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Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113

Overview

You will improve or develop your basic skills in literacy, numeracy, speaking, listening, computing, job seeking and learning for work or training purposes. The course is flexible so it gives students the skills they need to go on to further study or work. With help from a teacher, students enrol in subjects to meet their individual goals.

The qualification gives you:
- a pathway to employment or vocational training
- reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3
- entry level digital literacy and employability skills
- a vocational training and employment plan.

Qualification: Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113
Program No: C2-VO45
Campus: CIT Reid  CIT Bruce  CIT Tuggeranong 
Duration: The duration of this course is approximately 12 months studying part-time, depending on the subjects chosen and the number of classes attended.
Likely Job Outcome: Graduates from this qualification may enrol into vocational qualifications at Certificate II or Certificate III level.
Graduates from this qualification would be holistically prepared for employment at a basic level and if already employed will be supported in their application of their literacy, numeracy and computing skills.
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You will attend an interview and independently demonstrate the ability to:
- write own name and address
- explain reasons for doing the program
- interpret common community signs
- recognise coins and notes and relate their value to items to buy
- use an effective counting technique
- work independently
- work cooperatively in a small group
- learn effectively in an English speaking classroom
- make progress towards goals

You must have successfully completed the Certificate I in Learning Options OR the Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways OR the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 8 subjects

Subject information

If you are 17 or younger, these subjects are free (please ignore the costs shown below).

If you are an apprentice (regardless of your age or stage in your qualification), these subjects are also free.

Costs below only apply if you are 18 and over and you are not an apprentice.

  • FSKDIG03  Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
    • CIT Code: FOUN117
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use digital technology to undertake routine workplace tasks. The unit applies to individuals at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 who need to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKLRG09  Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
    • CIT Code: FOUN120
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify routine workplace problems and strategies to respond to the problems. This unit applies to individuals who need learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKLRG11  Use routine strategies for work-related learning
    • CIT Code: FOUN119
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify own learning goals and needs, and develop a formal learning plan to participate in a vocational or workplace learning environment. The unit applies to individuals who need learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway and/or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency .

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM14  Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN115
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to interpret and calculate whole numbers, routine fractions, decimals and percentages. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM15  Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN116
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use routine measuring equipment, to convert units within the metric system, to estimate and calculate routine measurements including simple area of rectangles and squares. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKOCM07  Interact effectively with others at work
    • CIT Code: FOUN118
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interact effectively with others – external clients and internal staff, such as giving or responding to spoken instructions, responding to customer queries and complaints, negotiating with co-workers and management, explaining a workplace procedure, or taking telephone calls from the general public or internal staff. This unit applies to individuals who need oral communication skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKRDG10  Read and respond to routine workplace information
    • CIT Code: FOUN121
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to information in routine workplace texts in printed or digital format, such as instruction manuals, reports, emails, brochures, work instructions, spreadsheets. The unit applies to individuals who need reading skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKWTG09  Write routine workplace texts
    • CIT Code: FOUN122
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit is broad in focus. It describes the skills and knowledge required to write routine workplace texts and could be used for a variety of writing types and purposes, including letters and emails, instructions, incident or accident reports, online forms, formatted job reports - in printed or digital form. The unit applies to individuals who need writing skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Vocational Electives - complete 2 subjects

  • ICTICT105  Operate spreadsheet applications
    • CIT Code: INFT260
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet applications, including creating spreadsheets, formatting data, incorporating charts and objects, and printing spreadsheets. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks in the workplace using a fundamental knowledge of spreadsheets under direct supervision or with limited responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR204  Use business technology
    • CIT Code: COMP213
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - May complete 4 subjects

  • FSKLRG10  Use routine strategies for career planning
    • CIT Code: FOUN129
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and select appropriate career and work options and develop a career plan. The unit applies to individuals who need learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKRDG08  Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts
    • CIT Code: FOUN180
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to routine visual and graphic texts in printed or digital format, such as tables, charts, diagrams, maps and plans. The unit applies to individuals who need reading skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKRDG09  Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures
    • CIT Code: FOUN181
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and respond to standard operating procedures in printed or digital format. The unit applies to individuals who need reading skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKWTG07  Write routine formal workplace texts
    • CIT Code: FOUN188
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write routine formal emails and letters, such as when responding to a customer query or complaint, sending a request for goods or services to a supplier, accompanying a quotation for proposed work to a client, or writing an application letter. The unit applies to individuals who need writing skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKWTG08  Complete routine workplace formatted texts
    • CIT Code: FOUN189
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete routine workplace formatted texts which may be in printed or digital format, such as online training applications, accident or incident reports, shift handover reports, job applications, or performance appraisal forms. The unit applies to individuals who need writing skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKOCM04  Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings
    • CIT Code: FOUN168
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use oral communication skills to contribute to workplace meetings, such as team meetings, project meetings, and work health and safety (WHS) meetings. This unit applies to individuals who need oral communication skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKOCM05  Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
    • CIT Code: FOUN169
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to deliver effective workplace presentations, such as a prepared short presentation to co-workers, information updates (e.g. changes to Work Health and Safety (WHS)), or instructions on how to use new equipment. This unit applies to individuals who need oral communication skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKOCM06  Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
    • CIT Code: FOUN170
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in and contribute to workplace teams, such as providing services and information, communicating workplace instructions and messages, negotiating, or participating in team meetings. This unit applies to individuals who need oral communication skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM16  Interpret, draw and construct 2D and 3D shapes for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN143
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to describe and draw everyday objects, including constructing common 3D shapes. It also includes identifying and estimating common angles. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM17  Use routine maps and plans for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN144
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to interpret and use routine maps and plans using direction, simple scales, labels, symbols and keys. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM18  Collect data and construct routine tables and graphs for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN145
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, collate and organise familiar and routine data and construct tables, column and bar graphs. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM19  Interpret routine tables, graphs and charts for work
    • CIT Code: FOUN146
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to read and comprehend information in routine tables, graphs and charts. This includes using routine calculations to interpret and compare information and methods of display.
      This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FSKNUM20  Use basic functions of a calculator
    • CIT Code: FOUN147
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use the basic functions of a calculator. This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.
      This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate II General Education for Adults 22237VIC
Certificate I Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213
Certificate I Access to Vocational Pathways FSK10113

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au