10765NAT - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

 

course duration

Duration
3 Trimesters (12 weeks/Trimester)
Online
Timetable

 

 
 

dates

Dates
January and June each year 
Next intake: 
16 January 2023 

 

 

 
 

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Overview

This qualification is delivered online via evening classes. Chemistry and Biology Laboratory Practicals are delivered online or face to face at our St Lucia Campus. 

Successful completion of the full qualification will enable you to apply through QTAC for a tertiary entrance ranking.  

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 to study at university. The CATP is recognised as a Year 12 alternative and is ideal for recent school leavers or mature age students 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. 

  • Be at least 18 years of age or must turn 18 years of age within the enrolment period of this program.

PLEASE NOTE:

Biology and Chemistry Units 

Students enrolled in the Biology and/or Chemistry units will be required to attend face-to-face laboratory sessions at our St Lucia campus and one field trip to Nudgee Beach in Brisbane.

These lab sessions and the field trip will be held together during Trimester 2 – 3 break week on a designated weekend (Saturday and Sunday). 

Attendance at the lab sessions and the field trip is compulsory and non-negotiable.

Award

On successful attainment 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 meet 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 meet the training and assessment requirements for the three Core and six units which align with your selected stream. 

English (3 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisiteCourse Description 
ATPPRE001Plan and prepare for studyOrientation-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare for study in an adult learning environment. It requires the ability to develop career and study goals and skills to successfully plan and organise study commitments. Using software to contribute to the learning community and prepare and present information and data for study is also required. 
ATPALS001Apply academic learning skillsEnglish 1 -This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop academic learning skills for tertiary study. It requires the ability to plan, research, prepare and publish academic writing tasks that incorporate and acknowledge the work of others. Written communication using academic format, style and structure is required. 
ATPALS002Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argumentEnglish 2ATPALS001This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply advanced academic learning skills to develop structured academic arguments. It requires the ability to evaluate source material, develop thesis statements and evidence-based persuasive arguments. The presentation of written and spoken arguments using academic conventions, techniques, format, style and structure is required. 

General mathematics (2 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPGMA001Solve general mathematical problems embedded in real world contextsGeneral Maths 1 -This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to solve general mathematical problems embedded in real world contexts. It requires the ability to apply mathematical concepts and techniques to perform calculations involving numbers, measurement and finance. Communication using mathematical, statistical and everyday language and conventions is required. 
ATPGMA002Apply statistical and algebraic theory to solve general mathematical problems in real world contextsGeneral Maths 2 ATPGMA001This unit describes the outcomes required to apply the knowledge and skills of statistical and algebraic theory to solve general mathematical problems in real world contexts. It requires the ability to apply the problem-solving process to solve mathematical problems relating to algebra, probability and statistics. Communication using mathematical, statistical and everyday language and conventions is required. 

Pure mathematics (3 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPPMA001Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra

 

Pure
Maths 1 

 

-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply problem solving skills to predictable and routine pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra. It requires the ability to perform mathematical calculations and to solve problems which include introductory mathematical concepts, linear functions and quadratics, and trigonometry and measurement. Communication using concise and systematic mathematical language and conventions is required. 
ATPPMA002Solve pure mathematic problems involving statistics and functionsPure
Maths 2 
ATPPMA001This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply problem solving skills to predictable and routine pure mathematics problems involving statistics and functions. It requires the ability to comprehend and apply mathematical concepts and techniques drawn from relations and functions, probability and statistics, index laws, and exponential and logarithmic functions. The communication of arguments and strategies requires the concise and systematic application of statistical and mathematical language and conventions. 
ATPPMA003Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus

 

Pure
Maths 3

 

ATPPMA001This unit describes the outcomes skills and knowledge required to apply problem solving skills to predictable and routine pure mathematics problems using calculus. It requires the ability to apply mathematical methods to develop solutions and perform mathematical calculations applying both differentiation and anti-differentiation including integration. Communication using concise and systematic mathematical language and conventions is required. 

Chemistry (3 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPCHE001Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistryChemistry 1 -This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply introductory chemistry both in theory and in practice. It requires the ability to solve problems, refine experiments and conduct scientific investigations relating to chemistry fundamentals, physical and chemical changes, chemical reactions and stoichiometry. Explaining chemistry concepts requires proficient use of scientific and everyday language and conventions. 
ATPCHE002Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice Chemistry 2 ATPCHE001This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to understand and apply principles of chemical reactions and chemical systems in theory and practice. It requires the ability to solve problems, refine experiments and conduct scientific investigations relating to thermochemistry, equilibrium, acids and bases. Presenting ideas, information, problems and solutions effectively requires communication using scientific and everyday language and conventions is required.
ATPCHE003Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry Chemistry 3 ATPCHE001This unit describes the outcomes required to apply theory relating to redox reactions, electrochemistry and organic chemistry. It requires the ability to conduct experiments, collect and manipulate data and apply chemistry information, theory and data to solve problems. The communication of chemistry concepts using scientific reasoning and proficient use of scientific and everyday language and conventions is required. 

Biology (2 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPBIO001Apply science inquiry to solve biology problems relating  to cells and multicellular organisms Biology 1-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to solve biology problems relating to cells and multicellular organisms using science inquiry process. It requires the ability to understand facts and theory and conduct practical investigations on biology fundamentals that include the nature of life, cells and plant and animal physiology. Organising and representing ideas and information using scientific language and conventions is required.
ATPBIO002Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biologyBiology 2-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply biology theory relating to ecosystems and genetics. It requires the ability to understand facts and theory on biodiversity, classifications, genetics and evolution, conduct practical investigations, and solve problems using data. Organising and representing ideas and information using scientific language and conventions is required.

Research (1 unit) *Not offered from January 2023 cohort onwards.

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPRES001Conduct an academic research projectResearchATPALS001This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and conduct a formal academic research project. It requires the ability to develop a research proposal, review literature, analyse data and report research ideas and findings. Communication in the format, style and structure of academic writing in a research context is required. 

Psychology (2 units)

Unit codeUnit nameUnit TitlePrerequisitesCourse Description 
ATPPSY001Investigate psychology using science inquiry methodologyPsychology 1-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to investigate psychology using science inquiry methodology. It requires the ability to understand psychology fundamentals in order to solve problems and research psychology issues. Organising and representing ideas and information using scientific language and conventions in a psychology context is required. 
ATPPSY002Investigate individual thinking and social psychologyPsychology 2-This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to investigate individual thinking and social psychology using research and science inquiry methods. It requires the ability to understand and apply the concepts of intelligence, memory, cognitive development as well as social cognition and influence. Organising and representing ideas and information using scientific language and conventions is required. 
StreamPre-CourseTrimester 1 UnitsTrimester 2 UnitsTrimester 3 Units

Stream 1

English,

Biology,

General Maths,

Psychology

Plan and prepare for study

English 1

Psychology 1

General Maths 1

English 2

Psychology 2

Biology 1

General Maths 2

Biology 2

 

Stream 2

English,

Pure Maths,

Chemistry

Plan and prepare for study

English 1

Pure Maths 1

Chemistry 1

English 2

Pure Maths 2

Chemistry  2

Pure Maths 3

Chemistry  3

 

 

Timetable

  • Lectures usually take place during the evenings from 7-9pm weekdays (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
  • A student will have scheduled lectures up to 3 evenings per week.
  • Consultation sessions typically take place during evening timeslots or per agreement with the unit trainer.
  • Detailed timetable information will be available during Program Orientation prior to commencement.

 

 

 

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 licence, 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 Department of Home Affairs.

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2. 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. 

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3. Language Literacy and Numeracy Test (online):

The purpose of the Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test is to assess a student’s current level of competency in English and Mathematics, alongside providing an indication of a student’s ability to succeed within the learning environment of the CATP.

credit transfer

4. If applying for Credit Transfer:

Complete Credit Transfer Application Form (VET). 

Submit your application prior to start of study. 

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 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 CATP provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place, with a pre-approved 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

 

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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.

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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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