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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

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

Location – Wollongong

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11 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.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • USI Number (Unique Student Identification) available from usi.gov.au
  • to be 15 years or older at enrolment
  • if under 17 years students must complete Raised School Leaving Age documentation (RSLA) documentation available from their leaving High School/ or have completed Year 10 equivalent.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 11 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including comprehensive content research and knowledge development. Required activities include review of class work, writing of case studies, completion of practise 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.

Classes are 2 hours in duration. In Semester 2, 2020 classes will occur between the hours of 9.00am and 3:30pm, Monday and Thursday for a total of 10 hours. Classess will mostly be face to face, subject to appropraite WHS measures and social distancing and some classes will include online components via a Moodle or online delivery method. In 2021 the timetable will change and classes will occur between the hours of 9.00am and 3:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In 2021 you will need to attend a total of 8 hours per week in semester 1 and 16 hours per week in semester. Attendance times may vary within these hours depending on your chosen electives.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who wish to improve their ATAR score or those wishing to complete Years 11 and 12 equivalent (Certificate IV) with an ATAR. This course prepares students for further study and University.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • Multicultural Support
  • Student Support
  • Student Support (Aboriginal Identified)

Students who are enrolled in the course are able to access the support listed above.
Additional local support is provided through study centres, counselling, Disability Consultants, Online learning resources and support and individual learner support, as required.

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 Monday 9.00am to 3.30pm and Thursday 9.00am to1.00pm. Attendance times may vary within these hours depending on your chosen electives.

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

This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.

Students require basic stationery and a USB.

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
TPCEGL001 Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
TPCEGL002 Apply critical language and research skills for further study purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
TPCMTH003 Solve mathematical problems using monetary and spatial calculations
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
TPCSCN008 Analyse health issues in a global context
TPCSCN005 Analyse biological processes
TPCHMN005 Analyse influences on political change
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCEGL004 Critically examine literary texts for further study purposes
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCHMN001 Assess contemporary Australian social perspectives
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCSCN004 Investigate the nature and functioning of ecosystems
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems

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

Wollongong
Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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