Offering Info

Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths

  • TAFE NSW code: 900-11041MV01-22GOS-003

Location – Gosford


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

01 Aug 2022

Study Commitment

4 Hours per week


14 weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths prepares you for the recruitment process into the Australian Defence Force. Learn foundational maths skills that are directly relevant to working with the ADF.This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Conduct scientific experiments in electricity and matter
  • Conduct introductory chemistry experiments
  • Use scientific aspects of workplace health and safety


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration and teamwork abilities
  • Initiative and adaptability
  • Integrity and emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths, which will give you the numeracy skills needed as a new recruit to the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
  • A strong pathway to a range of study and career opportunities


Take your study to the next level with:

  • The Certificate II in Further Study Skills
  • Apprenticeships in trades with the Australian Defence Force
  • Degree options at the Australian Defence Force Academy or through the Defence University Sponsorship program

**Career opportunities:

** Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for entry into the ADF, where you can do further training in:

  • Combat
  • Trades: plumbing, carpentry, automotive mechanics, cookery
  • Professions: medicine, dentistry, law, engineering, science


A historic $200 billion is being invested by the Australian Government to modernise Australia's defence capability until 2026, securing our nation while strengthening our defence industry and creating Australian jobs.

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 entry requirements for this Statement of Attainment.


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.


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.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 4 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days a week for 14 weeks.

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
  • 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.

This course is currently scheduled for 2 days a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


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 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
NAT11041009 Apply mathematical calculations in personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041010 Use and apply ratios, rates and proportions in personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041011 Estimate, measure and calculate measurements personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041012 Use geometry to draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041013 Collect, organise and interpret statistical data personal, educational or vocational contexts
NAT11041014 Use routine formulas and algebraic expressions personal, educational or vocational contexts

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

This short course contains the Maths units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).Note: general entry into the ADF requires English and Math units; trades entry.

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

Phone 131 601

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