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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10767NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10767NAT-01V01-20ARM-009

Location – Armidale

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

13 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation will prepare you for Diploma level and university study or entry into the Australian Defence Force. Recognised by educators and employers as an alternative pathway to Year 12, you will develop the technical, social and academic skills needed to perform at the next level of study.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Write non-academic and academic texts
  • Plan, research, draft and edit assignments
  • Present your ideas
  • Manage your time in an academic environment
  • Apply learning strategies
  • Collaborate with peers and professionals
  • Critically analyse and evaluate information

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes needed to get ahead in study:

  • An analytical mind
  • The ability to source relevant information
  • The capacity to multi-task
  • Work as a team
  • Communicate effectively with teachers and peers

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at a Certificate IV level
  • A Tertiary Entrance Score (TES)
  • A year 12 equivalent qualification
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

GROW YOUR CAREER

You can continue on your education journey with:

  • Admission to university
  • Entry to the Australian Defence Force
  • Diploma or above qualifications

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation supports students to develop high level academic, social and technological skills that have been identified as essential for emerging careers of the future.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

To be eligible for this course, you will need to:

  • Provide evidence that you have a Certificate II qualification or equivalent skills and knowledge
  • Undertake a literacy and numeracy test and achieve a Level 3 or above in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • Participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff to make sure this is the appropriate course level for you

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • The ability to learn independently
  • The resources to research topics
  • Sound technology skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are TPC literacy and numeracy screening, participation in an interview and completion of a writing task.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended full time course. You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research..

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are wanting a Year 12 equivalent, a Tertiary Entrance Score (TES), entry into a diploma level and above in the VET sector or entry into the Australian Defence Force (OS).

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support though engagement with specialist LLN teachers or identified services

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on blended delivery component including VC, Adobe Connect and MS Teams sessions.

You may be eligible for a concession and/or exemption. This will be confirmed during the enrolment process.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
TPCEGL001 Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes
TPCEGL002 Apply critical language and research skills for further study purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
ECSLRN401 Develop academic learning skills
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCEGL005 Critically analyse film and media for further study purposes
TPCHMN001 Assess contemporary Australian social perspectives
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCHMN006 Analyse contemporary issues in the Asia Pacific region
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
TPCMTH002 Apply advanced algebra and trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms to solve problems
TPCMTH003 Solve mathematical problems using monetary and spatial calculations
TPCMTH004 Solve applied mathematical problems using calculus techniques
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCSCN003 Investigate physics concepts
TPCSCN002 Investigate the chemical nature of matter
ECSCRT402 Examine ethical practices for study

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

This course may lead to a career in the Australian Defence Forces or employment requiring a Year 12 equivalent qualification.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Armidale
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone 131 601

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