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Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10767NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10767NAT-01V01-20CBT-210

Location – Campbelltown

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

24 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • 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 successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to have a Certificate II or equivalent skills and knowledge for entry.
  • to undertake the LLN screening through RUReady, participate in an interview to assess oral communication, learning strategies and motivation, and to complete a writing task prior to entry. RUReady identifies Reading and Numeracy ACSF levels. It is recommended that you be working within or above Level 3 for both areas.

Students can complete this course in 18 weeks if they have completed Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study or equivalent. Students who have not completed Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study will take 36 weeks to complete Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 1 year. The weekly hours may vary depending on the electives chosen. Individual student timetables will also vary depending on the units students choose to study.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including review of class work, writing of case studies, completion of practice questions, private study, completion of unfinished class work, research relevant to content and assessment tasks, exam and class test preparation, and planning and writing essays and reports.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want 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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00am and 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. Weekly hours may vary depending on the electives chosen.

You may be eligible for a concession and/or exemption. This will be confirmed during the enrolment process.A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 79 74 for further information.

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
TPCMTH002 Apply advanced algebra and trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms to solve problems
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
ECSCRT402 Examine ethical practices for study
ECSLRN403 Participate in academic group research
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCSCN008 Analyse health issues in a global context
TPCSTT001 Solve statistical problems using data analysis and probability

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.

Course Location

Campbelltown
181 Narellan Road, Campbelltown
Phone 131 601

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