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Certificate II in Further Study Skills

National Course Code: 10591NAT

TAFE NSW Course Number: 10591NAT-01V02

Nominal Hours: 413

Full Fee: $3,770
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: Contact college

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Further Study skills is your opportunity to bridge the gaps in your previous education. You will strengthen the core skills needed in every occupation, learn strategies to manage your study time and gain the confidence to succeed in a formal learning environment.


Through theory and practical course work you will develop your skills in:

  • Reading, writing, numeracy and digital literacy
  • Effective study strategies to help you continue your education
  • Math and science to prepare you for employment in trades or traineeships


Develop the personal qualities that will help you get ahead in your future studies, including:

  • Commitment and self motivation
  • Collaboration and communication skills to work with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to reflect and identify areas for improvement


Completing this qualification will equips you with:

  • Pathway into the Defence Force, apprenticeship and traineeships
  • Confidence to pursue further studies in a formal learning environment


This qualification provides you with a direct pathway into the Defence Force and into many trades and traineeships. Contact us to explore your ambitions and options.


The course develops skills for further study including problem solving, creativity, communication, teamwork, digital literacy, critical thinking and presentation skills. These skills are recognised by industry as vital to workplace performance.

There is a strong focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) to develop confidence in selecting further study options in fields where future employment growth is predicted.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 1 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
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.

You can also expect to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including private study, research and assessment preparation

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to:

  • Complete a literacy and numeracy assessment, and
  • Participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff


This course is suitable for people who:

  • Have the English language skills to read and write simple documents
  • Want to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills to continue their education and/or prepare for employment
  • Want to bridge gaps in their previous education
  • Have the motivation to attend classes, work with others and listen to feedback from teachers

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

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Enter details from Fields 43.2 and 43.3 in the OCRF - Local Entry Requirements / Mandatory Workplace Requirements
  • Example: basic computer skills

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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

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.

FSKNUM23 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work
FSSEGL201 Examine routine literary and non-literary texts
FSSSCN202 Conduct basic research and experiments into aspects of introductory chemistry
TSSSCN206 Work safely in a science learning environment
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
FSKNUM24 Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes for work
FSSEGL202 Write routine literary texts
FSSSCN203 Conduct basic research and experiments into scientific aspects of workplace health
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKNUM27 Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work
FSSEGL203 Compose basic creative texts
ICTICT101 Operate a personal computer
FSKNUM21 Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
FSSHMN202 Examine contemporary Australian issues
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
FSKNUM28 Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work
FSSHMN201 Examine Australia's national identity
ICTICT102 Operate word-processing applications
FSKNUM22 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work
FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
FSSSCN201 Conduct basic research and experiments into matter and electricity
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

Non-government subsidised fee$3,770

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.


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.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

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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Contact by Training Services NSW:
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at TAFE Digital.