Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

About this course

This Certificate in Foundation Skills supports students in career planning and development by offering them the opportunity to develop both their LLN skills and their vocational skills prior to employment so they are job ready for industry.

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This course is designed for individuals who need skills to prepare for a vocational pathway qualification or further foundation studies development.

It is suitable for those individuals who require a:

  • Prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training
  • Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3
  • Entry level digital technology and employability skills
  • Education, training and employment goals


Students successfully completing all the listed competencies will achieve Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, FSK20113. Students who achieve some of the listed competencies will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have demonstrated competency.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, participants will have a prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training. Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills will have attained a Level 3 standard in accordance with Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Entry level digital technology skills and employability skills will also be achieved and education, training and employment goals identified.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however it is recommended for participants to have level 2 ACSF across all core skills. Far North Training & Consultancy also has the following selection criteria for this course – The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program.


Learning Support

All learners have access to a qualified trainer/assessor. At orientation participants will be provided with information they need to transition successfully into their chosen course of study. Trainers will also advise students of support services available.


Please refer to our office on 07 4098 1228 for further information about this course and course fees.

Refund Policy

Please refer to the refund policy in our student handbook.

How to Apply

Students must complete an enrolment form and return to Far North Training & Consultancy with appropriate documentation.

Delivery Method

Face to face classes in Mossman, Cairns and surrounds with flexible delivery options also available.

If you are currently working in an IT or office setting then you may be entitled to Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a nationally recognised process which helps you gain credit towards a certificate based on the skills and experience you have gained from:

  • Previous learning
  • Work or industry experience (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteering
  • Partially completed studies

Your experience is matched to current industry qualifications so you can gain credit towards or even recognition for a full qualification.

Core Units

  • FSKDIG03
    Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
  • FSKLRG09
    Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
  • FSKLRG11
    Use routine strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKNUM14
    Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • FSKNUM15
    Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work
  • FSKOCM07
    Interact effectively with others at work
  • FSKRDG10
    Read and respond to routine workplace information
  • FSKWTG09
    Write routine workplace information

Elective Units

  • BSBCMM101
    Apply basic communication skills
  • BSBWOR202
    Organise and complete daily work activities
  • BSBWOR204
    Use Business Technology
  • BSBITU203
    Communicate electronically
  • FSKLRG10
    Use routine strategies for career planning
  • FSKWTG08
    Complete routine workplace formatted texts