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Life takes many twists and turns and people often find themselves thinking about furthering their education many years after leaving school.  If you’re ready to take on tertiary education but are not sure where to start our Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation is the course for you.  You will learn, (or be reminded of) essential study skills including time management, problem solving, research, assignment writing, exam strategies and oral presentations.

This programme is designed mainly as a pathway to university undergraduate courses or further tertiary education studies at Diploma / Advanced Diploma levels and is recognised as a means for direct entry to a number of qualifications at universities and tertiary education providers.

This qualification is designed to develop appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes for adult learners to access tertiary education and prepare for the rigours of tertiary level study. It is intended to provide the following general education outcomes:

  • Life-long learning skills
  • Skills to use information communication technology
  • Higher order literacy and numeracy skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Foundation knowledge and skills in a variety of specific fields of study which will vary according to the electives chosen

Topics include:

  • Language and Learning Skills
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Human Movement
  • Pure Mathematics

A range of assessment methods are used to assess competence, and assessments may be designed against specific requirements of a single unit, or a cluster of units (using a holistic approach). Students are assessed formatively on course work, assignments in progress, completion of workbooks and tests throughout delivery and summatively through formal examinations, with written questions and observations. The focus on formative assessment is to provide the student with an indication of their progress, identify areas that require additional attention and support them for the preparation of summative assessment. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

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DURATION

Full time: 6 months

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COST

  • Full Fee $4,100
  • Subsidised $1,499.85
  • Concession $850.05

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Chris Jozy

Learning is a lifelong experience.

Despite gaining experience as a business owner in America for 17 years, I always felt regret in not having completed formal tertiary education when I had left school. Therefore, upon my return to Australia, I enrolled to study at TAFE Gold Coast where I was able to prove to myself that I didn't need to be 18 years old to make a positive change in my life, whilst securing my pathway into an engineering degree at university.

Chris Jozy
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 29 Jan 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

TAFE Queensland requires the following entry requirements to be met:

  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or turn 18 years of age within 6 months, except in special circumstances determined at the discretion of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) authority.
  • The RTO may choose to assess an applicant’s literacy and numeracy skills and recommend formative preparatory units before students commence classes.
  • If undertaking the Chemistry or Pure Mathematics units it is recommended to have completed Year 10 level mathematics.
  • It is also recommended that learners with limited computing skills and knowledge enrol in ATPCOM401A - Use software to create academic documents, presentations and spread sheets.
  • To access Higher Level Skills funding for this course the prospective student must meet all subsidy eligibility.
  • After enrolment, all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.

This programme has the following pre-requisites:

  • for ATPALS402A the prerequisite is ATPALS401A
  • for ATPCHE402A the prerequisite is ATPCHE401A
  • for ATPCHE403A the prerequisite is ATPCHE401A
  • for ATPCOM402A the prerequisite is ATPCOM401A
  • for ATPPMA402A the prerequisite is ATPPMA401A
  • for ATPPMA403A the prerequisite is ATPPMA401A
  • for ATPGMA402A the prerequisite is ATPGMA401A

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

Textbooks are required for Mathematics (General), Pure Mathematics and Chemistry.

Timetable

Classes are scheduled face-to-face over 5 days from Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.30pm at Southport for 6 months. Students attend 2 to 5 days depending on their subject selection. Orientation is compulsory.

Units

To achieve the qualification 10397NAT Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation the learner must complete three (3) core units and six (6) elective units.  Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) specialisations, one of which is the Language and Learning specialisation, completed upon achievement of the core units ATPALS401A and ATPALS402A.  The remaining 6 elective units may be completed in any of the combinations below:

  • Two specialisations which require the completion of 3 elective units, such as Pure Mathematics and Chemistry specialisations
  • Three specialisations which require the completion of 2 elective units
  • Two specialisations which require the completion of 2 elective units and two other elective units from any other specialisation.
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study Core Preparation 1
ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections Core Language/Learning 1
ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches Core Language/Learning 2
ATPCOM401A Use software to create academic documents, presentations and spreadsheets Elective Computing 1
ATPCOM402A Use advanced computer technology skills to research online and create complex academic documents Elective Computing 2
ATPHUM401A Apply knowledge of the skeletal, muscular and articular systems to human movement applications Elective Human Movement 1
ATPHUM402A Apply knowledge of body systems and energy pathways to health maintenance and physical training Elective Human Movement 2
ATPPMA403A Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus Elective Pure Mathematics (Science)
ATPPMA402A Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions Elective Pure Mathematics (Science)
ATPPMA401A Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra Elective Pure Mathematics (Science)
ATPGMA401A Use and apply mathematics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics 1
ATPGMA402A Use and apply financial mathematics, probability and statistics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics 2
ATPCHE402A Apply theory relating to thermochemistry, kinetics and equilibrium to chemical systems Elective Chemistry (Science)
ATPCHE401A Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry Elective Chemistry (Science)
ATPCHE403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry Elective Chemistry (Science)
ATPENV401A Identify and investigate human impact on ecosystems and resources Elective Environmental Studies 1
ATPENV402A Analyse and mitigate the environmental impact of human needs and wants Elective Environmental Studies 2
ATPANC401A Investigate, analyse and evaluate archaeology and ancient civilisations Elective Ancient Civilisations 1
ATPANC402A Identify and investigate societal groups and ideas in ancient civilisations Elective Ancient Civilisations 2

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

General 1 and 2 Units (Cores and Electives)
Subsidised - Concession $94.45 per unit
Subsidised - Non-concession $166.80 per unit
Fee for Service - $455.60 per unit

Science Units (Electives)
Subsidised - Concession $94.45 per unit
Subsidised - Non-concession $166.65 per unit
Fee for Service - $455.60 per unit

Total cost for 9 units
Subsidised - Concession $850.05
Subsidised - Non-concession $1499.85
Fee for Service $4100.00

All costs are approximate.  Fees will vary depending on the units selected. Students must complete 9 units to be eligible for the Certificate IV.

$4,100

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional costs

Students are required to purchase textbooks for some units.

Outcome

Graduates of this certificate are well equipped to succeed in tertiary study at TAFE or at a university in Queensland.  However, each tertiary institution determines its own entry requirements and prior to your enrolment into the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation you should check with your intended institution to determine whether they accept this certificate and to determine that your chosen subjects are the most appropriate for your career.  This is essential if you plan to study interstate.

Job prospects

  • Year 11 & 12 Equivalent

University pathways

A course with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast can be a great path to university. In many cases, you can save up to one year from your university qualification.

Read our University Pathways guide to learn all about it.

Chris Jozy

Learning is a lifelong experience.

Despite gaining experience as a business owner in America for 17 years, I always felt regret in not having completed formal tertiary education when I had left school. Therefore, upon my return to Australia, I enrolled to study at TAFE Gold Coast where I was able to prove to myself that I didn't need to be 18 years old to make a positive change in my life, whilst securing my pathway into an engineering degree at university.

Chris Jozy
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 14 July 2017

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