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  • 10765NAT
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Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

At a glance

At a glance

Take the leap into further tertiary study. This course is ideal for people who have been away from formal education for several years looking to learn and develop essential study skills.

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  • University Admission
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10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself apart from the crowd and gain specialised skills and knowledge required to enter into an undergraduate tertiary course.

Whether you are looking to gain entry to university via an alternate pathway or increase your Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) ranking, this course will equip you with life-long learning skills specific to tertiary education.

This course is recognised by Queensland universities as a high-quality academic pathway and is facilitated by industry recognised, expert teaching staff. You will develop a broad range of skills relevant to tertiary education including advanced literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills, time management, problem solving, mathematics, research and assignment writing skills, exam strategies and seminar presentation skills. Take your pick of the many electives in biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics, legal or physics.

Recognised as a Year 12 alternative, you will be able to apply to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for a ranking on completion, gaining access to university or other tertiary education institutions.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

For Darling Downs and South West or Online enrolments, it is advised that at least 2 specialisations be undertaken.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
ATPPRE001
Plan and prepare for study
ATPALS001
Apply academic learning skills
ATPALS002
Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argument

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
ATPANC001
Investigate archaeology and ancient civilisations
ATPANC002
Analyse ancient and classical civilisations
ATPCHE001
Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry
ATPCHE002
Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice
ATPCHE003
Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry
ATPENV001
Investigate human impact on ecosystems and the environment
ATPENV002
Analyse impact of human needs and wants on the environment
ATPGMA001
Apply general mathematics in real world contexts
ATPGMA002
Apply statistical and algebraic theory in real world contexts
ATPPMA001
Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra
ATPPMA002
Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions
ATPPMA003
Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus
ATPHIS001
Investigate events and concepts in modern history
ATPHIS002
Analyse world events in modern history
ATPRES001
Conduct an academic research project
Greater Brisbane
ATPPMA001
Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra
ATPPMA002
Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions
ATPPMA003
Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus
ATPPHY001
Demonstrate the application of motion and force to physics problems
ATPPHY002
Demonstrate the application of mechanics and optics to physics problems
ATPPHY003
Demonstrate the application of theory to electromagnetism and nuclear physics problems
ATPCHE001
Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry
ATPCHE002
Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice
ATPCHE003
Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry
ATPBIO001
Apply science inquiry to solve biology problems relating to cells and multicellular organisms
ATPBIO002
Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biology
ATPGMA001
Apply general mathematics in real world contexts
ATPGMA002
Apply statistical and algebraic theory in real world contexts
ATPPSY001
Investigate psychology using science inquiry methodology
ATPPSY002
Investigate individual thinking and social psychology
ATPLEG001
Understand criminal law foundations
ATPLEG002
Understand civil law foundations
ATPHIS001
Investigate events and concepts in modern history
ATPHIS002
Analyse world events in modern history
ATPANC001
Investigate archaeology and ancient civilisations
ATPANC002
Analyse ancient and classical civilisations
ATPENV001
Investigate human impact on ecosystems and the environment
ATPENV002
Analyse impact of human needs and wants on the environment
ATPRES001
Conduct an academic research project
Darling Downs and South West / Online
ATPGMA001
Apply general mathematics in real world contexts General Maths Specialisation
ATPGMA002
Apply statistical and algebraic theory in real world contexts General Maths Specialisation
ATPPMA001
Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra Pure Maths Specialisation
ATPPMA002
Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions Pure Maths Specialisation
ATPPMA003
Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus Pure Maths Specialisation
ATPLEG001
Understand criminal law foundations Legal Studies Specialisation
ATPLEG002
Understand civil law foundations Legal Studies Specialisation
ATPPSY001
Investigate psychology using science inquiry methodology Psychology Specialisation
ATPPSY002
Investigate individual thinking and social psychology Psychology Specialisation
ATPBIO002
Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biology Biology Specialisation
ATPBIO001
Apply science inquiry to solve biology problems relating to cells and multicellular organisms Biology Specialisation

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:-

  • you must be a minimum of 18 years of age or be turning 18 within the first semester of study.
  • you may be required to attend an interview with a teacher that includes a literacy and numeracy assessment, prior to enrolment.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • Learners entering this course must be at least 18 years of age
  • 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.

Resources required

It is recommended that you 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 use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland