Offering Info

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

  • National Course Code: FSK20119
  • TAFE NSW code: FSK20119-01V01-22OTE-003

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

8.8 Hours per week


1 year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways will uncover your potential and build your confidence for further study or to enter the workforce. You will improve your reading and writing skills, and develop goals in a supportive environment.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Work with others in the workplace
  • Read and write formal documents
  • Use a computer
  • Enhance your reading, writing and maths skills


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Be ambitious to work towards your career aspirations
  • Goal driven
  • Motivated to strengthen your skills
  • Committed to completing course work and additional individual study


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

Completing this qualification will allow you to use your work skills to get a job or apply for a promotion.


Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate III in Career Advancement
  • Certificate III in Pathways for Further Study
  • Certificate III in an area you are passionate about

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.


A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.


This course will help you with:

  • Your reading and writing skills
  • Achieving your work goals
  • Preparing for further study

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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


This is a self-paced, online course. You must attend approximately 8.8 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 4.6 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 1 years.

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 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?


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

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


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)

Elective Units
Number Title
FSKDIG003 Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG009 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
FSKOCM006 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
FSKOCM007 Interact effectively with others at work
FSKRDG008 Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts
FSKRDG010 Read and respond to routine workplace information
FSKWTG008 Complete routine workplace formatted texts
FSKWTG009 Write routine workplace texts
NAT10973011 Access and evaluate information on the internet
NAT11005008 Plan to set up a personal area for study
NAT11005018 Spell personally relevant words
FSKLRG011 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
FSKNUM014 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
FSKNUM015 Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work

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

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