Designer At Work


Continual industry and technological change mean that we need to build and adapt skills for new technologies and contexts. Completion of this course will ensure you have a solid foundation to take your place in entry-level positions in any industry, and the ability to undertake further and more specialist vocational training.

There may also be more personal reasons to train in foundation skills. For example:

  • to revise or acquire digital skills

  • to develop communication abilities,

  • to prepare to return to work following a break,

  • as a confidence-building measure in preparation for a first job, or

  • as part of your personal rehabilitation following your or a family member’s physical or psychological injury.


Or perhaps it might be an ideal opportunity for a teenager to get back into the swing of things after a break in their schooling or training. The personal and flexible nature of this Certificate course makes it a valuable resource to assist a wide range of participants, each for their own purposes.

Our highly-experienced team of professionals understand that each learner is different and will provide the support and guidance each person needs to meet their objectives. The team will also work with you to develop a vocational training and employment plan unique to your personal circumstances.

Course overview

Employers believe that 40% of Australians do not have the foundation skills needed to meet the complex demands of work and life in a modern economy. Be ahead of the pack and increase your chance of gaining employment by consolidating the foundation skills that underpin all workplaces - learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy.


Jobs for Heroes is more than just training. We bridge the gap between the jobseeker and prospective employers and assist with all aspects of job-readiness. This includes addressing return to work barriers, site visits, vocational development, labour market research, job hunting skills, interview coaching and assistance with work placement.

Classes and practical training in foundation skills will also include proficiencies required by the Australian Competencies Framework. Participants will work through course material with trainers and complete assessments during class and non-class time.

Your next steps

Register now for this and any other free Jobs for Heroes opportunities. A student coordinator will then contact you to discuss your eligibility and options.

Specific content will be advised prior to enrolment, but an indicative example of skills gained includes:

  • Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks.

  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems.

  • Use routine strategies for work-related learning.

  • Calculate with whole numbers and fractions, decimals and percentages for work information.

  • Estimate, measure and calculate routine metric measurements for work.

  • Interact effectively with others at work.

  • Read and respond to routine workplace information.

  • Write routine workplace texts.

  • Deliver a service to customers.

  • Work effectively in a business environment.

  • Process and maintain workplace information.

  • Communicate in the workplace.

  • Contribute to workplace innovation.

Where and when

The course is conducted part-time, each Wednesday at Northgate from 1 April 2019 to 8 July 2019. 

Course delivery is flexible to meet the individual needs of participants. We know life can be complicated, so days are set aside to make up for classes missed or to revise issues until you nail them.

Note: Wounded Heroes Australia provides this training (FSK20113 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways) in association with Orion Training (RTO code 30915), PO Box 6213, Fairfield Gardens QLD 4103. 07 3329 7055. 


Orion Training will deliver the training and assessment and issue the qualifications within its scope of registration.