Certificate II in Further Study Skills

Certificate II   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 26 Feb 2018
 –   Gymea
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  • Further Study Skills course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge:
    - 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

    Course outcomes and careers

    Further education or general and trade level entry to the Australian Defence Forces

    Recommended Pathways

    The Certificate II in Further Study Skills prepares graduates for further study or training in vocational areas that require mathematics and science, such as engineering, electro-technology, building and construction, manufacturing and automotive industries.

    Graduates can apply for entry to the Australian Defence Force at trade or general level.

    Graduates may also progress to 10223NAT Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study.


    There are no formalised articulation arrangements.

    Entry requirements

    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.

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 26 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    14 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    20 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
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    You must attend one of the compulsory information sessions to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    At this session you will sit a placement test and attend an interview with one of our teachers.
    Please bring a pen and a form of ID such as medicare, driver's licence or birth certificate.
    You must also bring your latest school report.
    Applicants who are under 17 and without a ROSA must apply for approval to leave school before enrolling in TAFE.

    -Thursday 2 November 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Gymea Campus, Hotham Rd, Gymea, Building A, Ground level, Room AG.18.

    -Thursday 23 November 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Gymea Campus, Hotham Rd, Gymea, Building A, Ground level, Room AG.18.

    -Thursday 25 January 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm Gymea Campus, Hotham Rd, Gymea, Building A, Ground level, Room AG.18.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 17-23 hours of class a week over 4 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Folders, basic stationery supplies and a Scientific Calculator will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $60.00.


    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.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    FSKNUM21Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work20
    AUMAFA001Apply for jobs and undertake job interviews20
    FSKNUM27Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work20
    FSSSCN202Conduct basic research and experiments into aspects of introductory chemistry20
    FSSSCN201Conduct basic research and experiments into matter and electricity20
    FSSSCN203Conduct basic research and experiments into scientific aspects of workplace health20
    BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets30
    FSKNUM23Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work20
    FSSHMN201Examine AustraliaÂ’s national identity20
    FSSHMN203Examine Australian environments20
    FSSHMN202Examine contemporary Australian issues20
    FSSEGL201Examine routine literary and non-literary texts20
    BSBITU201Produce simple word processed documents60
    FSKRDG10Read and respond to routine workplace information30
    FSKNUM22Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work20
    FSKNUM24Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes for work20
    FSKNUM28Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work20
    FSKLRG10Use routine strategies for career planning20
    FSKLRG11Use routine strategies for work-related learning10
    TSSSCN206Work safely in a science learning environment4
    FSSEGL202Write routine literary texts20
    FSKWTG09Write routine workplace texts30



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