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Certificate II in Career Preparation

National Course Code: 10584NAT


The nationally accredited Certificate II in Career Preparation will inspire you to reach your career goals as you learn fundamental study and workplace skills at a year 10 equivalent level. Gain confidence in yourself and your abilities, as you prepare to find the career of your dreams.


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

  • Confidently use different technology
  • Understand workplace practices
  • Improve your maths, reading and writing
  • Plan your career
  • Apply for jobs and interviews


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Self-confidence
  • The ability to work independently
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time management skills


Completing this course provides you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Employment in careers that require a Certificate II or Year 10 equivalent


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate II in Study Skills
  • Certificate II in Further Study Skills
  • Certificate III in Career Advancement
  • Certificate III in Career Pathways to Further Study


This course is currently available at 53 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course have:

  • A desire to develop their career and study goals
  • The drive to strengthen their employability skills
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • The ability to ask for support

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, and work independently, preparing you for success in the future. In this course, the types of assessments you may complete are:

  • Writing assessments including short answer, researching topics, creating resumes for job seeking
  • Practical assessments including short presentations, displaying computer skills, and role playing

The Certificate I in Access to Work and Training is an introductory qualification that provides no exposure to simulated or real-world environments. It covers your foundational skills and sets you up for success in the Certificate II in Career Preparation.

This course, the Certificate II in Career Preparation, is where youll further your confidence and employability skills. It may provide real-world exposure, where youll apply communication and workplace skills in simulated environments. Youll practice your skills at a basic level in a supportive environment. You can further compliment your skills by enrolling into a Certificate II in Study Skills.

When you graduate, you may enrol into a Certificate III in Career Advancement to continue building your confidence and employability skills. You may also enrol into a Certificate III in your chosen career field.

At Certificate III level, youll gain further foundational, underpinning experience in your field of choice. Youll learn in simulated and real-world environments.

Depending on your campus location and elective choice, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes. These may include:

  • Visits to different workplaces
  • Cultural participation in community events
  • Visits to local community or government services

You will gain hands-on experience by:

  • Researching using internet and library resources
  • Using software on the computer
  • Working with groups and individuals
  • Practicing oral communication e.g. interviews
  • Gaining skills from work experience
  • Developing independent adult learning skills

You will work on real-world projects, such as:

  • Researching careers and the skills you will need for study and work
  • Preparing job applications and developing a career portfolio
  • Developing workplace skills e.g. completing forms, writing workplace documents and researching workplace policies
  • Learning skills at work placements

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 services
  • Books (audio and visual)
  • Strong study support including teachers, counsellors, disability consultants, Indigenous officers

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

The course focuses on developing employability skills for future work include problem solving, creativity, communication, teamwork, digital literacy, critical thinking and presentation skills. These employability skills will help give you a competitive edge when job seeking.

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