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Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science

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Overview About this course

Increase your chances of getting into the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Improve your knowledge of science and gain skills you can apply in situations that are directly relevant to working with the ADF and that will be useful to your future career. 

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work safely in a science learning environment

  • Conduct experiments on matter, electricity, introductory chemistry

  • Conduct experiments into scientific aspects of workplace health

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A strong pathway to pursue further study or vocational training beyond Year 10

  • Confidence to apply for the Australian Defence Force test

  • The science skills needed as a new recruit to the Australian Defence Force (ADF)

  • Credit toward a Certificate II in Further Study 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. They may ask you 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.

Entry recommendations

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

  • A desire to pursue further study or vocational training

  • A desire to join the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy, Air Force and the Reserves)

  • The need for formal science study skills at Year 10 equivalent level to meet the expectations of Defence Force Recruiting

  • Visited the Australian Defence Force recruiting to discuss your potential for entering the Defence Forces

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: entry level trade roles in the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy, Air Force and the Reserves) and Australian Defence Force recruit

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 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 Courses

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

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

Units
  • Conduct basic experiments into scientific aspects of workplace health NAT11041008

  • Conduct basic experiments into matter and electricity NAT11041006

  • Work safely in a science learning environment NAT11041005

  • Conduct basic experiments into aspects of introductory chemistry NAT11041007

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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