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Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training

  • National Course Code: 10582NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10582NAT-01V02-21MTD-001

Location – Mount Druitt

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

16 Hours per week


16 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate I in Preparation for Work or Training is an inclusive course where you will improve your skills through learning that is personally meaningful. Gain confidence in your talents and skills and be prepared for exciting new study and career pathways.

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


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Prepare for study
  • Communicate with others
  • Use different technology
  • Complete basic math, reading and writing
  • Use tools for healthy living
  • Use workplace tools and equipment


Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • Confidence
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work towards your goals


Completing this course will provide you with:

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


Continue to gain confidence with these further study options:

  • Certificate I in Access to Work and Training
  • Certificate II in your area of interest


Employers in Australia require their workers to have good reading and writing skills, as well as basic technology skills. This course will allow you to gain these foundational skills. You will be able to confidently apply these skills while looking at meaningful employment or study pathways.

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.


Depending on the electives you choose, work placement with a suitable industry employer will be required.

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

You may complete your placement in an environment that interests you. Your teacher will prepare you for the work environment and support you to find the placement and undertake the work activities.


This course is suitable for people who:

  • Want to get a job or pursue further study
  • Need entry level reading, writing and technology skills
  • Have a desire to learn new skills

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 successfully complete this course, you will need to have the underpinning knowledge and skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1. You also must have access to a computer, laptop or tablet to be able to participate in digital literacy through connected learning.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Full Time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, 3 days a week, for 16 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 22.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including, written assignments and projects, self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge, accessing and using technology and practising basic skills.


This course offering is designed for people who require:

  • a prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training
  • attaining reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication, beginner digital literacy and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 - 2 (for spiky profile Pre-Level 1 in some skills)
  • entry level digital technology and employability skills
  • education, training and employment goals


Additional learning and study tools available for this course which includes access to trainers and assessors via, phone, email or 1:1 consultation.

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2.30 pm. 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?


This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
PWTDIG101 Access a basic computer program
PWTDIG102 Access basic internet sites for personal use
FSKOCM02 Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
PWTCMY101 Locate information on common issues and support for living in Australia
PWTCAP101 Plan healthy lifestyle practices
PWTCOM101 Plan to improve personal effectiveness
PWTRDG101 Plan to read for pleasure
FSKLRG01 Prepare to participate in a learning environment
FSKRDG01 Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols
FSKNUM01 Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work
FSKNUM06 Use highly familiar maps and diagrams for work
FSKWTG01 Write personal details on basic workplace forms

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

This course is the first step in a series of courses to further training in employability skills and helps you go on to further training and to get a job.

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

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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