National code: 11005NAT

Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training

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Overview About this course

Build your foundational reading, writing and maths skills, learning in a supportive environment designed to meet your needs. Grow confidence in your talents so that you can begin the study pathway of your choice. Build skills you need in the workplace and set yourself up for a successful future.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Read, write and complete maths at a foundation level

  • Communicate effectively with peers

  • Use technology such as computers

  • Understand the importance of healthy living

  • Follow work, health and safety rules

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Reading and writing forms, emails, letters and short reports

  • Working productively with others

  • Using numbers, money and time in everyday life

  • A plan to achieve your personal and career goals

  • A strong foundation to continue your education

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you. They may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) profile so that you can be placed into the right class and so that you can access appropriate support if needed.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The motivation to improve your work or study skills

  • Interest in gaining skills used in a range of workplaces

  • A desire to improve your reading, writing and maths skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Confidently looking for entry-level employment and Participate in further learning with TAFE NSW

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 0 core and 12 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

    Delivery Options Find a Location to Enrol

    On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.