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Certificate II in Career Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10584NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10584NAT-01V02-21WLG-015

Location – West Wollongong

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15 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 Career Preparation will inspire you to reach towards your career goals as you learn fundamental study and workplace skills at a year 10 equivalent level. Gain confidence in yourself and your abilities, as you prepare to find the career of your dreams.

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


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

  • Communicate effectively
  • Confidently use different technology
  • Work independently and in groups
  • Understand workplace practices
  • Improve your Maths, reading and writing
  • Plan your career
  • Apply for jobs and interviews


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

  • Self-confidence
  • The ability to work independently
  • Problem solving
  • Time management


Completing this course will provide you with:

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

Career opportunities:

  • Employment in careers which require a Certificate II or Year 10 equivalent


Further your fundamental skills with:

  • Certificate II in Study Skills
  • Certificate II in Further Study Skills
  • Certificate III in Career Advancement
  • Certificate III in Career Pathways to Further Study

Reach towards your career goals with a:

  • Certificate III in your field of interest


Employers are seeking people who have a commitment to personal development, and can display fundamental skills such as reading, writing, technology use and effective communication. The Certificate II in Career Preparation allows you to stand out from the crowd as you confidently display these skills.

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.

When you apply, we will let you know when your interview will take place and what to expect.


Depending on your mode of study, location and the electives you choose, work placement may be available.

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

If work placement is available at your campus, TAFE NSW will work with you to arrange it. Contact your local campus to find out more.


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

  • Completed a language, literacy and numeracy assessment and achieved Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 2 or above
  • Basic communication skills
  • The dedication and motivation to attend classes each week

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 have:

  • completed year 10 (ROSA) if you are under 17. Early School leavers are required to complete an early school leaver application initiated by the last high school attended.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend all sessions and complete and submit required assessments for 18 units.

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!


Join our Information Session:
Friday 29 January 2021 at 10am
TAFE NSW Wollongong West 36 Gladstone Avenue
Wollongong NSW 2500
Block F Ground Floor Room F.G.45


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, revision and completion of class activities, RU ready diagnostic assessment and completion of online modules. Touch typing exercises and practices.


This course offering is designed:

  • to help women build confidence with retraining and finding employment. Participant will learn a range of skills by completing units of competency in employment skills, oral and written communication skills, digital, numeracy and computing skills, personal presentation and confidence and vocational skills in food hygiene, Barista, WH&S and first aid.

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 2.30pm. 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?


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
CPNCAP201 Improve personal confidence and self-image
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
FSKOCM06 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
CPNWKE201 Follow workplace standards and practices
AWTLRN102 Explore work and training opportunities for women
AWTLRN103 Explore factors which impact the lives of women
FSKWTG08 Complete routine workplace formatted texts
FSKWTG07 Write routine formal workplace texts
FSKRDG08 Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts
FSKNUM20 Use basic functions of a calculator
FSKLRG10 Use routine strategies for career planning
CPNLRN201 Participate in diverse formal learning environments
CPNCAP202 Use basic skills for assertiveness
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee

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

Wollongong West
36 Gladstone Avenue, Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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