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Certificate III in Career Advancement

  • National Course Code: 10585NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10585NAT-01V01-21MUD-009

Location – Mudgee

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

27.4 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 III in Career Advancement is designed to develop your employability skills, to find and keep the job you love. You will learn essential workplace skills, and begin to develop leadership qualities that employers are looking for.

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


Through theory and practical course work, you will:

  • Understand workplace practices, standards and ethics
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn strategies to complete workplace tasks
  • Plan and conduct meetings and interviews
  • Improve your workplace communication skills
  • Interpret workplace data


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

  • Effective workplace communication skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The ability to collaborate with a team


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities


Through this course, you can go on to:

  • An apprenticeship of your choice
  • Study at Certificate IV level, and above
  • Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
  • A Degree level qualification upon completion of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation


Australian employers are seeking people who have a commitment to personal development, and can offer strong academic outlooks in reading, writing, technology and communication. The Certificate III in Career Advancement will help you stand out from the crowd and secure the exciting role you have been aiming for.

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 successful in this course you must:

  • Have basic literacy and numeracy skills (at ACSF level 3 or above)

You will receive more information on this requirement upon application.


There are no licensing requirements for this course.


Depending on your location, and subject availability you may underake work placement if you study the following unit:

  • Participate in work placement (FSKLRG06)

Your teacher will assist you in identifying a work placement opportunity and engaging with the employer once you start the unit. The hours will be negotiated between you, your teacher and the employer.


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

  • Drive to develop new work related skills and upskill
  • Commitment to attending class
  • Effective communication
  • The ability to study independently

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 be able to provide evidence that you are ACSF level 3 in language, literacy and numeracy sufficient to read and interpret routine documents and prepare written reports. Assessment for entry suitability will be conducted using an interview and LLN screen. Students that are eligible for the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program undertake a separate pre-training assessment according to their contractual obligations.

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 face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 15.8 hours of class, over 3 days a week for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 11.6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 25.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours which will include private study and preparation of your work and assessments.


This course offering is designed for combination of young recent school leavers with ROSA, students who have recently completed a Certificate II course e.g. Certificate II in Career Preparation, and mature aged students who may have had time out of the workforce for e.g. family or caring responsibilities and who wish to re-enter the workforce or prepare for further vocational training.


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

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • Multicultural Support
  • Education Support Officer in classroom environment

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 Wednesday, Thursday 9.30am to 3.00om and Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. 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
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
CADABL301 Examine policies and practices relating to Aboriginal people
CADCAP303 Examine strategies to increase lifestyle sustainability
CADCOM301 Apply inclusive communication skills
CADCOM302 Apply a range of negotiation skills
CADCOM304 Examine persuasive techniques in the media
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
FSKNUM22 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work
FSKNUM23 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work
FSKNUM27 Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work
FSKRDG11 Read and respond to complex workplace information
FSKWTG10 Write complex workplace texts
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
IPRLRN301 Conduct a research project
IPRWKE301 Examine routine workplace standards, practices and ethics

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

Cassilis Road, Mudgee
Phone 131 601

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