Defence Preparation Maths

About the Course

This short course contains the Maths units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces.

Successful completion of 900-10591EV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English 2017 and 900-10591MV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths 2017, satisfies the academic entry requirements for general entry to ADF.

Additional completion of 900-10591SV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science 2017 is required for ADF trades entry.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Statement of Attainment
Course Code 900-10591MV01
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course

Career Opportunities

This short course contains the Maths units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).
Note: general entry into the ADF requires English and Math units; trades entry requires English, Math and Science units.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: 900-10591MV01-18MUD-005


How will I study?

This skillset of six maths units contains the maths units needed for Year 10 equivalent entry into Defence Forces. You may need to complete a skillset of English units too, for general entry. This skillset is delivered flexibly using booklets. Support will be provided via email, telephone or face to face by appointment. You may also be able to attend Foundation Skills classes or TAFE Study Centre if you wish more contact with teachers. Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this skillset, you will need to undertake a numeracy skills check prior to being accepted into this course.

For successful completion of this course you will need:
- a minimum of ACSF level 2 in Maths
- the ability to study independently

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

You will be provided with support by email, telephone or face to face by appointment and can attend Foundation Skills classes or Study Centre if you wish more contact with teachers.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

Units of Competency

Code Unit Name
FSKNUM21 Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
FSKNUM22 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions for work
FSKNUM23 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work
FSKNUM24 Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes for work
FSKNUM27 Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work
FSKNUM28 Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions for work

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

This skillset has flexible delivery. Content is provided by way of booklets that are given to you when you meet with your course coordinator, or that are sent to you by mail or email.

What will I pay?

This skillset is fully subsidised by Smart and Skilled.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): $0 per course - no enrolment fee applicable for this course

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393