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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Certificate II in General Education for Adults


  • Online
  • Campbell Street

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Mixed Learning
  • Online

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Get the skills you need to succeed in higher-level vocational or university studies, and broaden your career options.

This free course is designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed in higher-level vocational or university education studies. This course also gives you the opportunity to gain 36 Level 2 TCE (Tasmanian Certificate of Education) credit points upon completion of the full Certificate. Successful completion of this course will also allow you to meet the minimum educational requirements for the Australian Defence Force, of Year 10 English and Mathematics.

In this nationally accredited course, you will create a comprehensive learning plan and portfolio, identifying the skills, strategies and connections you need to achieve your future career goals.

You’ll improve your skills at analysing and writing a range of complex texts – including academic writing and writing for personal purposes such as short stories, a blog or an autobiography.

Throughout the course you will learn the skills needed to investigate numerical and statistical information, analyse data and learn to use mathematical formulae for problem-solving with confidence, as well as how to use IT presentation packages. You’ll also complete a project of your choice, and be supported to implement and review your outcomes.

This course is delivered part time online. To be successful in this course you will need to commit to 10 hours of learning per week.

To make sure this is the right level course for you, you will need to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment as part of your application. If you need to develop or build your skills before entering this course, we have preparatory courses in General Education and Career Preparation that will get you there.

Note– All nationally recognised VET units contribute credit points towards the achievement of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE). TCE credit points accrue throughout your lifetime so you can also achieve the TCE as an adult. Find out more about what you need to do to achieve all of the standards of the TCE at:

Entry requirements into the Australian Defence Force may change from time to time. Please contact Defence Force Recruiting to confirm current requirements.

Are you looking to improve your maths skills?

Gain the numeracy skills and knowledge you need to complete study or workplace calculations with confidence by completing Maths for Work and Study. This short course delivers numeracy units from 22473VIC – Certificate II in General Education for Adults.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

Call 1300 655 307 Submit an enquiry

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At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

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