- What to expect on the day and tips for completing the assessment;
- Tips and tricks for preparing, including access to external resources to assist you.
For more information on the CSPA visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/apply-enrol/cspa
For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.
Student Visa (500)
Current VISA holders eligible
What is a Virtual Classroom? A virtual classroom is when students learn with a lecturer and other students via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom. Lecturers lead a virtual classroom that is accessed by students in different locations at the same time. TAFE SA currently use Collaborate. You will need access to a computer and the internet for this course or you can use the facilities at your local TAFE SA campus. You do not need to install any software and you can access the classroom from any computer that has an internet connection, or a mobile telephone. You will be provided with the link to the classroom from your lecturer prior to the start date.
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