Course Code
Foundation & Pathways
Study Area(s)
Education Support, Work Education
Course Length
Flexible(6 weeks)

Start Date(s): Preparation for Study: 19 October 2020 Preparation for Work: 19 October 2020 Preparation for VCAL: 19 October 2020
End Date(s): Preparation for Study: 27 November 2020 Preparation for Work: 27 November 2020 Preparation for VCAL: 27 November 2020
Days and Time: Preparation for Study: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am to 3:00pm Preparation for Work: Monday and Tuesday Preparation for VCAL: Monday
Wednesday and Thursday.

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes interactive online tutorials, facilitated video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as one-on-one mentoring.  Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

There are three streams available in this course to choose from.

Preparation for Study: This course is designed for those who have been referred by a Job Services Australia (JSA) agency and who are required by their obligation to Centrelink to participate in a Work For The Dole/ Work Experience activity.

Preparation for Work: This unique online program has been developed to facilitate both independent learning and supported online virtual classroom delivery. You will gain general knowledge in digital skills for work, finding a dream job, communication for work, dealing with maths, interacting with others and solving problems.

Preparation for VCAL: You will improve your literacy and numeracy skills, learn digital technology for study and work, develop a resume and prepare for a job interview, learn about jobs ad careers, develop communcation for work and feel confident about your future study and work.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
FSKDIG03Use Digital Technology For Routine Workplace Tasks15
FSKLRG09Use Strategies To Respond To Routine Workplace Problems15
FSKLRG11Use Routine Strategies For Work-related Learning10
FSKNUM14Calculate With Whole Numbers And Familiar Fractions, Decimals And Percentages For Work (FSKNUM14)15
FSKNUM15Estimate, Measure And Calculate With Routine Metric Measurements For Work (FSKNUM15)10
FSKOCM07Interact Effectively With Others At Work10
FSKRDG10Read And Respond To Routine Workplace Information15


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS201AContribute To Health And Safety Of Self And Others (BSBWHS201A)20
FSKRDG09Read And Respond To Routine Standard Operating Procedures10
FSKWTG08Complete Routine Workplace Formatted Texts10
FSKWTG09Write Routine Workplace Texts15
VU21041Complete Forms (VU21041)20
VU21061Respond To An Advertised Job20
VU21331Create Texts Of Limited Complexity To Participate In The Workplace (VU21331)25

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Basic workplace language, literacy and numeracy, employability skills based on real workplace activities and knowledge.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
105 105 $1.00 $0.20 $8.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

There are no costs or fees associated with this course if enrolled by a JSA and have a valid Health Care Card.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. 

Where and how can I study?

Study is flexible and consists of 2 weeks in a group setting at Essendon and Richmond campuses and continue in the work experience placement with regular contact from a SR workplace facilitator

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in a variety of industries.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in basic workplace language, literacy and numeracy as well as employability skills to find and sustain employment.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at any level. Credit transfers are not available.

How do I apply?

Participants are required to apply through the referral from a JSA.

How will I be selected for this course?

Participants will be referred to this course from a JSA.