Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility and subsidy criteria.

Overview

This qualification is designed for individuals who require significant foundational skills for work or further foundation skills development. It is part of a pre-employment program designed to help develop the appropriate Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills for people desiring to gain employment within the food industry. Participants will gain and develop the skills for everyday life and the workplace.

Suitable for

This qualification is suitable for 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 1
  • Entry level digital technology and employability skills
  • Education, training and employment goals

Qualification Outline

A total of eleven units are required to achieve the qualification, consisting of:

Seven (7) core units and four (4) elective units.

Core Units

The 7 compulsory Core units are:

  • FSKOCM02 – Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
  • FSKRDG04 – Read and respond to basic workplace information
  • FSKWTG03 – Write basic workplace information
  • FSKLRG04 – Use basic strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKNUM04 – Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work
  • FSKDIG01 – Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks
  • FSKNUM03 – Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work

Elective Units

As this program has been specifically designed to meet the entry needs of potential employees for the food processing industry and their potential career paths, the following four vocational units from the Certificate I in Food Processing have been selected. Alternative elective units may be selected depending on the specific needs of students.

  • FSKRDG02 – Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols
  • FSKRDG03 – Read and respond to basic workplace instructions
  • FSKWTG02 – Write basic workplace formatted texts
  • FSKNUM06 – Use highly familiar maps and diagrams for work

Off-the-Job Workshops

The Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways requires up to 24 days off-the-job workshops (3 days / week for 8 weeks x 5 hrs / day).

For ease of delivery the core and elective units have been organised into an off-the-job training program consisting of 5 separate modules with each module focused around a particular theme. These themes have clearly defined Foundation skills and Core Skills for Work that have been integrated into all learning activities and job tasks.

This alignment is as follows:

AreaCodeUnit of Competency
Orientation and enrolmentN/AOrientation and pre-enrolment assessment
Reading and speaking
at work
FSKRDG04
FSKRDG03
FSKOCM02
Read and respond to basic workplace information
Read and respond to basic workplace instructions
Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
Writing at workFSKWTG03
FSKWTG02
FSKOCM02
Write basic workplace information
Write basic workplace formatted texts
Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
Numbers and measurementsFSKNUM03
FSKNUM04

FSKDIG01
Use whole numbers and money up to one thousand for work
Locate, compare and use highly familiar measurements for work
Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks
Reading signs and mapsFSKNUM06
FSKRDG02
FSKOCM02
Use highly familiar maps and diagrams for work
Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols
Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
Prepare a learning planFSKLRG04
FSKOCM02
Use basic strategies for work-related learning
Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work

Duration: The program is delivered over an 8 week period x 3 days / week, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Note: This qualification is current from 14th March 2013

Venue: All training workshops are run at Regency TAFE, 137 Days Rd, Regency Park SA

Clothing and Equipment: There is no specific clothing or equipment needed for learners to provide for the workshops

Recognition of Prior Learning

Participants have the opportunity to first be assessed against the competencies being undertaken. This may result in the recognition of some units or parts of units without the need for formal training. The main focus of RPL is to determine the student’s current level of competency, so that courses can be tailored to gain maximum benefit from each training investment.

Download our RPL Brochure to find out more.

Support For Participants

Students undergo an initial assessment at the program orientation to identify any equity issues. This includes a pre-enrolment language, literacy and numeracy assessment (based on the Australian Core Skills Framework) to confirm the suitability and capacity of all students to meet industry literacy requirements and the requirements for the program itself.

Language, literacy and to a lesser extent numeracy are typical challenges faced by employees that work in the food processing industry. The Australian Food Training Centre aims to ensure that our courses and training programs meet the needs of a changing, dynamic and diverse workforce. We therefore encourage students from non-English speaking backgrounds to enrol (or with any other unique learning needs) and can arrange learner support as required. This support includes areas such as language, literacy and numeracy skills and in general study skills.

Employment Prospects and Future Educational Opportunities

The Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways 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.

Upon course completion, higher studies are available including the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways and other specialist courses. This course positions students well to advance their careers in the fields of food manufacturing and food packaging.

Course Admission Requirements / Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this course, however applicants (employees) will be required to attend an information session and undertake a Basic Skills assessment to confirm they have suitable Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to cope with the reading, writing and numeracy demands of the qualification. This assessment occurs prior to any offers of course enrolment being given.

Our Fees

Our services are provided through either government funded training schemes or through fee-for-service arrangements.

  • A non-refundable fee of $308 is required from all students for incidental costs (such as course materials and equipment / venue costs). For eligible students, this fee is paid on your behalf by your Job Active service provider

Download our Course Fees brochure to find out more.

WorkReady Subsidised Training

For eligible students, this course is subsidised by the South Australian Governments’ WorkReady initiative. You can check your eligibility at http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/training-learning/check-your-eligibility or contact the Skills and Employment Info Line on 1800 506 266 for assistance.

Please contact the Australian Food Training Centre on 08 8288 0288 for any further information you may require.