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Certificate II in Study Skills

  • National Course Code: 10580NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10580NAT-01V03-21NBC-127

Location – Northern Beaches

Study Type


Course Start Date


Study Commitment

20 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Study Skills is your opportunity to bridge the gaps in your previous education. You will strengthen the core skills needed in every occupation, learn strategies to manage your study and gain the confidence to succeed in a formal learning environment.


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

  • Improve your reading, writing, numeracy and digital literacy
  • Use effective study strategies to help you continue your education
  • Improve math and science skills to prepare you for employment in trades or traineeships


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Commitment and self-motivation
  • Collaboration and communication skills to work with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to reflect and identify areas for improvement


Completing this course provides you with:

  • Pathway into an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Confidence to pursue further studies in a formal learning environment


This qualification provides you with the study skills and confidence to take the next step in your studies or training in a career area of your choice.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A desire to strengthen your study skills so you can successfully further your education or training
  • Ambition to bridge gaps in your previous education and improve your reading, writing, numeracy and digital literacy
  • The motivation to attend classes, work with others and listen to feedback from teachers
  • The ability to work with others in an adult study environment as well as work independently at times

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Prior to enrolment you will be interviewed by a teacher to help you determine if this is the most suitable course for you and to determine if any additional learning support will be required.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

For further information please contact the Head Teacher on 131 601 or visit the Learning Centre in the Northern Beaches Campus Library (Level 2, Block M)


This is a Flexible, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over flexible days per week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, this course is delivered flexibly with students studying at their own pace. They attend class at individually specified times but may also continue their work at home.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • 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. It provides an equivalent year 10 completion.
  • Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. For further information please contact the Head Teacher on 131 601 or visit the Learning Centre in the Northern Beaches Campus Library (Level 2, Block M)


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled for 20 hours a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

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
BSBITU112 Develop keyboard skills
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
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.

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.

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Course Location

Northern Beaches
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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