Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) is a Commonwealth approved online testing tool that TAFE Queensland utilises to determine reading and numeracy levels within the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
We want to make sure you have the right skills and support to be successful in your course. To do this we ask that you complete the approved bksb assessments as soon you enrol, so that we can identify any areas that you may need to improve on.
As part of the entry procedure for VET Student Loans and determining a student's academic suitability, students are required to demonstrate that they are academically suited to access a VET Student Loan. You can do this by:
If you cannot provide a copy of an Australian Year 12 Senior Certificate or evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or higher, you will be required to achieve Exit Level 3 or above in the bksb Maths and English Assessments, to be determined to be academically suited to access a VET Student Loan.
You will be unable to access VET Student Loans if you cannot supply either a valid Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education OR evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or higher, or achieve a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the bksb (in both reading and numeracy).
Bring your certificates to a Customer Service Centre
If you have any questions, please contact BKSB.GoldCoast@tafe.qld.edu.au
VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees for higher-level VET courses. Additional information is available on the Department of Education and Training Website.