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Certificate I in Access to Work and Training

Career Area:Education for careers and further study National Code:10583NAT
Certificate I in Access to Work and TrainingThis course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:
* develop employability skills and knowledge at AQF level 1 to retrain or enter the workforce
* identify realistic education, employment or community engagement goals and appropriate training pathways, including pre-vocational pathways
* participate in a formal, supported or self-managed learning environment

Entry Requirements

There are no essential educational requirements for this course.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Belmont Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
09-04-2018 Full Time
12hrs/Week for 9 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Thursday 5th April 2018
Time: 10.00am
Location: Belmont Campus, Library, Seminar Room

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on
131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

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Class will run on Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm. The 2018 Smart and Skilled prices are coming soon, as a guide the 2017 prices are:

First Qualification: $220.00
Second Qualification: $220.00
Concession Fees: $80.00

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption or a Fee-Free Scholarship.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

Students cannot begin training until their training subsidy is confirmed.

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AWTABL101 - Explore local Aboriginal community issues
  • AWTABL102 - Explore information on the ongoing impact of invasion and colonisation of Australia
  • AWTCAP101 - Explore personal safety and well-being options
  • AWTCAP103 - Prepare for skills recognition
  • AWTCAP105 - Use effective personal presentation skills
  • AWTCMY101 - Engage in socially diverse environments
  • AWTCOM101 - Use basic critical thinking skills
  • AWTCOM103 - Develop strategies to interact with Australian communication media
  • AWTDIG101 - Word process a basic document
  • AWTLRN101 - Plan to use basic teamwork skills
  • AWTLRN104 - Explore work and training opportunities
  • AWTPLG101 - Develop a project plan
  • AWTPLG102 - Carry out and review a short project
  • AWTWTG101 - Spell familiar English words
  • FSKNUM11 - Read and use familiar maps, plans and diagrams for work
  • FSKNUM12 - Identify and interpret information in familiar tables, graphs and charts for work
  • FSKOCM03 - Participate in simple spoken interactions at work
  • FSKRDG06 - Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts
  • FSKWTG05 - Complete simple workplace formatted texts
  • ICTICT103 - Use, communicate and search securely on the internet
  • VCOCAP102 - Use tools, resources and equipment for vocational learning
Other Information

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist.

Enquire Now
Belmont Campus campus
Semester: Semester 09-04-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 12hrs/Week, 9W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Thursday 5th April 2018
Time: 10.00am
Location: Belmont Campus, Library, Seminar Room

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on
131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.
Proposed Timetable: Class will run on Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2018 Smart and Skilled prices are coming soon, as a guide the 2017 prices are:

First Qualification: $220.00
Second Qualification: $220.00
Concession Fees: $80.00

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption or a Fee-Free Scholarship.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol.

Students cannot begin training until their training subsidy is confirmed.

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AWTABL101 - Explore local Aboriginal community issues
  • AWTABL102 - Explore information on the ongoing impact of invasion and colonisation of Australia
  • AWTCAP101 - Explore personal safety and well-being options
  • AWTCAP103 - Prepare for skills recognition
  • AWTCAP105 - Use effective personal presentation skills
  • AWTCMY101 - Engage in socially diverse environments
  • AWTCOM101 - Use basic critical thinking skills
  • AWTCOM103 - Develop strategies to interact with Australian communication media
  • AWTDIG101 - Word process a basic document
  • AWTLRN101 - Plan to use basic teamwork skills
  • AWTLRN104 - Explore work and training opportunities
  • AWTPLG101 - Develop a project plan
  • AWTPLG102 - Carry out and review a short project
  • AWTWTG101 - Spell familiar English words
  • FSKNUM11 - Read and use familiar maps, plans and diagrams for work
  • FSKNUM12 - Identify and interpret information in familiar tables, graphs and charts for work
  • FSKOCM03 - Participate in simple spoken interactions at work
  • FSKRDG06 - Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts
  • FSKWTG05 - Complete simple workplace formatted texts
  • ICTICT103 - Use, communicate and search securely on the internet
  • VCOCAP102 - Use tools, resources and equipment for vocational learning
Important Information: Other Information

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist.

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
09-10-2017 Part Time Day
10hrs/Week for 9 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Block P, Level 1, Room 1 (P.1.01)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI .

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

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Classes will run on Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 3.00pm. Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $220.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $220.00
Second Qualification Fee is $220.00

The Concession Fee is $80.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW - Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AWTCOM101 - Use basic critical thinking skills
  • AWTCOM103 - Develop strategies to interact with Australian communication media
  • AWTDIG101 - Word process a basic document
  • AWTLRN101 - Plan to use basic teamwork skills
  • AWTLRN104 - Explore work and training opportunities
  • AWTPLG101 - Develop a project plan
  • AWTPLG102 - Carry out and review a short project
  • AWTWTG101 - Spell familiar English words
  • MSMSUP106 - Work in a team
  • SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 09-10-2017,
Study Options: Part Time Day, 10hrs/Week, 9W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Block P, Level 1, Room 1 (P.1.01)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI .

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 3.00pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $220.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $220.00
Second Qualification Fee is $220.00

The Concession Fee is $80.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW - Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AWTCOM101 - Use basic critical thinking skills
  • AWTCOM103 - Develop strategies to interact with Australian communication media
  • AWTDIG101 - Word process a basic document
  • AWTLRN101 - Plan to use basic teamwork skills
  • AWTLRN104 - Explore work and training opportunities
  • AWTPLG101 - Develop a project plan
  • AWTPLG102 - Carry out and review a short project
  • AWTWTG101 - Spell familiar English words
  • MSMSUP106 - Work in a team
  • SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
  • SITHFAB005 - Prepare and serve espresso coffee
  • SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
  • SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
Important Information:

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.