Offering Info

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

  • National Course Code: FSK20113
  • TAFE NSW code: FSK20113-01V05-20NEW-070

This course is superseded

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

19 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



15 Weeks

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

Course Details

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who require:

  • A pathway to employment or vocational training
  • Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
  • Entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • A vocational training and employment plan.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy and numeracy at Certificate I level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)
Date: Thursday, 21 or 28 November 2019
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)
Date: Thursday, 23 or 30 January 2020
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)
Date: Thursday, 6 February 2020
Time: 10.00am
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building S, Ground Level, Room 10 (Library)

This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for I5 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent activities or additional support for students.

This course offering is designed for people to:

  • gain skills and confidence towards Community Sector industries. This may include: Community Services, Youth Work, Children's Services, Health Support - Disabilities or Ages Care and/or Education Support
  • develop Employability and Foundation skills
  • have not been in a vocatonal training environment, completed schooling or other training qualifications
  • develop confidence and independence to undertake further study, such as a Certificate III or Certificate IV course, or other training pathway

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

  • Student support is provided during the course and additional tutorial support can be arranged where the need 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
    • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
    • Easy computing online short courses
    • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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

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.

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Core Units
Number Title
FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
FSKRDG09 Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures
FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities
CPNCOM201 Prepare and orally deliver stories for a purpose
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
ACMWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
ACMGAS203 Complete animal care hygiene routines
ACMGAS201 Work in the animal care industry

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

A pathway to employment or vocational training

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Course Location

266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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