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Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)

VET Course

About this Course


Work towards a formal qualification whilst learning the basics of language, literacy and numeracy. Tabor offers the opportunity to work on electives from the Community Services and Business training packages through practical and hand on activities to assist students in their language and literacy and numeracy needs.

This qualification is nationally recognised.

Professional Outcomes

The FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways is a nationally recognised qualification. Successful completion allows the student to work towards a relevant Certificate III qualification.

Students may be required to:

  • Complete a work requirement
  • Apply for a DCSI Employment screening check
  • Complete the Respond to Abuse and Neglect – Education Care (RAN-EC) training (if working with Children)


Students completing the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways may be awarded between 20-25 Stage 2 SACE points if undertaking this full qualification for SACE purposes, dependent on electives chosen.

Units of Competency Structure

20 Subjects total
8 Core
6 Community Services
6 Business Electives


Use Digital Technology for Routine Workplace Tasks FSKDIG03
Requires 15 nominal hours
Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems FSKLRG09
Requires 15 nominal hours
Use routine strategies for work-related learning FSKLRG11
Requires 10 nominal hours
Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work FSKNUM14
Requires 15 nominal hours
Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work FSKNUM15
Requires 10 nominal hours
Interact effectively with others at work FSKOCM07
Requires 10 nominal hours
Read and respond to routine workplace information FSKRDG10
Requires 15 nominal hours
Write routine workplace texts FSKWTG09
Requires 15 nominal hours

Community Services

Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005
Requires 30 nominal hours
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001
Requires 40 nominal hours
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002
Requires 25 nominal hours
Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006
Requires 25 nominal hours
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002
Requires 25 nominal hours
Recognise and respond to crisis situations CHCCCS019
Requires 45 nominal hours

Business Electives

Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace BSBWHS302
Requires 20 nominal hours
Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301
Requires 40 nominal hours
Work effectively with diversity BSBDIV301
Requires 30 nominal hours
Contribute to effective workplace relationships BSBFLM303
Requires 40 nominal hours
Recommend products and services BSBPRO301
Requires 20 nominal hours
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301
Requires 30 nominal hours

What do I need for entry?

Students must meet the minimum language, literacy and numeracy standards
Recognition of prior learning / credit transfer
If you can provide evidence of competency for some of the units, you may not have to undertake those units.
In simple terms, RPL means that if you have not already undertaken the unit or its equivalent, but have the required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency for the unit, you won’t have to study the unit.
Credit transfer is where you have a Statement of Attainment or a qualification which clearly states you have demonstrated competency in those units or their equivalent.

How long does it take?

6 months full-time or part-time equivalent , which is 9 months study.

Where can I study?

You can study this course via Blended Learning or Online.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information


As with most adult study, students will be required to complete pre-course reading and related activities prior to attending their weekly classes. In addition, it is expected that students will undertake a certain amount of homework such as reading, research, completing written assignments, etc. During enrolment in this course, students are advised that they can expect an average of 20 hours self-directed study or homework per week.

Course Codes

Tabor: FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Department
Phone: 1300 482 267
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