10765NAT - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation


course duration

12 months



Online throughout
the year



$4,500 for full qualification
$1,500 per 3 Unit specialisation
Subsidised training available >



Webinars &
online education



This qualification is delivered online giving you the opportunity to work and study in your own time to meet the requirements for university entry. 

Successful completion of this program will allow you to apply to QTAC for a tertiary ranking and will give you the university entrance prerequisites in English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry. You will be able to apply to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for a ranking on completion, or alternatively, you may just complete a specialised unit to meet prerequisite requirements for university.

Chemistry and Biology Laboratory Practicals are delivered face to face at our St Lucia Campus.


Who is this program for?

UQ College’s online Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP) is for anyone wanting to gain or improve their ranking in order to study at university. The CATP is recognised as a Year 12 alternative and is ideal for adults who have been absent from a formal study environment for some time.


IT requirements

Students must have access to:

  • Internet
  • Computer with webcam and microphone.




entry requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN), or to the required level
  • Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • Be a Holder of a Permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.


On successful completion of the training and assessment requirements for the three Core and six Elective specialisation units, you will receive your Record of Results and 10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation qualification issued by UQ College.


Statement of Attainment

Students who successfully complete the training and assessment requirements of a specialisation unit e.g. Chemistry (ATPCHE001,ATPCHE002, ATPCHE003) will receive a Statement of Attainment issued by UQ College. Successful completion of a specialisation unit will meet the prerequisite requirement for The University of Queensland or other universities.






Program Structure

To get full qualification, you will need to complete the training and assessment requirements for the three Core and six Elective specialisation units.

English (3 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisite
ATPPRE001 Plan and prepare for study -
ATPALS001  Apply academic learning skills -
ATPALS002  Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argument ATPALS001

General mathematics (2 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPGMA001 Solve general mathematical problems embedded in real world contexts -
ATPGMA002 Apply statistical and algebraic theory to solve general mathematical problems in real world contexts ATPGMA001

Pure mathematics (3 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPPMA001 Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra -
ATPPMA002 Solve pure mathematic problems involving statistics   and functions ATPPMA001
ATPPMA003 Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus ATPPMA001

Chemistry (3 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPCHE001 Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry -
ATPCHE002 Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice  ATPCHE001
ATPCHE003 Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry  ATPCHE001

Biology (2 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPBIO001 Apply science inquiry to solve biology problems relating  to cells and multicellular organisms -
ATPBIO002 Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biology -

Research (1 unit)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPRES001 Conduct an academic research project ATPALS001

Psychology (2 units)

Unit code Unit name Prerequisites
ATPPSY001 Investigate psychology using science inquiry methodology -
ATPPSY002 Investigate individual thinking and social psychology -




Application checklist

Documents required to enrol:


1. Photographic identification

One form of photographic identification is required as part of your enrolment.

  • For Australian and New Zealand citizens: A copy of your passport, driver’s licene, or proof of age Card
  • Holder of a Permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa:
  1. A copy of your Passport or Immigration Card, and
  2. A copy of your Visa or letter from the the Department of Home Affairs.


2. Previous Qualifications

If you have undertaken additional studies or achieved qualifications after high school, we may need to assess the qualification. You may be asked to provide your Academic Record / Certificate / Statement of Attainment with your enrolment.


3. Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number allocated to each person undertaking recognised training courses. It is now a requirement to have a USI number to receive your Qualification or Statement of Attainment. If you don’t already hold a USI, you will need to go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

credit transfer

4. If applying for Credit Transfer:

Please complete a Credit Transfer Application Form (VET).

Along with this form, you should also submit any relevant qualification testamurs, Record of Results, statements of attainment, graduation statements, or a USI Transcript.

These documents should either be copies certified by a Justice of the Peace, or originals for sighting by an appropriate UQ College staff member.

You must submit your application for credit transfer prior to your start of study.

Read more about Credit Transfer

Subsidised training

Subsidised training is only for students wishing to enrol and study the full qualification.

The Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation Program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place, with a preapproved registered training organisation (UQ College). The principal aim of subsidised training is to help student gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.

Check whether you are eligible for subsidy




Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you’ve collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements. RPL must take place at the start of the program after enrolling with UQ College.

Ready to apply?

As you go through the Online Enrolment Form, you will receive specific instructions on each page on how to successfully complete your enrolment. A typed signature and date will be accepted on the completed enrolment form.

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Get in touch

Phone: +61 7 3346 6770

Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
Cnr University Drive & Campbell Road
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

RTO Number: 32454


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