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Offering Info

Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study

  • National Course Code: 10769NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10769NAT-01V01-20NEW-367

Location – Newcastle

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

24.5

Duration

18 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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have: - An above ACSF Level 3 or working within that level otherwise entry may not be granted. TAFE NSW requires that you undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy screening through an RUReady test, participate in an interview and complete a writing task. This process determines whether you have the level of skills and knowledge required to complete the course in the required timeframe ensuring that this course is an appropriate pathway for you. Students demonstrating lower level skills will be redirected to more appropriate pathways such as 10591NAT Certificate II in Further Study Skills.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

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: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building F, Level 2, Room 19
Or
Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building F, Level 2, Room 19

STUDY COMMITMENT
This is a full time day 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 private 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 The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) 3 and above, which are sufficient to interpret increasingly complex and unfamiliar documents, analyse texts and prepare written communications.

    Certificate III in Pathways to Further Study is a Year 11 equivalent course and as such achievement of Year 10 is a suitable access point but not required.

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
  • Scholarships
  • 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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 2.30pm. 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

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
FSKNUM21 Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
TPCEGL001 Produce written and spoken texts for further study purposes
PFSEGL001 Research and write academic text
FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
Elective Units
Number Title
PFSSCN005 Analyse chemical reactions and the utilisation of materials
FSKLRG12 Apply strategies to plan and manage complex workplace tasks
FSKLRG13 Apply strategies to respond to complex workplace problems
PFSSCN007 Conduct physics investigations into electricity, magnetism and radioactive elements
PFSSCN006 Conduct physics investigations into energy
PFSHMN001 Examine factors influencing Australian society
PFSHMN002 Examine perspectives on issues in Australian society
PFSSCN003 Investigate biological diversity
PFSSCN004 Investigate rearrangements of atoms and the structure and properties of matter
PFSSCN002 Investigate structure and function in biology
FSKLRG15 Manage own work-related learning
FSKLRG14 Manage strategies for career progression
PFSMTH003 Solve advanced algebraic and Cartesian Plane problems
PFSMTH002 Solve algebra and number plane problems
PFSMTH004 Solve exponential, logarithmic and advanced trigonometric problems
PFSMTH001 Solve measurement, geometry and trigonometry problems
FSKNUM30 Use common functions of a scientific calculator for work

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

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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