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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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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.



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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.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

081849B South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

082168G Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
13/07/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: 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.

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

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Some units will require textbooks and/or a scientific calculator depending on subject selection.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

Textbooks are required for Mathematics (General), Pure Mathematics and Chemistry.

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.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. Some courses (for example Diploma of Nursing) require evidence of vaccinations, police checks and a blue card prior to the commencement of vocational placement.

If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare for your placement. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

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

TAFE Queensland Brisbane | South Bank

  • To complete this qualification nine units of competency are required in a particular order.
  • The 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.

Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) specialisations, one of which is the Language and Learning specialisation, completed upon achievement of the core units ATPALS401A and ATPALS402A. The remaining 6 elective units may be completed in any of the combinations below:

  • 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

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast | Southport

  • To achieve the qualification 10397NAT Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation the student must complete three (3) core units and six (6) elective units.  The minimum three (3) core specialisations include Language and Learning Skills and Plan and Prepare for Study.  The remaining 6 elective units may be completed in any of the combinations below:
  • Two specialisations which require the completion of 3 elective units, such as Mathematics (Pure) and Chemistry 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.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Core units - please complete all 3
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
Modern History Studies Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPHIS401A Apply historical methodology to the analysis of events, issues and concepts of Modern History Specialisation
ATPHIS402A Apply historical methodology to analyse historical issues and events of the 20th and 21st centuries Specialisation
Physics Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPHY401A Demonstrate the application of measurement, wave motion, optics and electricity theory in physics Specialisation
ATPPHY402A Demonstrate the application of kinematics, dynamics and gravitational forces in physics Specialisation
ATPPHY403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electronics, magnetism and nuclear physics Specialisation
Legal Studies Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPLEG401A Apply the legal principles of Commonwealth and State Criminal Law to legal problems Specialisation
ATPLEG402A Apply the principles of Australian civil, tort and contemporary law to legal problems Specialisation
General Mathematics Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPGMA401A Use and apply mathematics in real world applications Specialisation
ATPGMA402A Use and apply financial mathematics, probability and statistics in real world applications Specialisation
Pure Mathematics Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPMA401A Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra Specialisation
ATPPMA402A Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions Specialisation
ATPPMA403A Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus Specialisation
Psychology Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPPSY401A Apply contemporary approaches and knowledge of biological influences to understand human psychology Specialisation
ATPPSY402A Apply theories relating to development, behaviour and society to understand human psychology Specialisation
Family and Consumer Studies Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPFAM401A Apply theory and practices of good nutrition to promote health in individuals, families and society Specialisation
ATPFAM402A Apply concepts of family and culture to understand family relationships in contemporary society Specialisation
ATPFAM403A Apply knowledge of the living environment and its impact on individuals, families and society Specialisation
Biology Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPBIO401A Apply theory relating to organisms, their cells and physiology, and scientific method in Biology Specialisation
ATPBIO402A Apply theory relating to ecology, classification, genetics and evolution and in Biology Specialisation
Australian Society Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPSOC401A Analyse and evaluate the historical development of Australian society, culture and identify Specialisation
ATPSOC402A Analyse and evaluate political and contemporary social issues in Australian society Specialisation
Chemistry Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPCHE401A Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry Specialisation
ATPCHE402A Apply theory relating to thermochemistry, kinetics and equilibrium to chemical systems Specialisation
ATPCHE403A Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry Specialisation
Environmental Studies Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPENV401A Identify and investigate human impact on ecosystems and resources Specialisation
ATPENV402A Analyse and mitigate the environmental impact of human needs and wants Specialisation
Computing Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPCOM401A Use software to create academic documents, presentations and spreadsheets Specialisation
ATPCOM402A Use advanced computer technology skills to research online and create complex academic documents Specialisation
Research Specialisation
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPRES401A Conduct an individual academic research project Elective

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections Core Language/Learning
ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches Core Language/Learning
ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study Core Preparation
ATPANC402A Identify and investigate societal groups and ideas in ancient civilisations Elective Ancient Civilisations
ATPANC401A Investigate, analyse and evaluate archaeology and ancient civilisations Elective Ancient Civilisations
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
ATPCHE401A Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry Elective Chemistry
ATPCOM402A Use advanced computer technology skills to research online and create complex academic documents Elective Computing
ATPCOM401A Use software to create academic documents, presentations and spreadsheets Elective Computing
ATPENV402A Analyse and mitigate the environmental impact of human needs and wants Elective Environmental
ATPENV401A Identify and investigate human impact on ecosystems and resources Elective Environmental
ATPGMA402A Use and apply financial mathematics, probability and statistics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics
ATPGMA401A Use and apply mathematics in real world applications Elective General Mathematics
ATPHUM402A Apply knowledge of body systems and energy pathways to health maintenance and physical training Elective Human Movement
ATPHUM401A Apply knowledge of the skeletal, muscular and articular systems to human movement applications Elective Human Movement
ATPPMA403A Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus Elective Pure Mathematics
ATPPMA402A Solve pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions Elective Pure Mathematics
ATPPMA401A Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra Elective Pure Mathematics

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 $8,000 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $8,500 6 Months

Outcome

10397NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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:

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

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 which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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.

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

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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