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Certificate II in Study Skills

  • National Course Code: 10580NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10580NAT-01V02-19ULT-001

Location – Ultimo College

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



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.
This course is for people who would like to improve their reading, writing, basic maths and basic computing for personal uses, work or further study.

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact campus for more information.


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You will attend class for 4 days per week. Your weekly timetable will be Monday to Thursday 9.30-2:30pm. In addition to your class time you will be expected to study for at least 20 hours outside of class time to support your learning.

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 Foundation course is fee exempt for students eligible for Smart and Skilled.

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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Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

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
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
TSSHMN204 Examine a limited range of natural disasters
TSSHMN202 Examine natural environments
TSSHMN203 Examine human environments
ICTICT106 Operate presentation packages
ICTICT108 Use digital literacy skills to access the internet

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo College, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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