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Offering Info

Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study

  • National Course Code: 10769NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10769NAT-01V01-20ARM-026

Location – Armidale

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

9.2 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study is a Year 11 equivalent course, designed to give you the academic know-how and practice for higher level study. You will learn the essential skills employers are looking for and be able to take the next step toward your study goals.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Write in an academic manner
  • Set goals and manage your time
  • Research efficiently
  • Undertake scientific experiments
  • A variety of technology
  • Complete general and/or advanced mathematics

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes needed to get ahead:

  • Good problem solving skills
  • The ability to work alone and in groups
  • Great communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level (Year 11 Equivalent)
  • Strong pathways to continued study

GROW YOUR CAREER

You can continue on your educational journey with:

  • Entry into an apprenticeship of your choice
  • Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
  • Further vocational study at Certificate IV and above
  • Entry into Tertiary education (upon completion of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation)

Career outcomes and job roles

  • Employment in careers that require a Certificate III or Year 11 equivalent

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australian employers are looking for people who offer academic writing, reading, math and technology skills. They are also seeking skills that include creativity, teamwork, self-management, critical thinking and communication. The Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study equips you with the tools to meet these demands and excel.

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 make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to:

  • Complete a literacy and numeracy assessment, achieving Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 or above, and
  • Participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have good communication skills
  • Want to improve your literacy and numeracy skills so you can pursue further study
  • Have the ability to attend class on a weekly basis

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 have completion of the TPC Literacy and Numeracy screening, participation in an interview and completion of a writing task.

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 9.2 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours required activities include private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.

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)
  • 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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday 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.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

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
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
FSKNUM30 Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work
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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