Priority foundation skills courses
There are two fee-free priority foundation skills courses – the Course in Applied Vocational Study Skills and the Course in Underpinning Skills for Industry Qualifications.
These courses do not result in a separate qualification, rather they provide support to students who need additional assistance to successfully complete their vocational qualification and develop the skills needed for the workplace.
Course in Applied Vocational Study Skills
CAVSS provides additional support to build literacy and numeracy skills as part of a vocational training program. Through CAVSS support, students revise and develop their mathematics, reading, writing and communication skills. Students learn to make the connection between these skills, and where and how to apply them to vocational training and workplace situations.
Course in Underpinning Skills for Industry Qualifications
The USIQ course provides additional time and specialised teaching to groups of students who do not yet have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully complete their vocational qualification and participate effectively in the workplace. The course helps students to develop, consolidate and apply a range of social, communication, mathematical, technological, cultural and problem-solving skills.
If you feel you may be eligible for these courses, please speak to your registered training provider for more information prior to enrolling in a vocational qualification, as not all providers are approved to deliver these priority foundation skills courses.