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Certificate IV in Science

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate IV in Science course is a preliminary program designed to lead into vocationally orientated programs. The course not only gives students tangible pathways into other TAFE courses, but also ensures that the mathematics and science undertaken meets the requirements of a number of industries. These industries may include the laboratory sciences, health sciences and computing technology. On completion of the course, students may enter a number of Certificate and Diploma courses, or Nursing and science degrees.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Science
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    The Certificate III & IV in Science courses are preliminary programs designed to lead into
    vocationally orientated programs. The course not only gives students tangible pathways into
    other TAFE courses, but also ensures that the mathematics and science undertaken meets the requirements of a number of industries. These industries may include the laboratory sciences, health sciences and computing technology. On completion of the course students may enter a number of Certificate and Diploma courses, or Nursing and science degrees.

    Campus
    Frankston

    Duration

    Full-time: 1 year
    Part-time: 2 years

    Entrance Requirements
    Mature aged students who are at least 18 years of age

    Application Procedure
    Direct to Institute

    Study Areas
    Chemistry stream modules
    Physics stream modules
    Biology stream modules
    Mathematics stream modules
    Communications stream modules
    Computing stream modules

    Certificate III in Science
    To qualify for the Certificate III in Science, a student must satisfactorily complete:
    i) six core units
    Conduct and present simple scientific research
    Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety
    Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems
    Evaluate pathways options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio
    Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes
    Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes

    ii) plus a minimum of two units in two of the three science streams
    (Chemistry, Physics, Biology (minimum of three units)).

    iii) plus a minimum of two electives.

    Certificate IV in Science
    To qualify for the Certificate IV in Science, a student must satisfactorily complete:
    i) Certificate III in Science (21857VIC)
    or have required prerequisite knowledge and skills

    ii) plus two core units
    Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts
    Present and apply workplace information

    iii) plus a minimum of two units in two of the three science streams
    (Chemistry, Physics, Biology

    iii) plus two additional maths units and two elective units.


    Further Education Opportunities
    Bachelor of Nursing (mature age)
    Bachelor of Science
    Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biological Testing, Manufacturing & Forensic Chemistry)
    Advanced Diploma of Computer Science
    Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
    VCE

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