Duration:
0.5 years full time or longer for part time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
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Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to successfully transition into tertiary education and training pathways.

The program is designed to develop your skills in the following areas:

  • academic reading, writing and research skills
  • problem solving
  • planning and organising
  • collaborative learning
  • team work.

These skills are taught with an emphasis on their application in a higher education or vocational education context, to enhance your further study prospects.

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Careers

Completion of the course enables a range of study pathways, including:

  • vocational study at the same or higher Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level
  • higher education undergraduate courses.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

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Course structure

To be awarded 22313VIC Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, comprising of:

  • five (5) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units of which:
  • units may be selected from the 22313VIC Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation qualification and/or;
  • units first packaged in any other endorsed training package or other accredited curricula.

Note: units imported from endorsed training packages or other curricula must:

  • reflect the needs of the learner;
  • reflect the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification, and;
  • support the intent of this qualification.

The purpose of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation is to assist entry to VET and Higher Education courses across a range of disciplines. The term ‘Tertiary Studies’ as used within the context of this course refers to both higher education undergraduate study and higher level vocational (VET) courses of study. Such courses of study have their own entry requirements and this course is not intended to either replace those requirements or to guarantee access to individual courses of study. However, in undertaking this course students will be better prepared for future training and education options.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Applicants are best placed to successfully undertake this qualification if they have language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information. Apply direct to VU

Already a VU student?

If you are already a VU student, apply direct to VU using our Admissions centre to transfer into this course. Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

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  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

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