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Certificate II in Study Skills

  • National Course Code: 10580NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10580NAT-01V01-19NBC-001

Location – Northern Beaches Campus

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18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge:

- reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) units at an introductory level to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as Engineering, Electro-technology, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Automotive industries.
- mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships.

Course graduates will have basic underpinning skills and knowledge in the areas of English, Humanities, Maths and Science. They will be able to carry out basic experiments and use basic research skills within these areas and apply basic problem solving skills. Graduates will also be able to use basic scientific equipment safely to conduct basic experiments, and readily available technology to search for information, communicate with others and produce routine reports. These skills will allow graduates to work and study independently or as part of a team, and enable them to build foundations in vocational areas. Upon completing this course, graduates can progress into further study courses or vocational training.
It is recommended that entrants should have ACSF level 2 / 3 language, literacy and numeracy – sufficient to read and interpret basic documents and prepare written reports.
There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact campus for more information.


This course is for people who have left school early before completing any formal qualifications and require Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities knowledge, and skills for engagement in further education, training or employment.
Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. For further information please contact the Head Teacher on 9941 5275 or visit the Learning Centre in the Northern Beaches Campus Library (Level 2, Block M)
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This course involves self-paced flexible learning in a face to face environment for up to 20 hours a week for 18 weeks. Days and times are flexible.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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Resource will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $000.00.


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI.

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Core Units
Number Title
FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
FSKNUM16 Interpret, draw and construct 2D and 3D shapes for work
FSKNUM17 Use routine maps and plans for work
FSKNUM18 Collect data and construct routine tables and graphs for work
FSKNUM19 Interpret routine tables, graphs and charts for work
TSSEGL201 Write texts in basic literary forms
TSSEGL202 Conduct a basic research project
TSSEGL203 Examine basic literary and non-literary texts
TSSHMN201 Personally engage in a relevant community
TSSSCN201 Conduct basic research and experiments into micro-organisms
TSSSCN202 Conduct basic research and experiments on alternative energy
TSSSCN206 Work safely in a science learning environment
Elective Units
Number Title
AUMAFA001 Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews
BSBITU102 Develop keyboard skills
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
TSSHMN202 Examine natural environments
TSSHMN204 Examine a limited range of natural disasters
TSSHMN205 Examine a limited range of employment issues in Australia

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Northern Beaches Campus
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone 131 601

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