Part Time Day
Course Start Date
10 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Fully Subsidised Course
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
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.
Timetable for each student will vary depending on electives chosen. Students will only be required to attend the classes that they have selected.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a Part Time Day face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 1-5 days a week, for 2 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research for assessment preparation
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
were unable to undertake study to achieve a NSW Higher School Certificate or improve on their HSC results. The course provides an alternate entry pathway to universities. Universities recognise the TES as an alternative to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) issued by NSW High Schools as the university entrance mark. A TES is calculated and issued on completion.
This course delivers academic pathway and study skills that underpin the acquisition of higher education qualifications, enabling access to a wide range of careers and opportunities.
The STEM units in the course focus on both the acquisition of functional skills and the knowledge associated with academic rigour. The mathematics units are theoretically based and prepare students for higher order mathematical thinking at a university level. The science units in the course provide the underpinning skills required to undertake further study at a university or equivalent. They include knowledge acquisition and skills for undertaking scientific experimentation and research.
The English units in the course have a literary focus. Skills developed include literary analysis, critical thinking, ability to effectively interact with the media, and language analysis skills required for tertiary study. The units prepare students to undertake academic essay writing, presentations, critical reading, and the ability to engage with academic texts and literature.
This qualification seeks to provide opportunities for people who have been educationally disadvantaged, workers seeking advancement or career change, and people seeking access to higher VET or university studies, particularly in STEM related courses. These training needs cannot be met by any current training package qualifications.
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)
- 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 for 1-5 days a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
You may be eligible for a concession and/or exemption. This will be confirmed during the enrolment process.Incidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
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.
|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|
|ECSLRN401||Develop academic learning skills|
|TPCEGL004||Critically examine literary texts 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|
|TPCHMN005||Analyse influences on political change|
|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|
|TPCSCN002||Investigate the chemical nature of matter|
|TPCSCN003||Investigate physics concepts|
|TPCSCN005||Analyse biological processes|
|TPCSCN006||Analyse and apply chemical processes|
|TPCSCN007||Analyse physics phenomena in mechanics and electromagnetism|
|TPCSCN008||Analyse health issues in a global context|
|TPCSTT001||Solve statistical problems using data analysis and probability|
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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