Your Pathway to the University of Queensland
Duration
4 Terms (10 weeks per term)
Online
Dates
April/June/Sept 2023
(Depending on student numbers)
Didn’t get the score you need for university? Are you returning to study after years in the workforce?
If you are looking to enter university or increase your Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) ranking, then UQ College’s online Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP) is for you.
Completion of this program will enable you to apply through QTAC for an approved ATAR, whether you are a recent school leaver or a mature age student who has been absent from a formal study environment for some time. UQ College’s online Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP) is recognised as a Year 12 alternative, bridging knowledge gaps to meet university requirements. It is your academic pathway to university.
Flexible Online Study
Delivered online over three evenings a week working with highly qualified teachers to guide you, you can complete the CATP in the comfort of your own home. All you need is reliable internet access and a computer with a webcam and microphone.
NOTE: Students enrolled in the Biology or Chemistry units will be required to attend facetoface laboratory sessions at our St Lucia campus and one field trip to Nudgee Beach in Brisbane (for Biology only). The lab sessions and the field trip will be held together on a designated weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and attendance is compulsory and nonnegotiable.
Entry Requirements
For your pathway to university, all you need is:
A Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)
To be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or be a holder of a Permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
To be at least 18 years of age, or must be turning 18 within the enrolment period
Satisfactory completion to the required level of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN)
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 the full qualification, you will need to meet the training and assessment requirements for the three Core and six Elective specialisation units of your choosing.
If you are not interested in the full program but need a specialisation to gain entry into your required field of study, UQ College has that option for you. Choose either a Pure Maths, Chemistry or Biology specialisation.
English (3 units)
Unit code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisite  Course Description 

ATPPRE001  Plan and prepare for study  Orientation    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. 
ATPALS001  Apply academic learning skills  English 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. 
ATPALS002  Apply advanced academic learning skills to develop an academic argument  English 2  ATPALS001  This 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 evidencebased persuasive arguments. The presentation of written and spoken arguments using academic conventions, techniques, format, style and structure is required. 
General mathematics (2 units)
Unit code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPGMA001  Solve general mathematical problems embedded in real world contexts  General 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. 
ATPGMA002  Apply statistical and algebraic theory to solve general mathematical problems in real world contexts  General Maths 2  ATPGMA001  This 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 problemsolving 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 code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPPMA001  Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra 
Pure
   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. 
ATPPMA002  Solve pure mathematic problems involving statistics and functions  Pure Maths 2  ATPPMA001  This 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. 
ATPPMA003  Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus 
Pure
 ATPPMA001  This 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 antidifferentiation including integration. Communication using concise and systematic mathematical language and conventions is required. 
Chemistry (3 units)
Unit code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPCHE001  Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry  Chemistry 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. 
ATPCHE002  Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice  Chemistry 2  ATPCHE001  This 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. 
ATPCHE003  Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry  Chemistry 3  ATPCHE001  This 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 code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPBIO001  Apply 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. 
ATPBIO002  Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biology  Biology 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 code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPRES001  Conduct an academic research project  Research  ATPALS001  This 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 code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPPSY001  Investigate psychology using science inquiry methodology  Psychology 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. 
ATPPSY002  Investigate individual thinking and social psychology  Psychology 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. 
Stream  PreCourse  Trimester 1 Units  Trimester 2 Units  Trimester 3 Units 

Stream 1 English, Biology, General Maths, Psychology  Plan and prepare for study  English 1 Biology 1 General Maths 1  English 2 Biology 2 Psychology 1  General Maths 2 Psychology 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

Pure mathematics (3 units)
Unit code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPPMA001  Solve pure mathematics problems involving trigonometry and algebra 
Pure
   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. 
ATPPMA002  Solve pure mathematic problems involving statistics and functions  Pure Maths 2  ATPPMA001  This 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. 
ATPPMA003  Solve pure mathematics problems involving calculus 
Pure
 ATPPMA001  This 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 antidifferentiation including integration. Communication using concise and systematic mathematical language and conventions is required. 
Chemistry (3 units)
Unit code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPCHE001  Demonstrate the practical and theoretical application of introductory chemistry  Chemistry 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. 
ATPCHE002  Apply principles of chemical reactions and systems in theory and practice  Chemistry 2  ATPCHE001  This 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. 
ATPCHE003  Demonstrate the application of theory relating to electrochemistry and organic chemistry  Chemistry 3  ATPCHE001  This 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 code  Unit name  Unit Title  Prerequisites  Course Description 

ATPBIO001  Apply 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. 
ATPBIO002  Apply theory of ecosystems and genetics in biology  Biology 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. 
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Timetable
 Classes take place on Monday to Thursday evenings, from 79pm (AEST).
 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:
 A copy of your Passport or Immigration Card, and
 A copy of your Visa or letter from the Department of Home Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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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 preapproved registered training organisation (UQ College). The principal aim of subsidised training is to help student gain the higherlevel skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.
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.
VET Fees, Charges and Refunds
UQ College will inform prospective learners about their rights as a consumer, in accordance with state/territory laws. UQ College will notify learners when any change occurs that may affect the services the College provides.
Process required for refund
All refund requests must be received in writing by emailing info@uqcollege.uq.edu.au.
All refund requests will be made at the sole discretion of UQ College and processed accordingly to the Fees, Charges and Refund Procedure.
If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the refund process, the student may appeal the decision by following the UQ College Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure.
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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
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