Never stop learning
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
- Language and Learning Skills
- Ancient Civilisations
- 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
Gold Coast - Southport
Full time: 6 months
- Full Fee $4,100
- Subsidised $1,499.85
- Concession $850.05
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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.
A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.