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Certificate II in Career Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10584NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10584NAT-01V01-19NBC-011

Location – Northern Beaches

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Course Start Date


Hours Per Week



18 Weeks

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

Course Details

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:
- employability skills and knowledge at AQF level 2.
- realistic education, employment or community engagement options and appropriate training pathways.
- skills to contribute effectively to a diverse society.

Course graduates will have basic underpinning employability skills that will allow them to access further study or training. They will have improved capability and self-confidence enabling them to provide simple solutions to a limited range of routine problems, when given clear guidelines and support. They will be able to use technology to find basic information, communicate with others and produce routine reports.
There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Entrants would benefit from ACSF level 2 language, literancy and numeracy levels sufficient to read and interpret simple documents and and prepare simple reports.
The course involves self-paced flexible study on or off campus (negotiated with the Head Teacher).
Students may attend the campus for up to 11 hours per week for 18 weeks and may complete the course in a shorter time-frame. Days and times are flexible.
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).

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


This course is for people who want to improve their computing, reading, writing, numeracy and employability skills for work, further study or for engagement in the commmunity.
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This course has up to 11 hours of study available on Monday and Thursday. The 2 hour face-to-face computer class on Monday is compulsory, other hours may be attended flexibly.

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 free to eligible students. 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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Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

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Elective Units
Number Title
CPNCAP203 Use strategies to transform personal conflict
CPNCOM204 Examine information presented by the media
CPNLRN201 Participate in diverse formal learning environments
CPNCAP205 Address personal safety and emergency situations
CPNETH201 Examine ethical issues in the workplace
CPNWKE202 Explore basic workplace relations
FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
FSKRDG08 Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts
FSKRDG09 Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures
FSKWTG07 Write routine formal workplace texts
FSKWTG08 Complete routine workplace formatted texts
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
ICTICT101 Operate a personal computer
ICTICT102 Operate word-processing applications
BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
AUMAFA001 Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews

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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