22582VIC Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

VU course code: 22582VIC | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time
Face to Face with eLearning
Footscray Park


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

Develop the knowledge and skills required for successful transition into further study within vocational education and training pathways or higher education.

Upon completion of this course you will have gained knowledge and skills in:

  • problem solving and applying analytical and critical thinking
  • the features and structures of academic writing
  • using search engines and data bases for specific disciplines
  • planning, preparing, organising and making formal presentations
  • collaborative learning and team work skills, such as participating in group academic projects and engaging in online learning
  • independent learning.

Set yourself up for success in further study with the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation 22582VIC.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22582VIC Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation, a total of ten (10) units of competency must be achieved, comprising of:

- Five (5) core units, and; - Five (5) elective units, listed in the Curriculum Package

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




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.