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An ideal qualification for those who've been away from formal education for several years, this course will prepare you for studying in an Australian tertiary institution. Our supportive teachers will help you expand your reading, writing and numeracy skills; teach you fundamental computer skills; and help build your confidence. Learn how to plan, research and present academic arguments in writing and speeches; develop time management and problem solving skills; and gain useful exam strategies. You'll graduate with the confidence to tackle tertiary assessments with ease and a clear knowledge of expectations. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport, South Bank

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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.



Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 22/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020
Southport, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

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

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations;

  • Some units will require textbooks
  • Scientific calculator (depending on subject selection)

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Important Information

This program is not designed to replace senior studies year 11 & 12, but to help contribute to overall ranking and assist with increasing entry requirements for further studies at TAFE and University.

Units

To achieve the qualification 10397NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation, students must complete three (3) core units and six (6) elective units.

​The three core units are:

  • ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study (which should be completed at the commencement of the course)
  • ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections
  • ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches.

The remaining six elective units may be completed in any of the following combinations:

  • Two specialisations which require the completion of 3 elective units, such as Mathematics (Pure), Chemistry or Physics specialisations
  • Three specialisations which required 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

A range of assessment methods are used to assess competence, and assessment 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 summative through formal examinations, with written questions and observations.

South Bank, Brisbane

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study Core
ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections Core
ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches Core
ATPHIS401A Apply historical methodology to the analysis of events, issues and concepts of Modern History Elective Modern History Studies
ATPHIS402A Apply historical methodology to analyse historical issues and events of the 20th and 21st centuries Elective Modern History Studies
ATPPHY401A Demonstrate the application of measurement, wave motion, optics and electricity theory in physics Elective Physics
ATPPHY402A Demonstrate the application of kinematics, dynamics and gravitational forces in physics Elective Physics
ATPPHY403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electronics, magnetism and nuclear physics Elective Physics
ATPLEG401A Apply the legal principles of Commonwealth and State Criminal Law to legal problems Elective Legal Studies
ATPLEG402A Apply the principles of Australian civil, tort and contemporary law to legal problems Elective Legal Studies
ATPGMA401A Use and apply mathematics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics
ATPGMA402A Use and apply financial mathematics, probability and statistics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics
ATPPMA401A Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra Elective Pure Mathematics
ATPPMA402A Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions Elective Pure Mathematics
ATPPMA403A Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus Elective Pure Mathematics
ATPPSY401A Apply contemporary approaches and knowledge of biological influences to understand human psychology Elective Psychology
ATPPSY402A Apply theories relating to development, behaviour and society to understand human psychology Elective Psychology
ATPFAM401A Apply theory and practices of good nutrition to promote health in individuals, families and society Elective Family and Consumer Studies
ATPFAM402A Apply concepts of family and culture to understand family relationships in contemporary society Elective Family and Consumer Studies
ATPFAM403A Apply knowledge of the living environment and its impact on individuals, families and society Elective Family and Consumer Studies
ATPBIO401A Apply theory relating to organisms, their cells and physiology, and scientific method in Biology Elective Biology
ATPBIO402A Apply theory relating to ecology, classification, genetics and evolution and in Biology Elective Biology
ATPSOC401A Analyse and evaluate the historical development of Australian society, culture and identify Elective Australian Society
ATPSOC402A Analyse and evaluate political and contemporary social issues in Australian society Elective Australian Society
ATPCHE401A Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry Elective Chemistry
ATPCHE402A Apply theory relating to thermochemistry, kinetics and equilibrium to chemical systems Elective Chemistry
ATPCHE403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry Elective Chemistry
ATPENV401A Identify and investigate human impact on ecosystems and resources Elective Environmental Studies
ATPENV402A Analyse and mitigate the environmental impact of human needs and wants Elective Environmental Studies
ATPCOM401A Use software to create academic documents, presentations and spreadsheets Elective Computing
ATPCOM402A Use advanced computer technology skills to research online and create complex academic documents Elective Computing
ATPRES401A Conduct an individual academic research project Elective Research

Southport, Gold Coast

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study Core Preparation
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 1
ATPENV402A Analyse and mitigate the environmental impact of human needs and wants Elective Environmental 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

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $7,000 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $7,000 6 Months

Outcome

10397NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation 081849B

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University
  • Year 11 & 12 Equivalent

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 31 July 2017

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