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10765NAT | 0100586

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$45
Concession
$855
Subsidised
$985
Full Fee
$4,555 - $5,035
International
$7,200

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.

What can I do?

  • Further Study Pathway
  • University Pathway
  • University Admission

Course outcome:

10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

JobTrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $45 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Study your way

We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you.

What you will study

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • ATPALS001
    Apply academic learning skills
    UNIT CODE :
    ATPALS001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply academic learning skills

  • UNIT CODE
  • ATPALS002
    Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argument
    UNIT CODE :
    ATPALS002
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argument

  • UNIT CODE
  • ATPPRE001
    Plan and prepare for study
    UNIT CODE :
    ATPPRE001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and prepare for study

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $5,035
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $45
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 workshops plus online study - Biology Specialisation only
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
  • Concession: $855
  • Subsidised: $985
  • Full fee: $4,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $7,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $7,200

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Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (10765NAT)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying

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:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course; 
  • 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; and
  • 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.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

Online Delivery - Biology Stream 
If you've enrolled into the Biology Stream specialisation, you'll be required to attend two face to face workshops and one field trip, both located in the Toowoomba area.

Please note: attendance at these workshops are compulsory and non-negotiable.

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.

Pathways

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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course 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.

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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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