Course Start Date
24.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- Fully Subsidised Course
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
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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 16.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, individual study, revision and research preparation
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Have language and literacy levels of ACSF 3 and above, in order to interpret increasingly complex and unfamiliar documents, analyse texts and prepare written communications.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
TAFE NSW requires that you undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) screening through an RUReady test, participate in an interview and complete a writing task. This process determines the level of skills and knowledge required to complete the course. Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study is a Year 11 equivalent course. Students who have not achieve the required LLN skills level will be redirected to more appropriate pathways.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support though engagement with specialist LLN teachers or identified services
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 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 1.30pm. 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?
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.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
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.
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|FSKDIG03||Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks|
|PFSEGL001||Research and write academic text|
|FSKNUM21||Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work|
|FSKLRG14||Manage strategies for career progression|
|PFSHMN001||Examine factors influencing Australian society|
|PFSMTH002||Solve algebra and number plane problems|
|PFSHMN002||Examine perspectives on issues in Australian society|
|PFSMTH001||Solve measurement, geometry and trigonometry problems|
|PFSSCN003||Investigate biological diversity|
|PFSSCN002||Investigate structure and function in biology|
|FSKNUM30||Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work|
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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