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Important steps for this course

Before you apply for the course you are interested in, we want to make sure you have the right skills and support available to be successful in your course. We ask that you complete TasTAFEs literacy and numeracy skills review. It is called the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb). This skills review will help our staff advise you on the program you are applying for or to provide you guidance on a pathway to this or another qualification. All students must complete the bksb before enrolment can be completed.

Your bksb login details will be sent within 2 business days of applying. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each section and is best completed on a computer or tablet rather than your phone.  A calculator can be used for the numeracy section.

View our bksb User Guide (PDF) or bksb User Guide (Word).

If you need additional support, or you don’t have access to a computer, please contact us on 1300 655 307 for assistance.

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)


  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Campbell Street

Attendance options

  • Full-time

Study type

  • Mixed Learning
  • On-Site

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.

Do need help with reading, writing and maths? Are computers a mystery to you? This course can help you get the basic skills you need for more study, or a job!

This no-fee course will help you get better at your reading and writing. It will also help you with speaking to other people. In this course you will also learn the basics in using a computer. This course covers:

Working out your goals This course will help you work out what you want to do next. That might be more study, getting a job, or working on your own development. You will also plan and complete a project with support. Reading, Writing and Speaking You will learn to read and write simple text. You will learn to write a sentence using basic rules, as well as spelling and punctuation. This course will also help you talk about your ideas, ask good questions and be more confident.

Numeracy If you need help with maths, this course will help you get the basic skills. You will learn about money, measuring, design and shape, and data. You will also be able to prepare a simple budget.

Computers You will learn how to operate a computer. You will be able to create a simple document. This course will also show you how to save and find documents.

This course takes about 20 hours each week:

  • 12 hours of face-to-face classes
  • 8 hours of study to do in your own time. This might be online discussions, quizzes, research and tasks.

On successful completion of this course, you will have a broad range of useful skills. These skills will help you move on to more study or getting a job. You may want to continue study with the Certificate II in General Education for Adults at TasTAFE.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Campbell Street18 Jul 2022 -
2 Dec 2022

On campus 9.30am - 12.30pm + 2hrs of daily independent online activities, Monday to Thursday.

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