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Get prepared for tertiary study

Get the marks you need to gain entry to university with this intensive course will teach you to plan, research and present academic arguments in writing and speeches. Take your pick of the many electives in biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics, legal or physics. You will gain the skills needed for successful tertiary study including time management, problem solving, research and assignment writing, as well as exam and seminar presentation strategies.

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation can achieve a rank between 74 (OP 12 equivalent) and 91 (OP 4 equivalent), and even as high as 98 (OP 2 equivalent) if students sit QTAC’s Special Tertiary Admissions Test. Griffith University accepts direct entry enrolments from ATP graduates into many of its courses.

There are a range of scholarships and bursaries available to ATP students to help ease the cost of study, tests and QTAC applications. See the ‘Course details’ tab for more information. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Caboolture, Loganlea, South Bank

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DURATION

Full time: 6 months / up to 5 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $4,185
  • Subsidised $1,521
  • Concession $855

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Rebecca Brady

TAFE's flexibility was critical to my success

"I wanted to pursue a career as a speech pathologist, but with a 16-year gap in my education and a busy lifestyle, I couldn't see any way to achieve it. I needed a study option that could work around my role as a mum of four and carer to my husband. Adult tertiary preparation (ATP) was that option. The part-time mode gave me flexibility without sacrificing learning momentum or connection with fellow students, which were both critical to my success. ATP propelled my career dream into reality."

Rebecca Brady
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Choose TAFE as your training partner

TAFE Queensland Brisbane can teach you all of these skills and show you how to impart your knowledge so that it is easily understood. We can also teach you how to implement structured training and assessment programs in both a workplace and classroom setting.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Caboolture 22 Jan 2018 Part time / day-time classes Classroom
22 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
Loganlea 22 Jan 2018 Part time / day-time classes Classroom
22 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom
South Bank 22 Jan 2018 Part time / day-time classes Classroom
22 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • Learners entering this course must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Sound skills in Literacy and or Numeracy are required;
  • Students studying Science units at Loganlea will be required to attend TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank campus for some sessions.

Location/s

Caboolture
Tallon St
Caboolture QLD 4510

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

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.

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

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

To complete this qualification nine units of competency are required in a particular order:

  • The 3 core units are:
    • ATPPRE401A Plan and prepare for study
    • ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections
    • ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches.
       
  • 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 require 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.
Core units - please complete all 3 units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ATPRES401A Conduct an individual academic research project Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$4,185

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$1,521

SUBSIDISED

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$855

CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

10397NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University

Rebecca Brady

TAFE's flexibility was critical to my success

"I wanted to pursue a career as a speech pathologist, but with a 16-year gap in my education and a busy lifestyle, I couldn't see any way to achieve it. I needed a study option that could work around my role as a mum of four and carer to my husband. Adult tertiary preparation (ATP) was that option. The part-time mode gave me flexibility without sacrificing learning momentum or connection with fellow students, which were both critical to my success. ATP propelled my career dream into reality."

Rebecca Brady
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

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.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 7 November 2017

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