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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

  • National Course Code: 10767NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10767NAT-01V01-21ULT-202

Location – Ultimo, Main Campus

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.5 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • 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:

  • Year 10 or Certificate II or equivalent skills and knowledge for entry. During the information session students are required to attend an interview for subject selection. Students must also complete an English screen to assess individual needs and to determine course suitability.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To attend your timetabled classes, participate fully in the course and complete set assessments.

Your timetable will depend on the subjects selected at the information session and will be confirmed by your teacher. Students may choose to study a combination of day and evening classes to meet their needs.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 15 July 2021 5.00pm to 7.00pm For our online information session for new students starting this semester, click on this link below: https://bit.ly/3r1glGI

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part time Day, Blended course for 72 weeks.

You may also be required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including activities include reviewing classwork, research, exam preparation, and preparation of assessments and study time.



IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are school leavers, high school equivalent leavers that need different subjects and mature-age students wishing to gain or improve their knowledge of a variety of subjects in preparation for university or higher level TAFE studies.
  • The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation is a fully subsidised course for eligible applicants.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Part Time students may attend over 1-2 days per week depending upon chosen individual learning plan. Students may choose to study a combination of day and evening classes to meet their needs. . 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 and Study Centre with subject experts
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.
Email: tpc.ultimo@tafensw.edu.au for further information on TPC at Ultimo, or to express an interest at the information sessions.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Students may attend approximately 4-8 hours of classes a week over 1-2 days per week depending upon your individual learning plan.

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

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Students are to provide basic stationery supplies, and a Scientific Calculator (if Maths is studied) to successfully complete this course.
  • This course is fully subsidised for eligible applicants.

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
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
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
TPCEGL002 Apply critical language and research skills for further study purposes
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
Elective Units
Number Title
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
TPCMTH002 Apply advanced algebra and trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms to solve problems
TPCSCN003 Investigate physics concepts
TPCSTT001 Solve statistical problems using data analysis and probability
PFSSCN001 Conduct scientific investigations into human body systems
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCEGL005 Critically analyse film and media for further study purposes
TPCMTH003 Solve mathematical problems using monetary and spatial calculations
TPCMTH004 Solve applied mathematical problems using calculus techniques
TPCSCN008 Analyse health issues in a global context
ECSCRT401 Apply critical thinking to workplace problems and academic study
ECSCRT402 Examine ethical practices for study
ECSLRN401 Develop academic learning skills
ECSLRN403 Participate in academic group research
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCSCN002 Investigate the chemical nature of matter
TPCEGL004 Critically examine literary texts for further study purposes
TPCMTH005 Solve problems using highly complex mathematical methods
TPCSCN005 Analyse biological processes
TPCSCN006 Analyse and apply chemical processes
TPCSCN007 Analyse physics phenomena in mechanics and electromagnetism
TPCSTT002 Solve applied problems using inferential statistics
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
TPCMTH002 Apply advanced algebra and trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms to solve problems
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCSCN002 Investigate the chemical nature of matter
TPCSCN003 Investigate physics concepts
TPCSTT001 Solve statistical problems using data analysis and probability
PFSSCN001 Conduct scientific investigations into human body systems
TPCEGL005 Critically analyse film and media for further study purposes
TPCHMN004 Analyse historical concepts and issues in context
TPCMTH003 Solve mathematical problems using monetary and spatial calculations
TPCMTH004 Solve applied mathematical problems using calculus techniques
TPCSCN008 Analyse health issues in a global context
ECSCRT401 Apply critical thinking to workplace problems and academic study
ECSCRT402 Examine ethical practices for study
ECSLRN401 Develop academic learning skills
ECSLRN403 Participate in academic group research
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
TPCHMN002 Examine human rights issues, breaches and responses in Australian and international contexts
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
TPCMTH001 Apply mensuration, algebra and trigonometry skills to solve problems
TPCMTH002 Apply advanced algebra and trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms to solve problems
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art for further study purposes
TPCSCN002 Investigate the chemical nature of matter
TPCSCN001 Investigate biological processes
TPCSCN003 Investigate physics concepts
TPCEGL003 Critically interpret forms of creative art 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

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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