National code: 11041NAT

Certificate II in Further Study Skills

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Overview About this course

Gain skills that can set you up for greater success in trade apprenticeships, vocational training and the Australian Defence Force. Boost your abilities across reading, writing, digital literacy, science, technology, engineering and maths.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions

  • Collect, organise and interpret statistical data

  • Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes

  • Read and write routine English texts

  • Develop routine digital literacy skills

Course outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised/accredited qualification at Certificate II level

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

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 will ask you about your reading, writing, maths and language. The teacher will check if they can give you extra help, or if there is a better course for you.

  • Early School leavers under the age of 17 and without a Record of School Achievement (ROSA) must have a written recommendation from their school.

Entry recommendations

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

  • A smart phone or computer with audio/video camera or webcam and printer

  • Headset with microphone

  • Internet access

  • The ability to work with others in an adult study environment as well as work independently at times

  • The drive to strengthen your employability skills

  • Skills to feel comfortable in new situations

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: Trade apprenticeships, entry to the Australian Defence Force and associated jobs, vocational training for jobs such as childcare and aged care and employment in careers that require Certificate II or Year 10 equivalent.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate II in Further Study Skills does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate II in Further Study Skills does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate II in Further Study Skills does not have any related courses.

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 II in Further Study Skills qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 units of competency, including 16 core and 6 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.

  • Read and respond to routine workplace information FSKRDG010

  • Write routine workplace texts FSKWTG009

  • Examine routine English texts NAT11041001

  • Write routine English texts NAT11041002

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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

  • 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

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