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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10767NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10767NAT-01V01-20PMQ-112

Location – Port Macquarie

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18 Hours per week

Duration

34 Weeks

  • 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 13 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 34 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, assignment preparation and skills practice.

Supervised and unsupervised hour totals are based on typical learner experience and may differ for each individual learner.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation provides a pathway for people to achieve a year 12 equivalent qualification and achieve the educational outcome of acquiring a Tertiary Entrance Score TES for those seeking entry to university.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Tutorial Support sessions
  • Career pathway and personal counselling

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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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 Monday and Tuesday from 9.00am to 2.30pm and Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
TPCEGL002 Apply critical language and research skills for further study purposes
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
TPCEGL001 Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCSCN006 Analyse and apply chemical processes
TPCSCN008 Analyse health issues in a global context
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCSCN002 Investigate the chemical nature of matter
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
TPCMTH003 Solve mathematical problems using monetary and spatial calculations
TPCEGL005 Critically analyse film and media for further study purposes

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

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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