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Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study

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Overview About this course

Reach your goals with this Year 11 equivalent course. Gain the knowledge and experience to take your study further. You’ll learn the essential skills employers are looking for, such as academic writing, research, and technology skills. Take the next step towards your future.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Academic writing skills

  • Research academic information

  • General or advanced mathematics

  • Undertake scientific experimentation and research

  • Develop your technology skills

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Create a strong foundation in reading, writing, and research skills

  • Computer and technology skills

  • Independent learning, study and revision skills

  • Improve your employment options

  • Strong pathway to further study

  • Develop good problem solving skills

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you

  • You'll need to complete a reading, writing and maths task

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good communication skills

  • A desire to improve your literacy and numeracy skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Employment in careers that require a Certificate III or Year 11 equivalent

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 4 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes TPCEGL001

  • Research and write academic text PFSEGL001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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