Gain the knowledge and experience to take the next step towards your future. Boost your study and workplace skills as you reach your goals in this Year 11 equivalent course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Write to an academic standard
Learn and apply new concepts and ideas
Develop research skills
Follow ethical business practices
Demonstrate appropriate behaviours in the workplace or learning environment
Apply e-learning skills to your study
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised, Year 11 equivalent qualification
Study and workplace skills to enrich your career or learning journey
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
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 may be asked to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) profile so that you can be placed into the right class and so that you can access appropriate support if needed.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to learn independently
Access to a computer and the internet to conduct research
Sound technology 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Employment in careers that require a Certificate III or Year 11 equivalent, potential pathways to university through continuing to Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation and achieving a Tertiary Entrance Score (TES) , pursuing further tertiary study and employment in careers that require a Certificate III or Year 11 or equivalent qualification
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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.
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
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.