Offering Info

Certificate II in Further Study Skills

  • National Course Code: 11041NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 11041NAT-01V01-22OTE-004

Location – TAFE Digital


Full Time



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

8 Hours per week


1 year

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

Course Details

This course is designed for participants who wish to further their general education or training. It will provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills such as:

reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) units to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as engineering, electro-technology, building and construction, manufacturing and automotive industries
mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships
English, mathematics and science for general and trade level entry to the Australian Defence Forces

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.

It is recommended that entrants should have ACSF level 2 to 3 language, literacy and numeracy. Sufficient to read and interpret basic documents and prepare written reports.


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.

All students enrolling in this course must complete a phone interview with a teacher during business hours.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a full time, online course. You must attend approximately 8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner. This course can be completed entirely online, no on campus attendance is 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

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


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?


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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

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
FSKRDG010 Read and respond to routine workplace information
FSKWTG009 Write routine workplace texts
NAT11041001 Examine routine English texts
NAT11041002 Write routine English texts
NAT11041003 Examine Australia's national identity
NAT11041004 Examine contemporary Australian issues
NAT11041005 Work safely in a science learning environment
NAT11041006 Conduct basic experiments into matter and electricity
NAT11041007 Conduct basic experiments into aspects of introductory chemistry
NAT11041008 Conduct basic experiments into scientific aspects of workplace health
NAT11041009 Apply mathematical calculations in personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041010 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions in personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041011 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041012 Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041013 Collect, organise and interpret statistical data personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041014 Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions personal, educational or vocational contexts
Elective Units
Number Title
FSKDIG003 Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG009 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
FSKLRG011 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
FSKNUM030 Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work
NAT11041016 Conduct a basic research project
NAT11041020 Examine Australian environments

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

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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