National code: 11005NAT

    Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training

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    OverviewAbout 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.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    SuitabilityIs 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.

    PathwaysFuture 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 study1 Course

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

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study1 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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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 servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 3 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

    You can select a study option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Study and Career Pathways

    Study optionsFind a location to enrol