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Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways


Get the right tools. Gain more control. Move up.

Get to grips with the key skills and knowledge you need to move on to bigger and better things. As well as improving your literacy, numeracy and confidence with computers, this course empowers you to participate more fully in both the education and job markets.

This course will help you with:

  • Language skills, budgeting, smarter shopping, dealing with service providers and government agencies, etc
  • Creating pathways to employment
  • Moving onto further training

    These are also life skills. This course is about gaining confidence and feeling like you belong. It gives you the tools you need to add your voice, make your mark and move forward with increased self-belief.


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Why this course

Knowledge for life

Learn about the essential skills you need to survive and thrive in life.

Numeracy skills

Develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating.

All about diversity

Use, interpret and communicate mathematical information to solve real-world problems.


Every good house rests on its foundations, and this course is about creating a strong base.

This Certificate II qualification is designed to help you remove the barriers keeping you from work and further vocational training. It is ideally suited for those looking to improve their foundation skills and gain access to more training and work opportunities.

The course is for those looking to improve:

  • Reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy and learning skills (primarily aligned to Australian Core Skills Framework [ACSF] Level 3)
  • Entry level digital technology and employability skills

Opportunities for further vocational training and participation in the job market
Plus, this qualification includes three units from the Business Services training package. There is also a focus on developing a plan for further education and employment.

Job Roles

This is a pre-employment course. There are no employment outcomes from this course.

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom
  • Full time
  • Part time


Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • project
  • recognition of prior learning

Evidence may be

  • written
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

All students will engage in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) activity to evaluate potential support requirements. Students who are funded are required to complete an alternative and similar activity.


Course consists of 14 units … 1 core units and 13 electives.


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
FSKLRG009 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
FSKOCM007 Interact effectively with others at work
FSKRDG010 Read and respond to routine workplace information
FSKLRG010 Use routine strategies for career planning
FSKOCM004 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings
FSKWTG009 Write routine workplace texts
FSKLRG006 Participate in work placement
FSKRDG008 Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts
BSBWHS211 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management


Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Options may include:

  • Fee for Service
  • Concession
  • SkillingSA
  • Smart and Skilled


  • Full time – up to 12 months
  • Part time – up to 24 months
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