Tertiary Preparation

About the Course

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation is a Year 12 equivalent qualification with an emphasis on skill-based learning as well as discipline-specific content.

It is a recognised tertiary entry qualification by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), NSW universities and some interstate universities.

In addition, for Western Sydney University applicants, TPC graduates gaining TES scores of 168 out of 300 or above have guaranteed entry into many bachelor degree programs. Please go to http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/tertiaryeducationpathwaysandpartnerships/home/pathways_available/tertiary_preparation_certificate_tafensw for more information.

Also, for Charles Sturt University applicants, TPC graduates gaining TES scores of 157 out of 300 or above have guaranteed entry into many bachelor degree programs. Please go to http://www.csu.edu.au/for/tafe-students1/credit/guaranteed-entry-for-tafe-graduates for more information.

For other university entry, please contact the university for further details.

Qualification Certificate IV
National Code 10224NAT
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

Certificate III or equivalent skills and knowledge.

Further Study

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to huge range of vocational qualifications at TAFE or entry to university.

This course may lead to a career in the Australian Defence Forces or employment
requiring a Year 12 equivalent qualification.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: 10224NAT-01V03-18WCN-001

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Part time

This course is fully subsidised. This course is offered online with tutorials available in some colleges.

Course length: 20 hours per week for 35 Weeks

What will I pay?

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.