FSK20119 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways


There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOnline, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units14
Low-Fee course for eligible applicants.


Do you need help preparing for your first step into study or work? CQUniversity Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) will provide you with further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways. It is suitable for individuals who require:

◾ 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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

14 units of competency -

◾ 1 core unit and 13 elective units.

Elective units must be relevant to vocational pathways and not duplicate the outcomes of already selected units.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification may choose to continue on to other vocational pathway qualifications.

Structure & Availability

Online Standard Course Structure


The full course is typically delivered over a twenty (24) week period; however, as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Full time students will be required to study a minimum of 11.5 hours per week and this includes assessment preparation.

Career, Employment and Training

Unit CodeUnit Name
FSKLRG011Use routine strategies for work-related learning
BSBOPS203Deliver a service to customers

Communicate and connect in the workplace

Unit CodeUnit Name
FSKOCM005Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations.
FSKWTG010Write complex workplace texts.
BSBTWK201Work effectively with others

Safety in the workplace

Unit CodeUnit Name
FSKWTG008Complete routine workplace formatted texts
FSKRDG009Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures
BSBSUS211Participate in sustainable work practices
FSKRDG010Read and respond to routine workplace information

Math in the workplace

Unit CodeUnit Name
FSKNUM028Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work
FSKNUM015Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
FSKNUM014Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work

Digital technology

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBTEC201Use business software applications
FSKDIG003Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks

Online Standard Course Structure

February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.


As this course is a foundational qualification, students are required to undertake a pre-training assessment using the Basic Key Skills Builder bksb® to determine if the learner’s skill level is below the Australian Course Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3.

Additional language and literacy pre-assessments with a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) specialist is also required to determine eligibility for Foundation Skills funding into this course.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$4,354
Fee for service per unit$311

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one. International students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

You can apply for this course by clicking the Apply Now button below. Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86.