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Offering Info

Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study

  • National Course Code: 10769NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10769NAT-01V01-20ARM-020

Location – Armidale

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Anytime

Hours Per Week

13.3

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

This course is intended to provide learners with the following educational outcomes:

  • a pathway to, and articulation into, Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
  • equivalent qualification to school Year 11
  • entry to further study in the Vocational Education and Training sector
  • entry to careers requiring a Year 11 equivalent qualification
  • research and high level written skills
  • critical thinking and academic learning skills
  • eLearning skills to engage with a range of technologies
  • preparation for further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics vocational areas.

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.

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Entrants benefit from language and literacy levels of ACSF 3 and above, which are sufficient to interpret increasingly complex and unfamiliar documents, analyse texts and prepare written communications.

Students who have completed Year 10 at high school or have completed any Certificate II course are eligible to apply to enrol into the Cert III in Pathways to Further Study.
Students who have started the Higher School Certificate at school, but have not completed, will find this course a suitable alternative to Year 11.
Students complete a diagnostic assessment (BKSB) and an interview before being accepted into the course to ensure they have the requisite level of English language skills at Certificate II level or higher to successfully complete the course.

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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 13.3 hours of class, over 3-4 days a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours 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.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for adult learners who want to develop the skills to overcome barriers and provide access to a Year 12 equivalency course and further academic study. 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.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Counsellors
  • LLN Specialists
  • Disability Support Officers
  • Career Guidance Officer
  • Student Services Officers
  • Teaching Support
  • Library services
  • Disability and Aboriginal tutorial/learning support and disability equipment request 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

This course is currently scheduled between Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
FSKNUM21 Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
PFSEGL001 Research and write academic text
TPCEGL001 Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
FSKNUM30 Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work
FSKOCM06 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
PFSEGL002 Explore textual forms in the arts
PFSHMN001 Examine factors influencing Australian society
PFSHMN002 Examine perspectives on issues in Australian society
PFSHMN003 Examine human rights and social justice in Australia
PFSHMN004 Examine international human rights issues
PFSMTH001 Solve measurement, geometry and trigonometry problems
PFSMTH002 Solve algebra and number plane problems
PFSMTH003 Solve advanced algebraic and Cartesian Plane problems
PFSMTH004 Solve exponential, logarithmic and advanced trigonometric problems

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

This course may provide entry to careers requiring a Year 11 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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Course Location

Armidale
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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