Offering Info

Certificate II in Study Skills

  • National Course Code: 10580NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10580NAT-01V03-21WWG-005

Location – Wagga Wagga

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

19 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

18 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:

  • interviewed and assessed of core skills: Reading, Writing and Numeracy, please contact 131 601 to arrange an interview.

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


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Thursday 24 June 2021 I 1.30pm I TAFE NSW Wagga, Building G, Level G, Room GG.10


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assessment preparation. Attendance at tutorials is essential if classes missed,


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways or progression to Cert III qualifications in preparation for University entry.


It is suitable for individuals who require:

  • a pathway to employment or vocational training
  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
  • entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • a vocational training and employment plan.
  • entry level Certificate III Pathways to Further Study/TPC Course


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • additional local support provided through study centres
  • counselling
  • Disability Consultants,
  • Online learning resources and support and individual learner support, as required.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • pens, led pencil, eraser, ruler, portable thumb drive, folder with foolscap book, clear sleeved portfolio and a scientific calculator (if possible).


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


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

Applying 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. As you progress through the application and 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
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
FSKNUM30 Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work
TSSHMN204 Examine a limited range of natural disasters

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

Wagga Wagga
Macleay & Coleman Streets, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601

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