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About the Course
Our nationally recognised Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways course has been developed against the Australian Quality Framework for general education programmes.
You will learn the core skills and knowledge required to prepare you for further vocational training and return to the workforce such as using computers for simple tasks, calculating simple mathematical problems, interacting with others at work and responding to routine workplace problems.
Delivered by our expert trainers, our training program provides you with access to a supportive and encouraging environment, and a plethora of resources to assist you in your learning.
We have conducted in-depth industry consultation with various business organisations and regulatory bodies - finding out what is needed in today's market, what knowledge and skills our graduates must be equipped with in order to succeed, and what learning arrangements are best suited for our students.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|FSKDIG02||Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks|
|FSKLRG02||Identify strategies to respond to basic workplace problems|
|FSKLRG08||Use simiple strategies for work-related learning|
|FSKLRG09||Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems|
|FSKNUM08||Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work|
|FSKNUM09||Identify, measure and estimate familiar quantities for work|
|FSKNUM14||Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work|
|FSKOCM03||Participate in simple spoken interactions at work|
|FSKOCM07||Interact effectively with others at work|
|FSKRDG07||Read and respond to simple workplace information|
|FSKWTG06||Write simple workplace information|
This course is designed for those who have been out of the workforce for a long time and is looking to return to the workforce, especially those in the trade and community services sector. This qualification is suitable for those who require a pre-vocational pathway to employment and vocational training.
As this course is designed for those who have been out of the workforce for a long time and is looking to return to the workforce, there is no university pathways available for this course.
On-campus: This is a full-time course designed to be delivered over 6-months. There is 16-hours of class time per week and you will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes. We recommend you spend approximately 4-hours a week outside of class time completing the assigned reading and assessment tasks.
There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification detailed within the Foundation Skills Training Package. Noting this, Dolph Business School requires persons who undertake this course to:
- Be aged 15 years or over.
- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to carry out tasks such as to:
- Read, understand and write simple workplace texts;
- Identify and understand simple mathematical information, and perform simple mathematical calculations;
- Identify, propose and review problem solving strategies;
- Understand and follow simple instructions; and
- Participate in simple spoken exchanges.
Please note. Dolph Business School will engage with persons expressing interest in enrolment to discuss their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Dolph Business School can provide additional learning support to students who require basic assistance. For students who have more fundamental support needs, Dolph Business School can refer these students to a specialist language, literacy and numeracy development provider who can assist students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to suitably commence the course.
In accordance with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations and the National Code, Dolph Business School provides the opportunity for students to apply to have their prior learning and experience recognised towards an accredited qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled in.
You may have obtained relevant skills and knowledge through prior formal training, workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units or assessments required to be completed during the program. We will gather information about your prior experience and training history to determine the best pathway for you to achieve competency.
If you are interested in this course and believe you may qualify for course credit, come speak to one of our team members today to find out how we can help you!
You may be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded either by Dolph Business School or by another Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Please note. For on-campus international students, where course credit is granted before the issue of a student visa, the course duration will be indicated on the Confirmation of Enrolment. Where credit transfer is granted after the issue of a student visa, a new Confirmation of Enrolment will be issued.
We do not believe in our students just learning for the sake of passing their exams. This is why the assessment for this course is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace simulated tasks, projects, knowledge tests, and response to case studies - NO EXAMS! The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
The student is required to participate in knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. The student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
The student may be required to undertake a series of role-plays as a practical component to this course. The student will be given a set of instructions to help them plan out their role-plays.
Please ensure you read and understand our fees and charges prior to enrolling into one of our courses. You can download a copy of our Student Prospectus to find out more.
Dolph Business School accepts payment for fees using:
- Bank transfer
- Credit / debit card
- Payment plan via credit / debit card (only for those undertaking a Certificate or Diploma course)
Please note. If you choose to pay via credit card, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex. There is a 2.5% surcharge if paying via an Australian credit card; and a 3.5% surcharge if paying via an international credit card.
Diploma - on campus delivery: Fees are billed on a monthly basis.
Diploma and certificate courses - blended delivery: A deposit of $1,490 is required to confirm your enrolment, and the balance is invoiced within 14-days of the course commencement.
Diploma courses - online delivery: A deposit of $1,490 is required to confirm your enrolment, and the balance is invoiced within 14-days of the course commencement.
Certificate courses - online delivery: The full amount is invoiced prior to the commencement of the course.
Please note. If you wish to pay for your fees through a payment plan, a non-refundable $275 is required to confirm your enrolment.
Fees are payable within 7-days of receiving an invoice from Dolph Business School. 50% of your tuition fees are to be paid when the student accepts a place at Dolph Business School (usually 1-2 weeks of submitting an enrolment form). The balance of the tuition fees are due 2-weeks before the commencement of Term 2. Fees for the workbooks are due 2-weeks prior to the commencement of the course.