Course Info

Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training

National Course Code: 10582NAT


The nationally accredited Certificate I in Preparation for Work or Training is an inclusive course where you will improve your skills through learning. Gain confidence in your talents and be prepared for exciting new study and career pathways.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Prepare for study
  • Communicate with others
  • Use different technology
  • Complete basic math, reading and writing
  • Use workplace tools and equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Confidence
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work towards your goals


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate I level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and learning to enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • You will have reading, writing and maths skills to complete work tasks in a range of jobs.


Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate I in Access to Work and Training
  • Certificate II in your area of interest


This course is currently available at 17 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course are:

  • Motivated to learn
  • Open to trying new things
  • Willing to work towards their goals

This course is designed for learners who would like a supported pathway to employment, or would like introductory education and training. It is open to anyone who is keen to improve both their social and technical skills.

Assessments give you the chance to demonstrate what you have learned, and to find areas that may need more support. They also provide a chance for you to feel comfortable with assessments, preparing you for success in the future. In this course, the types of assessments you will complete include:

  • Writing short answers to questions (written and spoken)
  • Practical activities on the computer
  • Finding and presenting information
  • Planning activities such as writing goals

The Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training is designed for people looking to kick start their education and gain confidence. Students who enrol in this course usually have a culturally and linguistically diverse background and are highly supported by teachers throughout their learning journey.

When you choose to continue your learning, you may enrol into the Certificate I in Access to Work Training to further prepare yourself for work and study.
You may also enrol into a Certificate II that further prepares you for a job in your chosen field. You will expand your reading, writing, numeracy and technology skills in a supportive learning environment.

To further your education, you may then choose to enrol in a Certificate III which is an entry level qualification that gives you experience in a workplace environment. It covers industry focused skills that can be applied in your chosen career.

Depending on your campus location and your chosen electives, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions. These include:

  • Attending community centres, services and agencies
  • Attending government services

You will gain hands on experience by:

  • Communicating with groups and individuals
  • Researching information
  • Reading and writing
  • Completing basic calculations and measurements
  • Using tools and equipment
  • Learning skills in a workplace environment

You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Reading and producing simple workplace documents such as signs, forms, emails, letters and short reports
  • Using basic computer skills to search the internet
  • Communicating verbally in the workplace
  • Using numbers, money and time in contexts relating to everyday life and work

You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses, including:

  • Libraries
  • Computers and other digital devices
  • Books (audio and visual)
  • Strong study support including teachers, counsellors, disability consultants and Indigenous officers

Depending on your location, there may also be adaptive technology devices available for learners with special needs.

The demand for workers who have a strong foundation in reading, writing, and technology is high. The Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training provides you with the skills to meet these demands and gain meaningful employment.

This course contributes to meeting government initiatives that aim for the majority of Australians to have sufficient employability skills for future work.

If you have ever felt educationally disadvantaged or isolated this course will help you reach your study and career goals by offering you opportunities for self-growth in a safe, supportive and interest based environment.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • On campus, Combination
  • Full Time, Part Time
  • Fully Subsidised Course
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Kingscliff: Part Time, On campus

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2022
  • Duration: 9 months

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