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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: trade apprenticeships, entry to the Australian Defence Force and associated jobs and vocational training for jobs such as childcare, and aged care.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Further Study Skills does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Further Study Skills does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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 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
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.